At Loughborough Primary school we are committed to providing our children with high quality Physical Education lessons. Through sporting activities children learn to become creative, cooperative and competitive and to face up to diverse challenges both as individuals and in groups. We understand that PE helps to develop students' competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. 

PE offers children the opportunities to:

  • Acquire and develop skills: explore basic skills, actions and ideas with increasing understanding; remember and repeat simple skills and actions with increasing control and coordination.
  • Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas: explore how to choose and apply skills and actions in sequence and in combination; vary the way they perform skills by using simple tactics and movement phrases; apply rules and conventions for different activities.
  • Take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance: describe what they have done; observe, describe and copy what others have done; use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their work.
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of fitness and health: how important it is to be active; to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during different activities.
  • Receive teaching which ensures that when 'evaluating and improving performance', connections are made between 'developing, selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas', and 'fitness and health'.