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In Early Years the curriculum focuses on children’s physical development, teaching and developing the fundamental skills of movement, balance, coordination, flexibility and agility. Children are encouraged to be as adventurous as possible when trying out new ways of learning and sports that we teach e.g. gymnastics and by using our climbing wall.
Key Stage One
In Key Stage 1, children will further develop these fundamental skills and begin to apply them in a range of sporting activities. They are given the opportunity to perform individually and with others and are encouraged to co-operate in competitive physical challenges.
Key Stage Two
In Key Stage 2, children develop and build upon previously taught knowledge, skills and techniques to use them in a variety of ways. It is here where children become increasingly more involved in competitive sports, modified where appropriate, and apply other taught principles such as attacking, defending and teamwork. Children are encouraged to identify where improvements to performance can be made and how to evaluate and recognise their own and others achievements. Key Stage 2 children are also given the opportunity to participate in outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming.
At Nantwich Primary Academy we provide a range of PE related activities for children to participate in. These encourage them to further develop their skills in a range of the activity areas. We also play regular fixtures against other local schools as this introduces a competitive element to team games and allows the children to put into practice the skills that they have developed in their lessons. These opportunities foster a sense of team spirit and cooperation amongst our children.
We believe strongly in the pedagogy of P.E. and the Spirit of the Games - School Games Values. These values permeate through our entire curriculum and in everything, we do.
Primary PE & Sports Funding
PE Sports Funding
All primary schools receive an additional yearly PE Premium grant from the Government. This extra funding is intended to heighten the effectiveness of PE provision in schools, and it is at the school’s discretion as to how the additional funding is spent.
Our aim is for all pupils to participate and enjoy physical education as well as understanding the benefits that being active can have on their physical and mental health in order for them to lead healthy, active lifestyles now and in the future. At Nantwich Primary Academy emotional and mental wellbeing is greatly enhanced by our sport and ‘active learning’. This is central to both our curriculum and extra-curricular provision, as we know this is hugely beneficial to our children.
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