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Physical Education

"Good health is the mind, body, and soul living in harmony as one."

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Our Intent

At Leighton, we aim to provide a PE curriculum for our pupils in Reception to Year 6 not only to enjoy but also allows them to experience a range of activities that help them to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing.

  • We want all our children to begin to recognise and understand the impact of physical activity on their bodies and minds. 

  • For all children to be physically active for sustained periods by engaging in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. 

  • To offer a high-quality PE curriculum that inspires our children to participate in competitive team and individual sports where they have the opportunity to develop the values, fairness and respect (offering support, encouragement and celebrating other’s achievements on the pitch and off it.) 

  • To provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. 

  • We are committed to give all children access to a range of Sport and Physical Activities to broaden their experiences e.g. basketball, table tennis, sailing, boccia, cross-country, 

  • We are committed to promote and increase the range of competitive sporting events on offer to children. 

  • Provide opportunities for children with SEND/ least active/ low confidence to attend sporting events. 

The national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time

  • Engage in competitive sports and activities

  • Lead healthy, active lives