Physical Education

What makes a good PE student at Sacred Heart?

A hunger for trying new games, activities and skills, with a willingness to make mistakes in order to improve. A student with an ability to work successfully as an individual but also someone who contributes effectively within teams and looks to support others while developing self.

About Physical Education

Physical Education at Sacred Heart has transformed rapidly over the last 12 months. The children at Sacred Heart love their weekly PE lessons and many take part in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, including yoga, dance, cheerleading and Kimball, with many more to run throughout the school year.

September 2018 has also seen the introduction of a new, more robust PE curriculum. This is mapped out in the Long Term Plan, and it ensures coverage of knowledge and skills across a range of games, dance modules, gymnastics and Outdoor and Adventure Activities.

Our Healthy Lifestyles curriculum team is led by . The Healthy Lifestyles curriculum team also lead Mental Health and Emotional Well-being of pupils.

Aims of Physical Education

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

· Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

· Are physically active for sustained periods of time.

· Engage in competitive sports and activities.

· Lead healthy, active lives.


Why do we teach PE?

· Children learn to understand the importance of exercising for a lifetime.

· Children learn the fundamental motor skills that enable them to develop the competence that creates confidence and leads to safe and successful participation in a wide range of sports.

· Children are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE lessons, including muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.

· Children can learn valuable lessons about accepting responsibility for their personal development leading to greater self-discipline.

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.