The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils develop competence and confidence to excel in a wide range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in cooperative and competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.
Throughout the school all children are taught gymnastics, dance and games. They learn to master the basic movements of running, jumping, throwing and catching and develop their balance, agility and coordination as they progress through the school. They participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and apply these skills in a range of context, including competitions primarily through our membership of the Princes Risborough Sports Partnership.
We aim to foster the enjoyment of physical activity and sport and help the children to appreciate the importance of excercise for health, including the need to warm up before physical activity and cooling down afterwards. We help the children to appreciate the value of teamwork and aim to develop their confidence in their own ability through opportunties to reflect and evaluate, to celebrate success and to learn from defeat.
We provide a range of extra curricular sporting activities throughout the year including; Football, Netball, Athletics, Mulit-Sports, Cricket and Junior Jazzercise. Our annual Sports Day takes place during the Summer Term and it is always a fantastic celebration of physical activity and sport at Longwick.