Physical Education Curriculum Vision
At Valence Primary School, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities.
At Valence Primary School, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sports and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect, which link to our school values of PRAISE.
At Valence Primary School, PE provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor and adventure. The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, with the aid and direction of a specialist PE Higher Level Teaching Assistant. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities at after school sport clubs.
Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which aims to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. Children in Year 6 swim once a week during the autumn term, and those who require extra support are offered further lessons during the summer term.