Physical Education

Physical Education at Prior Heath enthuses and inspires pupils to participate fully and develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise as well as healthy, active lifestyles. We aim to provide an enjoyable, satisfying and balanced programme with opportunities for all pupils to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. The Physical Education curriculum offers a comprehensive range of experiences to meet the needs of individual pupils of all abilities and talents. The children develop fundamental movement skills which underpin all sporting activities through taking part in Gymnastics, Dance and Games. They receive a minimum of 2 hours PE weekly.

Sports Activity Morning

Each year all children take part in a Sports Activity Morning. This provides them with the opportunity to compete and demonstrate some of the skills they have learnt throughout the year in P.E. Parents are invited to come and watch their child’s achievements.

Sporting aims and provision

Our sporting aims are as follows:

• to develop key skills which are fundamental to many games and sports, e.g. agility, balance, co-ordination and speed
• to teach and play simple competitive games individually, in pairs and in groups using simple tactics e.g. marking and intercepting
• to develop an understanding of healthy active lifestyles and inspire a love of sport and exercise.

Prior Heath has excellent resources for PE. There is an extensive range of small apparatus and much of this has been recently purchased.

Children have the opportunity to use the adventure playground, trim trail and climbing wall on a rota basis at playtime and lunchtime. It is only used during the school day and not before or after school for safety reasons. At play times and lunchtimes the children also have access to a wide range of small games equipment including cricket, football, tennis, skipping ropes, hoops, bean bags, balls etc. The children also take part in “brain breaks” during the day which provides another opportunity for them to develop the fundamental movement skills that underpin all sports.

The Progression of Skills for PE from Reception to Year 2 can be found here. (PDF, 266.3 kB)