The National Curriculum
Purpose of Study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
Key Stage 1
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:
Key Stage 2
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
Swimming and Water Safety
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
On Friday afternoon, in the warmth of the All Hallow's Sports hall, our basketball team went to battle. After attending early morning training sessions, the team were rewarded with fierce competition against other Salford Primary schools. The children began with a dominant victory with a full round team performance against a heavily defensive side from St Thomas of Canterbury. Accurate passing and shooting came from all players, donning the burgundy and yellow colours. Two challenging and physical games followed against Holy Family and Cathedral with two very close defeats.The St . Sebastian's team then began to rise back to the top of the table following two outstanding victories against St Thomas' and Holy Family, in quarter finals and the semi final respectively. The day finished with marginal defeat in the final against Cathedral, who were magnificent throughout the whole tournament.
Mr Taylor was incredibly proud of the teams sporting performance and equally their attitude to fight back after defeats and celebrate as a team in victories. This performance stands us in a great position as we look forward to our next cluster competition - Dodgeball in January.