The intention of our physical education curriculum is to develop physical literacy through a holistic, knowledge-based design.
In EYFS, our children develop their fine and gross motor skills in order to participate in non-sport specific team and individual games. At KS1, we aim to provide children with the foundations to become adept at a wide range of sports through a broad, non-sport specific approach to PE. In KS2 we combine the knowledge and skills developed at KS1 with a sport specific approach to prepare the children for competitive events, including swimming lessons in each year group. We have strong links with many clubs in our local community that enable our children to take their skills further with specialist coaches. An important part of PE delivery at St James is teaching the pupils the importance of looking after their own body, and the benefits of exercise and a balanced diet.