At St Catherine’s we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s overall development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide for pupils increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. The selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks will help pupils, irrespective of their innate ability to enjoy success and be motivated. As well as to further develop their individual potential, problem solving skills and exercise their creativity whilst developing resilience by taking risks and to reflect, learn and grow following experiences of failure as well as success.
At St Catherine’s, the children have two hours of PE a week. In addition to this, they take part in active playtimes and lunchtimes.
PE lessons use the GetSet4PE scheme.
The children practise and develop core, fundamental movement skills and apply them to a range of different activities. They are encouraged to create their own games, take ownership of their learning and coach each other. During PE lessons, children compete against themselves and each other and work on understanding how to improve their performance.
Children should bring PE kits to wear for lessons. They should have a PE t-shirt, shorts, plimsols or trainers and a tracksuit for the winter as some PE lessons will be outside. Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be taped.