PE and sport play a very important part in the life of Cambridge Primary School and at least two one hour sessions per week are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of children allowing them to express themselves outside the classroom. Through participation in sport and physical education, children learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others. We have found that our PE and Sport Curriculum has had an impact on both the health, well-being and the behaviour of our pupils.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
Our high-quality PE curriculum offers a wide variety of activities both in and out of curriculum time. Our children learn that being active is fun and an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. At the beginning of their school life our children learn and explore basic movement skills, they develop these skills throughout their time at Cambridge Primary School and leave as confident movers able to play a wide range of sports.