PE Implementation Statement
Physical Education at St Paul’s creates a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve.
The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Children take part in games, gymnastic movement, dance and athletic activities using indoor and outdoor environments where appropriate. Children can take part in after school clubs and have the opportunity to compete against other schools. In KS2, children go on a residential course for outdoor activities. Children have swimming lessons from their very first year of school; Reception, and continue every year up to Year 5.
Physical education is seen as key to developing healthy lifestyles in young people and at St Paul’s we provide a wide array of opportunities to develop this and sporting skills outside of the normal curriculum time. Regular Extra-Curricular Clubs are very popular and offer a wide variety of sports, including: Gymnastics (KS1), Girls and Boys Football, Fencing, Netball, Dance, Cricket, Rounders, Yoga and Athletics.
Playtimes are an important part of our pupils being happy, healthy and ready to learn. We have well-staffed and equipped playgrounds, a sports field, two adventure play grounds (one for KS1 and one for KS2), skipping ropes and an Outdoor Area specifically for the EYFS children. Also within our vibrant EYFS area we have a new trim trail which was designed to provide opportunities for children to develop and improve fundamental skills using various body parts. Our Year 5 and 6 children can choose to become a Young Sports Leader which is a responsible role to encourage younger children to be as physically active during playtimes.