Physical Development and Well Being

Physical Development and Well Being

• Physical development and well- being enables all pupils to explore and develop their personal interests, creativity and build on their core values and key skills. Alongside the social and emotional development strand it supports and nurtures pupils to develop their character and provides them with the opportunities to know, understand and apply ways to keep themselves physically and mentally healthy developmentally at each milestone. Each milestone prepares the learner for success in their next steps and gives them the skills to live in modern Britain. Pupils are provided with the opportunities which give them the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society.

• PE helps pupils develop personally and socially. Pupils work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. Pupils learn to take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.

PE develops pupils’ 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. This helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity. The PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics and strategies to perform successfully. PE enables pupils to develop understanding about the value of healthy, active lifestyles.  Through the range of experiences that PE offers, pupils learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations

  • Healthy diet and lifestyle allows pupils to develop a range of cooking skills and helps pupils to understand nutrition and healthy eating. It helps you to understand food provenance.

Pupils will understand why we choose the food we do and understand the scientific properties of food and the processes that it undergoes. There is a strong emphasis on the triangulation between diet, exercise and positive mental wellbeing throughout the curriculum strands.