At Porthleven Primary School, we are ATHLETES! We want our children to love physical education and sport. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and view physical education as another pathway to life-fulling occupations such as personal training, nutritionists, sports journalism or even gold medal winners! At our school, we recognise the importance of Physical Education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. Physical Education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. Physical Education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus, enabling them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
At Porthleven, we aim to ensure that every child has the opportunity to access at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, while covering all aspects of the P.E. national curriculum. We believe, through experiences and a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum tailored to all children (Arena Scheme of work), they will continue to have the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for their engagement in physical activity, sport and P.E. Our intention is to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and P.E. for every child at Porthleven School. We help all children to make rapid progress in their physical, social and mental development. This helps them maintain
a positive physical and mental outlook for the future. In addition to the importance placed on P.E. lessons, we also promote our wider curriculum offer which includes the opportunities for pupils to take part in extra-curricular sports and activity clubs and competitions. Daily physical activity and health enhancing activities also play a crucial role in our offer to pupils. This includes: active lessons, active breaks and lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities.