John Hampden Primary School recognises the vital contribution of Physical Education to our children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum, which is intended to develop children’s increasing self-confidence in their abilities in 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 PE offers, all children can develop a sense of personal achievement and improvement, fair play, teamwork 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. Our curriculum utilises REAL PE and Get Set 4 PE schemes of work to aid progression of skills across the school.