At St Leonard’s, we equip children with the knowledge and understanding required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and mental well -being. We offer a dynamic, diverse and inspiring program of activity to ensure that all children are able to progress physically whilst enjoying an inclusive PE curriculum. At the core of our PE lessons, is the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness, respect and equity of play. Our curriculum improves the well-being and fitness of all children at St Leonard’s not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes such as respect, compassion and justice.
“No matter what or where you come from, if you work hard at something, you can achieve it.”
PE is taught through the Real PE scheme. This scheme ensures that children are given a wealth of opportunities to develop their physical movement skills as well as achieving whole child objectives. Real PE is woven throughout school and starts in EYFS. From here, we begin nurturing the fundamental movement skills alongside creative and social skills. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons per week focusing on different fundamental skills. These are then complimented by team games so that children have a chance to use the skills they have been taught in a competitive, team game. Children in Years 3 and 4 complete a block of swimming sessions so that they are proficient in water safety and using a range of strokes.