Physical Education is valued in the curriculum at St. Charles; not merely in recreational terms, but also as a means of exploring and expressing many different aspects of the children’s work.
Our vision for Physical Education is that every child should have the opportunity to take part in physical activity on a regular basis and become more physically confident and competent.
We aim to make the children more skilful in handling a variety of equipment, and therefore, through Gymnastics, skills practice and major games, they have an opportunity to experiment and develop expertise with a wide range of apparatus.
We aim to provide the children with at least 2 hours of fun, exciting and active PE lessons every week, and to keep the children healthy and active every day with at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day as well as educating them on a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle.
It is also of paramount importance that we create sporting leaders during the children’s time at St. Charles. We aim to offer lots of children the opportunity to lead sporting activities, organise games and events and learn to lead by example. By emphasising leadership, we hope the children learn the importance of communication, organisation, team work, resilience, perseverance and a respect for rules. Through Physical Education, the children are able to develop and build on their greater confidence, team work and learn to win or lose with grace and sportsmanship.
At St. Charles, we also strive to give as many children as possible the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitions, during school time or by representing the school at local events.
We hope that, through all the sporting opportunities and physical activity that we offer here at St. Charles, the children will potentially develop a love and passion for sport and continue this into their later lives, which in turn, will have a profound positive impact on their health and well-being.