Physical Education (PE)

At Laughton All Saints’ C of E Primary School, we believe that Physical Education is an essential aspect of our curriculum to encourage and promote healthy and active lifestyles. In PE, we develop a wide range of skills and fundamental knowledge of a variety sports and disciplines throughout the key stages and years. Our curriculum ensures that skills are developed through topics such as invasion games, dance, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, outdoor and adventure and fitness. Skills gained from these topics are then applied to specific sports such as Netball, Football, Basketball, Rounders and Tag Rugby later on in Key Stage 2. In addition to this, we believe that an essential element of our curriculum is that children develop an understanding of a healthy lifestyle and will therefore make connections between physical health and a healthy mind to go on to adopt a healthy lifestyle into their adult life.

Our PE Scheme of learning progressively builds key knowledge and skills and is taught through challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities for all pupils. Our lessons balance elements of independent learning, team work, competition or creative opportunities which allow all pupils the opportunity to participate and flourish.

All children at Laughton All Saints’ C of E Primary School have access to 2 hour of Physical Education a week. These lessons are delivered by Class Teachers or visiting specialists who have specialist subject knowledge in that curriculum area.

Physical Education begins in EYFS by giving strong foundations to all pupils. The children have access to child-initiated continuous provision in our outdoor environment which strongly promotes physical development. Children have regular access to many activities through the year which are designed to promote physical development such as bike training. Children also have one formal PE lesson and a session from a visiting PE specialist.

Pupils at Laughton All Saints’ C of E Primary School enjoy PE and look forward to their lessons. A range of after-school clubs is offered to the pupils to further extend those opportunities to children such as gymnastics, fitness, hockey and football. We regularly participate in local competitions and have even won some competitions: We may be small but we are mighty!