Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others).
The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance. Across the school, the children at Middleton Primary School learn the fundamentals of sports through Agility, Balance and Coordination. We learn how to ‘Attack and Defend’ through Invasion Games like football, netball and rugby and Net and Wall games like tennis; ‘Throw and Catch’ through striking and fielding games like cricket and rounders; moving rhymically in space and time through dance and working on strength, balance and flexibility, through gymnastics.