Hatherley Infant School

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P.E.
In PE we…
o wish to be inspired to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physical activities
o learn the values of fairness and respect
o begin to understand how important a healthy lifestyle is.
Children will be encouraged to challenge themselves and think about and apply the skills they are being taught when working independently and with others.


As a games player children will play both competitively and co-operatively in different situations. They will be able to make up simple rules for their own games and apply the skills and tactics that they have been taught.
As a gymnast children will develop balance, agility and co-ordination and master basic movements such as jumping, twisting, spinning, and rolling.
As a dancer children will be inspired by exciting music and different cultures to create dances and sequences of movement that will tell a story.

We believe our children should have opportunities to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We believe that P.E. lessons can build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Our children are taught to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
Pupils are encouraged to develop simple tactics for attacking and defending in team games and can create simple movement patterns. The children are physically active for sustained periods of time developing strength and stamina.
They perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Finally, all our children are taught to be aware of how to lead healthy, active lives and importantly, every child recognises their own success.

Please click here for the P.E. curriculum map