Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Therefore both teachers and children should be aware of its importance. At Great Chart Primary School we deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire pupils and enable them to succeed in a broad range of physical activities whilst developing life skills that will positively impact on their future.
PE has been planned with a clear coherent approach through the teaching of key concepts that highlight not just the physical skills but also the cognitive and socio- emotional skills that PESS can help develop. Planning through key concepts will also ensure children are building on prior learning, making links and patterns and reinforcing what knowledge has been acquired earlier. This will also ensure that clear progression is seen through EYFS to year 6.