Essential Characteristics of Physical Education:

The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
High levels of physical fitness.
A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.
Part of P.E. learning involves Health Education, Personal and Social Education and deals with a wide variety of matters including relationships with others, taking care of ourselves and Sex Education in its broadest sense.
P.E. lessons are held regularly in the hall and, weather permitting on the school playground and field. The children require a pair of daps, shorts, a coloured T shirt (house team colours) to change into.
Swimming lessons take place on a Thursday in a heated pool at Warminster Swimming Pool with life savers in attendance and all children in Key Stage 2 have an opportunity to swim during the year. As the school has to fund the cost of the coach, we are grateful for a contribution from each child.
We employ Specialised Sport coaches who teach across the school for one day a week.