Sports and PE
Our Vision for PE 2020/21
PE,sport and physical activity play a very important part in life at Sir John Heron Primary, each class receives two PE lessons in the curriculum. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people allowing them to express themselves outside the classroom. Through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and for others. We have found that our extensive PE and Sport Curriculum has had a massive impact on both the health and the behaviour of our pupils.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
Our high quality PE curriculum offers a wide variety of activities both in and out of curriculum time. Our children learn that being active is fun and an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. At the beginning of their school life our children learn and explore basic movement skills, such as riding balance bikes and they develop these skills throughout their time at Sir John Heron and leave as confident movers able to play a wide range of sports.
At Foundation Stage and KS1, our children experience dance, games, athletics, gymnastics and lessons in fundamental movement and multi-skills. At KS2 in addition to those taught earlier, pupils also have lessons in swimming at the London Aquatics Centre which include water confidence, safety and stroke technique. Our children enjoy outdoor and adventurous activities through residentials and planned workshops to link with the PE Curriculum.
At Sir John Heron, we use the Complete PE Scheme of Work.
You can view the PE curriculum overview below and learning journey below: