'Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind.' Nelson Mandela
At Millfields Primary School all staff work to ensure that that students are physically active for sustained periods of time and are given many opportunities to engage in sport. Through this activity, students develop various attitudes, skills and knowledge. P.E. lessons are structured to instil an understanding of sportsmanship and create reflective attitudes towards children’s performance, including personal bests. Alongside the scheme we use Beyond the Physical, sport and exercise are taught to develop confidence, self-esteem, and students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning. Students will be taught across a range of topic areas: Personal, Social, Applying Physical, Cognitive, Creative, and Health and Fitness.
At Millfields our P.E. curriculum is fully inclusive and careful planning is undertaken to ensure lessons inspire and are inclusive of all pupils, irrespective of ability, race, background or gender. We follow a conceptual skills based curriculum to increase child engagement to promote physical literacy for all of our children. Staff CPD and monitoring across the subject will be used to strive to deliver lessons that allow students to reach their full potential, providing a clear path of progression from EYFS to Year 6. P.E lessons aim to prepare children for the challenges of secondary school P.E and the fundamental importance of a lifelong commitment to exercise.
In our school the structure of our P.E. curriculum is underpinned by the 3 pillars of Physical Literacy, Tackling Inequalities and Co-Design.