At The Minster Junior School, we are committed to providing opportunity for participation, enjoyment and performance in a range of physical activities with active, challenging and dynamic learning situations. Lessons are designed to cater for each individual pupil in respect of promoting the development of movement, co-ordination and the acquisition of motor skills, while also ensuring the progressive development of the school’s ‘Big Ideas’. In this modern era, it is essential that pupils understand the benefits of exercise and it is hoped that this will stimulate a lasting interest in sport and physical recreation. Pupils are encouraged to enhance their inter-personal skills in co-operative and competitive situations and appreciate the importance of personal qualities relating to sportsmanship and fair play. Pupils at The Minster Junior School will develop an advanced ability to evaluate their own and others’ performances and suggest strategies for refinement of techniques. The psychological benefits of sport are a regular focus of studies into Mental Wellbeing for children and adults alike. The fact that they are of vital importance for healthy minds and bodies is well-documented and we believe that through consistent participation, pupils who are given the opportunities to succeed, irrespective of ability, will develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
The PE curriculum at the Minster Junior School aims to develop children’s ability to excel in a broad range of physical activities including:
· Invasion skills and games
· Net & wall skills and games
· Striking and fielding skills and games
· Athletics / fitness
· Gymnastics / dance