At Westlea Primary School we recognise the importance of Physical Education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. Physical Education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. This enables them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. A balance of individual, team, cooperative and competitive activities aim to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. In addition to the importance based on P.E lessons, we also promote our wider curriculum offer which includes the offer for pupils to take part in extra-curricular sports and activity clubs and competitions. Daily physical activity and health enhancing activities also play a role. This includes active lessons, the daily mile, active break and lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities.