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What makes a good PE pupil at Holy Cross?

A hunger for trying new games, activities and skills, with a willingness to make mistakes in order to improve. A student with an ability to work successfully as an individual but also someone who contributes effectively within teams and looks to support others while developing self.

Our vision for PE

Physical Education at Holy Cross offers a high quality curriculum which is highly inclusive and is designed to meet the needs of all pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs also those for whom the pupil premium provides support and for the most able. We wish to complement the PE curriculum with a wide range of alternative as well as traditional sports through our extracurricular sporting activities which captures pupils’ interest and enthusiasm and nurtures a life-long commitment to participation in sports and physical activity. Bringing to school high quality specialist teachers and coaches in both the daily curriculum and in the afterschool clubs are intended to inspire children as well as having high quality specialists to foster a love of sport and to allow all children to strive to reach their full potential.


Aims of Physical Education:

· Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

· Are physically active for sustained periods of time.

· Engage in competitive sports and activities.

· Lead healthy, active lives.


Why do we teach PE?

· Children learn to understand the importance of exercising for a lifetime.

· Children learn the fundamental motor skills that enable them to develop the competence that creates confidence and leads to safe and successful participation in a wide range of sports.

· Children are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE lessons, including muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.

· Children can learn valuable lessons about accepting responsibility for their personal development leading to greater self-discipline.

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

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