Our aim with our physical education curriculum is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles and a love of sport. We strive for our pupils to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.
Our curriculum is delivered through highly effective ‘quality first teaching’, using the PE Passport scheme of work. Each week children access a minimum of two hours of high quality structured physical activity. This may be through PE lessons, Swimming lessons or additional physical activities such as Morning Exercises.
Enrichment opportunities, include outdoor learning with residential outdoor activity trips in KS2 and all children have the opportunity to take part in friendly and competitive sporting events run by the Local Authority. The children play competitive games, adapted where appropriate, for example basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. The children have opportunities to experience a wide range of sports and activities including gymnastics, athletics, dance and yoga which provide our children with rich experiences as a team and individual and which enhance teaching, learning and knowledge.
There are strong links between PE and Science whereby the children learn about health and fitness and how this has an impact on their body, as well as their lives. Pupils learn about the human body, healthy food choices, hygiene, exercise and mental health.
Extra-curricular activities are an important part of Sport at Dickleburgh and a range of sporting clubs are offered as after school activities, giving children the opportunity to try new sports in a secure environment.
Physical education is important for developing healthy lifestyles in young people and at Dickleburgh we provide a wide variety of physical activity and opportunities to develop sporting skills both during and outside the normal curriculum hours.
Through the breadth and depth that our curriculum offers, children are equipped with the tools to live and lead a healthy lifestyle and leave Dickleburgh possessing the fundamental skills e.g. throwing, catching, jumping etc. As a result, the number of children choosing to partake in extra-curricular, physical activity-based clubs increases year on year with our focus on encouraging less active children to become increasingly involved and enthusiastic about being more physical.