The essence of Physical Education at AIS and AJS
At Albany Infants and Albany Juniors, we teach PE by meeting the requirements of the national curriculum. We aim to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We aim to incorporate Albany All Stars and the Albany 5Rs in order to build character, promote physical confidence and to encourage a healthy life style.
We aim to achieve this by teaching knowledge and skills through high quality sequences of lessons; these lessons will follow the format below:
- Warming up the body and how this affects overall health, fitness and wellbeing.
- Learning new skills (running, jumping, throwing and catching) and developing balance, agility, co-ordination, flexibility, strength, technique and control.
- Applying this by participating in competitive team games and performing dance routines.
- Evaluating performances.
- Cooling down the body.
Throughout this sequence of lessons, tactical thinking and a sense of teamwork will be explored. Teaching is designed to take account of our 5 key curriculum drivers, with skills and knowledge taken from our progression documents to ensure age appropriate content. Where appropriate, links are also made to ensure that children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is enhanced through physical education.