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Physical Education at St Edmunds aspires to offer a rich, varied and inclusive curriculum that both, meets the expectations of the National Curriculum, and provides high quality opportunities for all pupils to undertake a wide range of physical activities, which may not be available in the wider community. Our pupils’ personal development is at the heart of everything we do: We are helping to develop a culture across school, which improves academic achievement and the overall health and well being of our pupils, whilst enabling them to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Through the development of pupils’ skills, physical movement and knowledge of sport, we hope to: build resilience and independence; embed values such as teamwork and respect; develop communication and leadership skills.
If you would like to know more about the Physical Education curriculum at St Edmund's, please arrange an appointment with your child's teacher or Mr Warburton, or alternatively follow links on this page to the statutory information.
The children are really enjoy going into the hall for their P.E. sessions. The children have been learning how to warm up their bodies before we begin and cool down when we have finished.
This half term we have been looking at 'Teamwork and Games.' Pupils have developed their use of control and co-ordination through both large and small movements. Spatial awareness has been a key topic, focusing on how they can move around, in a number of different ways, safely.
LKS2 have brought the curtain down on this years swimming lessons recently. It has been fantastic to see the pupils gain confidence and competence in the water, honing some vital skills needed for the future. In addition, handball has allowed them to develop their spatial awareness and throwing and catching skills. Pupils have been able to implement these into small sided competitive games, working collaboratively. Some of these skills have laid a foundation for future learning as pupils have transferred them into a range of cricket scenarios.
KS1 have used basketball to develop their ball control skills. Pupils have investigated different ways to travel with a ball, including the use of dribbling. They have used a range of movement patterns to travel, including different jumping variations, and have looked at special awareness through active games. Throwing and catching skills, with increasing accuracy, has been another focus, using different equipment to challenge themselves.
UKS2 have been using tag rugby as part of their invasion games unit. Pupils have focused on finding space, in order to receive a pass on the move, and considered how these skills can help them in small, modified games. They have also developed defensive tactics, in isolation (1 vs 1 situations), and working with team mates to isolate an opponent.