Physical Education

Our physical education curriculum is based on providing all children with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to make a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being. We want children to be enthused and inspire them to participate fully in physical education and school sport to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise. This will enable them to be an active, healthy member of society. As a result, the curriculum has been designed for that purpose.

At Eastbrook school physical education is fully inclusive for every child. We provide opportunities for children to develop their character focusing on the character virtues of curiosity, perseverance, teamwork, gratitude and kindness. We aim to fulfil the requirements of the national curriculum for physical education to inspire all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness, honesty, self-regulation, judgement, bravery and respect.

By the end of Early Years

During early years physical education is part of the a holistic development for every child at Eastbrook school. Children are active and interactive in their physical development providing opportunities for young children to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food, knowing the importance for good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet. They use social and emotional experience to gain independence.

Children are given the opportunity to develop good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

By the end of Key Stage 1

During key stage 1 children develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident. They access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others engaging in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Children master basic movements of running, jumping, throwing and catching and start to apply these in a range of activities including Health related fitness, skipping, athletics, rounders, multi skills and target games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. Children also perform dances and gymnastics using simple movement patterns.

By the end of Key Stage 2

During Key stage 2 children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Physical education provides opportunities for children to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other developing an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Children develop their running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in competitive games, modified (where appropriate). Children will be able to apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. Through athletics, health related fitness, and trampolining children develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.

Children perform dances using a range of movement patterns. In OAA Children will experience challenges both individually and within a team through archery and orienteering. For all physical activities children will have the opportunity to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

At Eastbrook school, Children are provided swimming lessons at Becontree heath leisure centre where they will be taught how to swim competently, confidently using a range of strokes with the aim of proficiently swimming a distance of at least 25 metres. Children will have the opportunity to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Our Leader of Learning for P.E. is Mrs. N. Nicholas

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