Physical Education

Physical Education at The Deans

At The Deans Primary, our aim is to provide pupils with the opportunity to try and experience the world of Sports through an enriched, high-quality Physical Education curriculum, that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physical activity. Our vision is to provide opportunities for pupils to become passionate and resilient learners and find ways that support their health and fitness, in order for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We want PE to help our children prepare for the world, both mentally and physically, ensuring that our children grow to lead healthy, active lives.
Through this vision, we aim that all children:

  • Find a passion and a love of Sport
    Our vision is for all of our pupils to hold a positive view and attitude towards PE and to find a physical activity they can enjoy or thrive in. Through the skills and knowledge being taught in our PE curriculum, we aim to promote not only a love for Sport but a deep understanding of the subject.
  • Work independently and as part of a team
    We offer our children a breadth of opportunities in PE, which includes: a vast range of extra-curricular activities, high involvement in competitions and support from our school partnership PE Specialist- Premier Sport. We aim to promote a strong sense of team work and resilience when working independently and as part of a team; we want our children to learn new skills through a range of activities.
  • Have and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle
    It is important to us that our children feel supported in leading a healthy and active lifestyle. We wish to provide children with the understanding and opportunities to ensure that they have the capacity to do this. We want the profile of PE to continue to be raised across the school, with the aim to increase passion, resilience, knowledge and skills of all pupils and staff in the teaching and learning of PE.

Swimming requirements: Before our children leave our school in Year 6, we want them to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m. Our expectation is that our children can also use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.

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