At Lydiate Primary School we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide for pupils’ increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Progressive learning objectives and varied teaching approaches, provide stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils enabling our pupils to enjoy success and be motivated to further develop their individual potential and take part in lifelong physical activity.
Providing a balanced range of individual, paired and group activities, in addition to, cooperative, collaborative and competitive situations aims to cater for the preferences, strengths and needs of every pupil. These activities, experienced within a comprehensive physical education curriculum, aim to promote a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding. They also intend to develop the pupils’ ability to work independently and to respond appropriately and sympathetically to others, irrespective of their age, gender, cultural or ethnic background.