At John Hampden School, we recognise the vital contribution of Physical Education to our children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, and so it is a key principle in our school curriculum. We aim to provide a broad, balanced and inclusive P.E. curriculum, which is intended to develop children’s increasing self-confidence in their abilities through a range of different physical contexts. Through a balance of individual, paired and group activities, we aim to cater for the different strengths, needs and preferences of each child, using differentiated activities where appropriate. We believe that through the variety of opportunities that our PE curriculum offers, all children can develop a sense of personal achievement and improvement, fair play, teamwork, resilience and leadership.
We plan a range of activities that aim to provide children with a broad base of movement knowledge, physical skills and understanding, which they can refine and expand throughout their primary school years. Children are taught to appreciate the importance of a healthy lifestyle and begin to understand those factors which affect health and fitness. Healthy competition is also a key element of our curriculum, both in our PE lessons and through participation in intra and inter school sport. We believe that the PE experiences and opportunities for our children at John Hampden adopt a love of sport and physical activity and have a positive impact on their futures as active, healthy and confident citizens.