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The Academy of Cuxton Schools

“Foundations for Life”

Physical Education

'Foundations for...Sport'


 It is our intent for the Physical Education curriculum to stimulate and motivate all pupils to enjoy, succeed and excel in personal development, competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their personal health and fitness. Our children will be given the chance to compete in sport and other activities to build character and to embed core values such as fairness, tolerance and mutual respect of others which are needed in today’s society. We will strive to ensure that all children exceed their potential and the impact of our PE curriculum will encourage our children to proceed and live a healthy and active lifestyle.


In EYFS, the children will begin to develop an understanding of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable children to make informed choices about physical activities throughout their lives. The children will be engaged in using and manipulating their bodies through a range of activities such as yoga, gymnastics and simple ball skills.


In Key Stage 1, the children will continue to develop fundamental skills, become increasingly competent and confident in accessing a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, both individually and with others. The children will engage in competitive corporative physical activities, in a range of challenging situations. Over the year, the children will take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and basic skill developing activities.


In Key Stage 2, the children will continue to apply and develop the fundamental skills, learning how to use them in different ways. We will provide the children with plenty of opportunities to allow them to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing, both in and out of the school community. Through-out the year, the children will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance. Year 4 children will be taught how to swim competently, confidently and efficiently using qualified swimming instructors, who will also develop their awareness of self-rescue in water-based situations.

'Curriculum Enrichment Showcase'


As part of our aim to inspire and motivate our pupils, we have elected PE Ambassadors who are able to have a say in what and how PE is performed in school. Their roles are in addition to the national curriculum and help the teachers ensure the activities that we take part in are what the children want to see within their own PE education. In addition to this, the ambassadors support and help run Sports day. This is a great opportunity for the children to have a voice within their own PE education.


Extra- curricular opportunities

Pupils have the opportunity to attend after school clubs to promote and cater for pupils who have a particular interest in a sporting activity e.g. football or multi-skills. Outside providers contribute to this. There is also opportunity for children to participate in before school or lunchtime clubs. To sign up for clubs please check your emails and complete the attached form

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