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PE at Quarry Mount

At Quarry Mount, we aim to develop positive attitudes towards physical activity and inspire all children to become physically confident. Physical Education will provide opportunities for children to compete against themselves and others, work in partnerships and teams, build self-confidence and perseverance and develop a sense of personal achievement.

Regular physical activity is one of the most important ways to improve and maintain physical health, mental health and overall well-being. We aim to provide children with the knowledge and skills to develop life-long physically active and healthy lifestyles. We believe that if children are given the opportunity to regularly participate in a range of enjoyable physical activities at an early age, they are more likely to continue to be physically active throughout the rest of their lives.

We provide our children with a broad and balanced PE curriculum, which follows the skill-based focus of the National Curriculum and is supplemented with access to PE planning (online). Each year children will have the opportunity to learn a number of sports across a wide range of activities including: invasion games, net/wall activities, striking and fielding games, target games, outdoor adventurous activities, artistic activities and fundamentals.  Our curriculum planning follows a cumulative approach where new units of work consolidate and build on existing learning. This is done by practising and developing existing skills and improving them further, linking and embedding these skills across all areas of PE.

PE is taught at Quarry Mount as a minimum of two sessions per week as a subject in its own right, and integrated into the wider curriculum where possible. In EYFS, activities are carefully planned to be part of the universal provision in order to support the physical development of our children from the very start of their primary school journey. In Year 4, children go swimming once a week which is a statutory part of the national curriculum and is crucial for developing the necessary water safety skills.