PE Curriculum Intent
At St Pius, it is our intent that all pupils have the chance to enjoy and succeed in both physical activity and competitive sport whilst embedding our Catholic values of fairness and respect. Our inclusive approach to physical activity and sport provides an environment for all pupils to improve their confidence in sport, but also their knowledge and attitudes towards living a healthy active lifestyle.
We provide opportunities for children to experience a range of sports during their primary school journey through focussed teaching from class teachers, and the excellent coaching provided by the Bristol Sport Foundation. Under their head coach system, our pupils take part in many sports across the academic year, including basketball, handball, cricket, badminton and football. They are given the chance to develop their skills in agility, balance and coordination both individually and as part of a team, whether in the early stages of key stage 1, or the final stages of key stage 2.
Children will have the opportunity to explore famous sportspeople including those with challenges of disabilities, the lives of these people will be used to inspire the children and help them to understand the result of hard work and dedication.
In addition to developing physical skills we want children to be able to develop the resilience and emotional strength to play as part of a team and be able to show appropriate emotions if they are on the losing team. These skills will be taught explicitly and the values of fairness and respect will run through all lessons.