As we begin the new school year it is very important that children not only have a positive and enjoyable experience in PE but that they are able to develop and gain valuable life skills. These are abundant throughout Physical Education, whether it is a child demonstrating a school value such as responsibility or a core value of sport leadership. Ensuring that there is a varied and inclusive curriculum is essential for children to fully engage, giving them a platform to improve their self-confidence and social skills, as well as their physical and mental wellbeing.
Allowing the children independence within a lesson enables them to gain ownership over their learning. Working in pairs, groups and teams gives the children opportunities to assess their peers, work collaboratively and enhance leadership qualities through having a voice or being a captain in a game.
We encourage leadership skills across both Key Stages. For instance, in Years 1 and 2 where at present we are learning about Fundamental Movement and Football the children are given time to feedback to their peers no matter how small, whether it is a score or suggestions as to how they can improve on a specific task.
By Robert Skeldon