Sport at St Aidan's
Why is PE important?
- Children learn to understand the importance of exercising for a lifetime.
- Children are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE lessons, including muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.
- Children can learn valuable lessons about accepting responsibility for their personal development leading to greater self-discipline.
- Develops motor skills, which allow for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities.
- Reinforces knowledge learned across the curriculum
- Quality physical education can influence moral development. Students have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others; question actions and regulations and accept responsibility for their own behavior.
- Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety, and facilitates emotional stability and resilience.
- Physical education can be a major force in helping children socialise with others successfully and provides opportunities to learn positive people skills.
- Physical education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity. They can become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled.
- Physical education provides children the opportunity to set and strive for personal, achievable goals.
Please look at our PE Curriculum page for more information about PE at St. Aidan's.
Files to Download
PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Physical_education.pdf Sport Premium Funding Review 2019-2020 PE Action Plan 20-21