At Lyminster Primary School, PE is more than just doing. During their two hours of timetabled PE a week children have the opportunity to:
- Improve physical and motor skills
- Become healthier and fitter individuals
- Learn about the importance of health and mental well-being
- Develop an awareness of safety, and become responsible for their own safety and that of others
- Develop a positive self-image and self-esteem
- Learn valuable team skills, including: communication, being an effective leader and respecting others
- Be creative and problem-solve independently and in pairs and groups
Within Key Stage 1, children develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Children are taught to master basic movements (including running, jumping, throwing and catching), as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. Children have the opportunity to apply these in a range of activities, sports and team games and perform dances using simple movement patterns.
In Key Stage 2, children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Lyminster’s curriculum allows KS2 children to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination, play competitive games, develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and perform dances using a range of movement patterns. In addition to this, Year 3 and 4 participate in swimming lessons, and through these learn to become competent, confident and proficient swimmers.
Physical Education at Lyminster is an area of learning that we pride ourselves upon. It is an area of our curriculum which aims to promote a vast array of skills and opportunities. In particular, it instills a deeper understanding among the children of the need for a healthy and active lifestyle through the delivery of varied curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. With the varied provision of sports, games and activities, we enable the children to make decisions, apply skills, work as part of a team and to become evaluative when both taking part and spectating.
At Lyminster Primary School, we aim to produce healthy, active and independent children who not only understand the value of fitness for their bodies and minds, but who will be willing to partake in new experiences and take these on into the future.