At Earlsfield we believe that P.E. should:
- adopt and develop positive attitudes towards sharing, co-operation and competition in active situations.
- enhance pupils’ self-confidence and self-esteem through a wide range of movement experience
- teach pupils to learn how to think in different ways to suit diverse types of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities.
- learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes and abilities, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
We consider good sportsmanship to be at heart of school sport. We arrange a series of matches between local schools, as well as getting involved in inter-borough tournaments. A year of sport at Earlsfield accumulates in a Sports Week, where activities are arranged across the school including parent matches, sports day and a celebration of different sports and skills.
In KS1 and early years
Pupils develop core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others.
Towards the end of year 2 year 2 children begin to apply skills they have learnt in game situations such as tag rugby and tennis.
They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Children have the opportunity to be involved in multi skills festivals; children take part in challenging and competitive activities with other schools
Pupils continue to implement 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 enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.
They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success
Earlsfield believe competitive sport is key within the PE curriculum because being able to compete helps supports of pupils’ overall development. Learning how to successfully handle winning and losing will stand them in good stead for later life.