"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body,
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”
John F Kennedy
PE & Sport at Longcot and Fernham
Teaching ensures that when 'evaluating and improving performance', connections are made between 'developing, selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas', and 'fitness and health'.
During Key Stage 1 pupils build on their natural enthusiasm for movement, using it to explore and learn about their world.
They start to work and play with other pupils in pairs and small groups. By watching, listening and experimenting, they develop their skills in movement and coordination, and enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.
During Key Stage 2 pupils enjoy being active and using their creativity and imagination in physical activity. They learn new skills, find out how to use them in different ways, and link them to make actions, phrases and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools to enhance the provision of PE and sport. Please visit the 'sports premium' page here to see how last years funding was spent, and the plan for this year.
PE (Physical Education) is a subject that each and every child is entitled to access, no matter what their ability, skill set, or experience is.
An active learner is a better learner.
We hope that each child falls in love with one element of PE, be it dance, gym, games, athletics, swimming or OAA (Outdoor Adventure Activities) and they will then continue this interest throughout their school life, in extracurricular clubs and continue a healthy mindset as adults, instilling a passion for exercise and sport.
PE broadens the mind, develops thinking, skills (fine and gross), coordination, friendships, passion, tactics, sportsmanship, fair play, empathy, self-esteem, and of course confidence.
PE linked with nature wakens the mind, inspires the soul, and teaches pupils how to become released from stress, tension, and anxiety.
All pupils should have a PE kit in school Monday - Friday. It should consist of the following items:
NB all hair should be tied up, earrings taken out or covered with micropore tape (please provide your own) and watches removed for PE lessons.