Physically active children are not only healthier but do better academically and in life, and are far more likely to be active as adults. The first ten years of life provide children with a blueprint for their adult lives and is the time when they develop the critical fundamental movement skills that act as foundations and building blocks for future activity.
All PE is based on a foundation of fitness and fundamental movement skills which are prerequisites for sporting ability. Skills include:
- agility (being able to move the body quickly and easily)
- balance (being able to distribute weight easily to achieve stability)
- coordination (being able to use limbs together smoothly and efficiently)
- sports-specific skills (hitting, catching, jumping, throwing, running).
There are 2 hourly sessions per week and children are expected to have their PE kit with them all week, taking it home on Friday.