Physical Education

At Ernesettle Community School we aim to deliver an inspiring curriculum which supports every child in developing a true passion for Physical Education. Our curriculum encourages pupils to seek out and embrace the wide range of sporting opportunities provided at Ernesettle (Half Marathon, Swimming, Field Gun, Street Dance, to name a few!) and take up clubs further afield. Through our PE curriculum, children are exposed to competitive and non-competitive sports and by the time children leave in Year 6, we intend for every pupil to be technically proficient, an active participant in sporting opportunities, and lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Children will also be able to demonstrate co-operation and collaboration with others, showing a deep understanding of fairness, working as a team and equity of play. Physical Development opportunities in Early Years make positive contributions to children’s development. The Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum is planned progressively to allow children to build on and develop previously learnt skills enhancing these further.

To draw on a quote, in this case from James MacAllister, ‘physically educated persons are those who have learned to arrange their lives in such a way that the habitual physical activities they freely engage in make a distinctive contribution to their wider flourishing’.