In line with our Mission Statement ‘achieving personal excellence for themselves and the glory of God’, we aim to develop a love of sport and physical activity and inspire our children to have the confidence, motivation and knowledge to become lifelong active people. Our curriculum delivers high quality Physical Education lessons that allow each child to succeed, reach their full potential and develop their physical, mental and social health and wellbeing. We recognise the impact that the provision of high quality PE and Sport can have in enhancing pupils' attainment and achievement and we are proud of its continuing prominence and impact within our school.
Our broad and progressive curriculum ensures all pupils build the fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills to excel in a wide range of physical activities. Alongside this curriculum, we offer an excellent extra curricular sports provision across a wide range of sports with the opportunity to demonstrate the children’s new skills in intra and inter sports competitions. Physical activity throughout the day is also maximised through initiatives such as the ‘Mini Mile’ and through our Sports Leaders and Playground leaders who lead sporting activities and organise games whilst also building and sharing their leadership, communication and teamwork skills.
The curriculum has been designed to provide our children with a wide variety of activities that will develop their fundamental and core skills as well as their understanding of how to lead an active life. Holy Family currently provides children with two P.E. lessons a week which are taken by a specialist Sports teacher and the Class Teacher.
In EYFS pupils explore a range of physical activity through their specific P.E lessons and the continuous access to the outdoor environment, allowing the children to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Their P.E lessons also look to develop the children’s subject language and helps to develop their fundamental movement and body management skills.
Key Stage 1
P.E. in KS1 builds to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination and the children begin to apply these to a range of activities. They participate in team games developing simple tactics and rules together with team work and decision making skills.
Key Stage 2
P.E. in KS2 begins to work on specific sports and invasion games, while also progressing the variety and complexity of dance and gymnastics and other indoor activities. As the children move through KS2 they continue to think about teamwork, but look more deeply into the tactical side of games. Children are also encouraged to analyse their own performance into order to achieve personal excellence.
All children in Year 5 are given swimming lessons at the Everyone Active Acton Centre by specialist swimming instructors. Children are encouraged to swim using recognised strokes, developing technique, speed and stamina. They have the opportunity to gain certificates for swimming various distances, water skills and water safety.