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.
The national curriculum for physical education 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.
At Cathedral School
At Cathedral school we follow the F.U.Ns scheme, as well as REAL (for gymnastics). Both schemes are designed to provide children with a style of learning that is differentiated, and based on developing the fundamental skills that need to be applied to a range of sports. Teachers have been provided with several training sessions by F.U.Ns specialists therefore ensuring that teachers are confident in providing a well- balanced P.E curriculum.
Twice a year, professional sports coaches provide each class with focused learning on one of the curriculum sports. They also provide extra- curricular opportunities for pupils in both KS1 and KS2. In addition to this, gifted and talented children develop their skills during a lunchtime club. During this time, the sports coach prepares the children with the skills to play competitively against schools from within the local community.
We have a varied curriculum; football, tennis, basketball and hockey all feature, as well as dance and gymnastics.
The highlight of the year for many children at Cathedral school is Sports Day. Pupils, staff and parents all participate in a fun, exciting and energetic day where pupils are encouraged to demonstrate a number of the skills developed throughout the academic year.