Physical Education at St George's
Physical Education at St. George's aims to provide all children with the experiences which will encourage life long interest in sport and physical recreation. It contributes to the physical development of each child, increasing self-confidence, enabling them to experience a sense of achievement and to learn to co-operate with others through physical activity. They take part in stimulating, enjoyable and challenging activities, enjoy success and are motivated to further develop their potential. Physical Education is important for developing a positive and active lifestyle for all.
- For children to compete and lead healthy lifestyle.
- To acquire new knowledge and skills, in depth understanding of PE.
- For children to be willing to practice skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, working alone, in small groups and teams to apply these skills.
- To encourage high levels of physical fitness.
- Children to remain physically active for sustained periods of time.
- To promote long term health and well-being.
- For children to become excellent young leaders in organising and officiating.
- To motivate and instill excellent sporting attitudes in others.
- Children should have knowledge of how to improve their own and others performance
- To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being (applying safety principles).
- To provide opportunities for children to participate competitively in sports in a safe environment.
Teaching methods and learning styles
A wide variety of methods are used for teaching Physical Education, with the main emphasis being on vigorous activity and developing skills and understanding. These will include the children being encouraged to work:
- in pairs
- in groups
- in ability matched groups
- in house teams
- in random ability groups
- as a whole class
There are different learning styles that children adopt and to enable every child to reach their full potential, activities must be planned ensuring that the learning style of the pupil is catered for.