Physical Education

The national Physical Education vision is that ‘all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.’

We aim to promote and improve the mental and physical health and well-being of each child. We endeavour to create opportunities for each child to fulfil their potential through active participation in exercise and sport, creating a culture of learning for life. We also believe that a varied PE curriculum and wide-ranging, extra-curricular opportunities have a positive effect on concentration, attitude and enhance the academic achievement of all our children.

St Bede’s PE provision aims to embrace a range of games activities, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming (at some stage in Key Stage 2) and outdoor adventurous activities.

Children have the opportunity to develop individual skills such as co-ordination, balance and control. They plan, perform and evaluate their own and each other’s work. Children learn to appreciate the benefits of cooperation and teamwork and come to understand the advantages of healthy, safe exercise to their general physical well-being. We aim for at least two hour physical activity per class per week.