Physical Education (PE) at Mayflower

Here at Mayflower our mission is to increase children’s positive attitude towards PE and sports. We aim to give all of our pupils the opportunity to keep active and develop an enjoyment in physical activities. We recognise that our curriculum needs to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in ways that support their health and fitness. Encouraging children to develop a positive mind-set in PE is essential in combatting the obesity crisis in our country. Not only is it good for their physical and mental health, but it also helps to instil and embed values such as respect and fairness through competition.

Our aim is for all pupils to:

  • Foster a love for and enjoyment of being active
  • Develop fitness for life through promoting the health benefits of regular exercise
  • Take part in competitive sports and games
  • Improve their ability in a broad range of physical activities
  • Provide children with opportunities that they may not otherwise have access to
  • Lead healthier more active lives

Our pupils take part in 2 hours of PE each week - for our classes in LKS2, this includes an hour of swimming. We have a street dance specialist that teaches across all year groups throughout the year and helps to provide our pupils with body confidence and poise. In addition to this, weekly ‘Sensory Circuits’ sessions for EYFS and KS1 provide a range of activities to develop children’s core strength and gross/fine motor skills.

Our children are offered the chance to take part in a variety of after school sports clubs such as football, tennis, cricket and table tennis. These clubs are led by skilled members of staff and sports coaches who help support the children grow in confidence and ability.

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