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Subject Statement P.E.

Rushbrook Primary Academy Physical Education Curriculum Statement

At Rushbrook, we believe that physical education is an essential part of a child’s educational development.

We follow the National Curriculum guidance in Key Stages 1 and 2 and the Early Years Foundation Stage throughout the Pre-nursery, Nursery and Reception. Children in the EYFS have continuous access to the outdoor area where we are lucky to have a large space for large physical play, climbing, bikes, running and a small space for building, using brushes, ribbons, and a range of other equipment for small and large movements.

We aim to develop a balanced programme, offering a variety of activities to enhance skills in physical education. We believe that positive participation in physical education will enable children to build self-esteem, team work and positive attitudes in P.E. for a healthy lifestyle in school and beyond.

As well as teaching physical education, we also enhance the children’s opportunities with an extensive range of extra-curricular sports clubs such as multi-skills, football, cycling, and physical games that enable them to further their development and also provide opportunities for the children to represent the school in competitions such as football, basketball, dance and athletics.

We are very fortunate to have had an all-weather track constructed around the outside of the field and children from each class are able to access the track at different points of the day. The aim of the track is to improvement children’s engage with physical exercise, they are encouraged to walk, jog or run around the track.

We ensure that all pupils are recognised for their sporting efforts in assemblies, on social media and via the school website.