At Stanhope we believe that Physical Education (PE) is a fundamental part of both the Early Years and National Curriculums. It provides children with opportunities to build on their self-confidence and provides them with physical experiences that will improve their life long physical development, health and well – being. With an enriched and stimulating curriculum the children will be provided with well-planned and resourced lessons that will encourage them to manage their health and hygiene needs and note changes to their bodies within a variety of movement situations.
As the children progress through the school, the National curriculum provides the children with a positive attitude towards physical well-being. These activities, experienced within a broad P.E. curriculum, aim to promote a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding. The curriculum provides children with a range of skills that are preparing them to participate in games that require skills in later life such as gymnastics and dance.
In the early years PE is considered a prime area in the curriculum. Through developing health and self-care children will find out about the effects of a healthy life style on their bodies.It is through physical development that children will enjoy experiencing success and be motivated to further develop their individual potential and take part in lifelong physical activity.