to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all children to achieve. We We want the children to become increasingly confident and competent in a range of physical activities.
provide opportunities for children to develop their skills further and take part in competitive sport, ensuring access for all abilities. The curriculum is designed to offer opportunities that involve thinking, selecting and applying skills, and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus, we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
we understand the importance of physical activity for our children and its unique place to impact learning and behaviour in all areas of school life. We intend to develop life-saving skills such as teaching children to swim since our school is located near a canal, marina and the beach. Teaching children respect, teamwork, leadership, resilience, fairness and equality through P.E drives the curriculum. The acquisition of sporting skills is our intent but of equal importance are the ‘softer skills’ that are necessary life-skills. We want children to enjoy P.E and relate that feeling of enjoyment to being physically active and aim to make it a life-long habit. The Linacre 10 (Daily Mile) is timetabled in every day and we are working towards the Government's initiative of Active 30:30, 30 active minutes every day.
School Games Mark
We retained our Gold School Games Award in 2021-22 (we have successfully retained it annually since 2017-18 when we achieved the Gold School Games Award for the first time). This was only achieved through the teamwork, dedication and hard work of children, staff and parent helpers in organising and attending sporting events. We understand the importance of our children attending competitions to develop resilience, team work and leadership, all lifelong skills. Linacre children are superb ambassadors every time they are outside school.
The teaching of P.E. begins in Reception based on the requirements of the EYFS framework and guided by Development Matters. Children develop their gross and fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination through movement, dance and games. We give all children the opportunity to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of resources to support specific skills.