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Physical Education (PE)

Miss Ward is the subject leader for PE.
The Importance of PE in the Curriculum
PE develops pupil’s physical competence and confidence. It promotes physical skill, development and knowledge of the body and provides opportunities for pupils to be creative and to face challenges as individuals, in pairs and groups. It is also essential in promoting a positive attitude towards active and healthy lifestyles.
Our Aim at Briar Hill School
To ensure that all aspects of physical activity in school are promoted for the health and well being of pupils and staff.
Building Learning Power
Through Building Learning Power, children at Briar Hill are taught and encouraged within the PE curriculum to use their BLP capacities such as perseverance, noticing skills, imitation, capitalising and collaboration. Children are asked which learning power they are using and explain how that is developing their skills
Our Specific Objectives
To enable our pupils to understand the importance of physical activity.
To enable our pupils to development appropriate skills and attitudes in physical activity.
To provide and promote opportunities for our pupils to be physically active throughout the school day and beyond.
To ensure our pupils are confident, safe and enjoy physical activity.
To ensure our pupils develop a sense of fair play and sportsmanship.
To motivate our pupils to retain a lifelong interest in PE and to recognise the importance of living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
During their time at Briar Hill pupils will have opportunities to:
Foundation Stage
• Move spontaneously, imaginatively and confidently showing control, coordination and awareness
   of space.
• Use small and large equipment, showing a range of basic skills.
• Recognise the importance of keeping healthy and those things which contribute to this.
• Recognise the changes that happen to their bodies.
• Repeat, link and adapt simple movements and comment on their work.
Key Stage One
• Plan and perform simple skills safely.
• Improve their skills by practising alone and with others.
• Talk and make simple judgments about what they have done.
• Recognise and describe changes to their bodies due to exercise