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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.
Reception have had a fantastic time during MiniMovers This half term. 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.
Handball and Tennis have been the focus for KS1 this term. Children have developed their gross motor skills through the use of ball manipulation, whether that be throwing, catching or rolling. They have looked at their close control with a racket, looking at balance and power and as always, the use of movement has been key to our lessons, ensuring pupils are physically literate for the years ahead.
UKS2 have been focusing on their hand eye co-ordination skills this half term, through cricket and lacrosse- with the help of Coach Mike from one of our partnership clubs, Monton sports club, whilst Gymnastics has provided the opportunity to explore different movement patterns. Pupils from all 3 classes have been participating in a research project, alongside Salford Red Devils, to develop their skills as people to take forward into future life. Listening skills and mental resilience are 2 of the key topics so far.