Physical Education at Waverley Abbey C of E Junior School
All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23
Waverley Abbey believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. Our broad and balanced Physical Education Curriculum is intended to provide pupils with opportunities in which to relish challenges as well as an increase in self-confidence, in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Progressive learning objectives, coupled with a varied teaching approaches endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils to develop into inquisitive, independent learners. Through the selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks, it is intended that pupils, irrespective of their innate ability, will enjoy success, and be motivated to further develop their individual potential.
The activities offered and the teaching approaches adopted seek to provide pupils with opportunities to develop their creative and expressive abilities, through improvisation and problem solving. Pupils are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body and begin to understand the factors that affect their health and fitness.
In Physical Education, we hope that our children will be motivated to participate in and benefit from Physical Education and sport. Through physical activity we aim to improve health and well-being, to promote active participation and develop high self-esteem and high expectations within every child. All the children receive the governments’ recommendation of two hours per week during curriculum time as well as taking part in the Daily Run.
Over the course of the year the PE programme of study is as follows: