Bethersden Primary School recognises the value of Physical Education (P.E). We follow the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:
- develop competence and confidence to excel in a variety of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- lead healthy, active lives
- are encouraged to engage in competitive sports and activities
P.E. is taught at Bethersden Primary School as an area of learning in its own right. We teach lessons so that children:
- Have fun and experience success in sport
- Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development
- Build on a range of skills
- Develop good sporting attitudes
- Understand basic rules
- Have the opportunity to experience positive competition
- Learn in a safe environment
- Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active.
P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a variety of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. At Bethersden, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.