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Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA)


At Alston Primary School we offer a high-quality physical curriculum that develops key characteristics that will help children take care of their physical health and mental wellbeing. We intend for our children to discover and develop freedom of play; to be physically active and to have a sense of physical identity. We want children to apply and show excellence in skills such as listening, observing, questioning and reflection. We aim to develop attitudes, positive dispositions, physical skilfulness, decision making and good physical condition. We offer a breadth of activity, utilising the ‘Complete PE’ design, planning and assessment. Our expectation of learning begins at EYFS all the way up to KS2, with the intention that children can tackle tasks that increase in complexity, technical difficulty, and marks of progress through the PE curriculum. Our wider physical curriculum is for all children in our school to be physically active as often as possible, every day. The physical activity will be great enough intensity and for long enough to make a significant impact to our children’s physical growth, health and wellbeing. All children have the opportunity to become part of a club/competition as a participant, for leadership, organisation and volunteering.