A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils 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.
(National Curriculum, DfE)
At AVPA we believe that high-quality PE is an entitlement for all pupils, regardless of their starting points or their prior experiences of sport and physical activity.
In PE at AVPA, pupils learn increasingly intelligent movement and important knowledge that can reduce barriers to participation and inform their own healthy, active lifestyle choices. PE provides a gateway into the world of sport and physical activity.
Beyond physical participation, we recognise that the traditions and cultural reference points associated with sport and physical activity are part of our shared heritage and by teaching the language of sport and physical activity, pupils experience an enriching aspect of our communal life.
Our aims are to ensure that all pupils feel included and are able to succeed. We strive to ensure pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
What it means to ‘get better’ at PE
Our curriculum considers three conceptually distinctive but functionally connected pillars of progression that develop competence to participate. These are:
- 1) motor competence – knowledge of the range of movements that become increasingly sport- and physical activity-specific
- 2) rules, strategies and tactics – knowledge of the conventions of participation in different sports and physical activities
- 3) healthy participation – knowledge of safe and effective participation
From their earliest experiences in the EYFS, all children are given a plethora of opportunities to develop their fundamental movement skills through our well planned and resourced EYFS learning environment. Alongside this, they take part in a carefully planned weekly PE lesson.
This sequentially develops through transitional activities into more specialised sport and physical activity contexts as they progress through the Key Stages and participate in 2 hours of well sequenced PE lessons each week.
In addition to our curriculum, we recognise the paramount importance of the extra-curricular offer in sport and physical activity and we have a variety of clubs available to all pupils every term run by specialist coaches. These include Football coaching (Wycombe Wanderers), Cricket (Inspire to Be Active), Rugby (High Wycombe Rugby Club), Martial Arts (Focus Fitness) and Tennis Club.
Curriculum DocumentsPhysical Education Policy
Online Subject Links
Ways to stay active without leaving the house
Songs to get you active in the comfort of your home
NHS support for healthy lifestyles
Disney Dance-alongs! Videos of dances set to Disney songs
Physical activity for indoors when you can't get outside