At Limpsfield our intention is to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mind set to leave Limpsfield with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being.
All children at Limpsfield have the opportunity to participate in a range of physical activities during their time here. The PE lessons are planned so that the children have access to a wide range of sports and have the chance to learn and develop new skills. Over their time at Limpsfield, the children develop fundamental movement skills, becoming increasingly competent and confident in many areas of PE and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination both individually and cooperatively.
Our PE curriculum embeds skill progression into each lesson and uses progressive activities that are designed to inspire and engage the children, allowing them to explore and develop skills and embed knowledge. In EYFS children will be able to negotiate space and obstacles safely, demonstrate strength, balance and coordination and move energetically such as running, jumping and dancing. All these skills in EYFS will help to develop both their gross and fine motor skills. In KS1 the children will be taught a range of skills which also include fundamental movement skills. These skills can be defined as a set of basic, learned motor patterns that do not occur naturally. Developing these fundamental movement skills requires high-quality teaching, practise and feedback. They can be subdivided into three sets of skills: locomotor, stability and manipulation. Locomotor skills enable children to move from one place to another. Key locomotor skills are walking, running, jumping, hopping. Stability skills are movements where the body remains in place but moves around its horizontal and vertical axis. Key stability skills are balancing, stretching, bending and twisting. These skills are needed to progress to locomotor and manipulative skills. Manipulation skills are the skills we need for moving balls and objects around. Key manipulation skills include throwing, catching, kicking, striking, bouncing and rolling. These skills feature in the PE planning and teaching.
Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, our pupils are confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. Children are able to articulate their wants and needs. Children obtain the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes.