Horsforth Newlaithes

Primary School

KS1 & KS2 National Curriculum

Our aim is to nurture confident, resilient children who strive to achieve their potential through a wealth of competitive experiences. We will encourage a positive attitude towards winning and an accepting approach towards losing within a wide range of sports. This way everyone can celebrate varying sports, skills and success in themselves and others in school. We will provide, ‘opportunities for children to compete in a wide range of sports and other activities in order to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.’ We will ensure that ‘pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others.’ As pupils move into KS2 they will ‘continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to actions and sequences of movement.’ At Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School we will support the children in, ‘developing an understanding of how to improve physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.’ We will offer a wide range of sports and physical activities that will encourage children to enjoy exercise now and also throughout their whole life. This will promote high self- esteem and confidence when faced with challenges in all areas of life at school, at home and in the community. Overall potential must be enhanced by celebrating success in all that our children strive to do academically and physically. Healthy minds and bodies support present and future learning and well-being. Please take a look at the current National Curriculum which will give you an indication of what your child will be learning during their P.E sessions.