Approaches to Physical Education

At Crofton Juniors, we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to participate in physical activity on a regular basis and become more physically confident. By providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to enjoy, our Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities and sports.

We strive to deliver two hours of quality PE a week which enables children to learn the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle, improves emotional well-being and develops their decision making and evaluation skills.

Furthermore, we provide the children with regular opportunities to compete in a variety of intra (within school) and inter (outside school) competitions. Each half term, every child will experience the element of competitive sport, which will foster their confidence, communication and team work skills, as well as deepening their understanding of concepts such as respect, sportsmanship and fair play. Not only are these skills important for PE and sport, they are vital in every day life and they will prepare our children for success in the outside world.  

Our mission is to further improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active outside of school. We are continuing to develop our links to outside agencies and clubs which will help to generate positive interaction in the community.

In order to ensure that we demonstrate a consistent understanding of what age-related expectations looks like in Years 3, 4 and 5 as we build up to the end of Key Stage 2 at Year 6, we have highlighted examples of pupils' work focusing on Athletics and Gymnastics. Athletics involves the development of running, jumping and throwing skills and the application of these in order to compete with others and analyse technique in order to improve personal performance. Gymnastics involves the development of refined movements when creating sequences.