PE & Sport
What are our aims in PE & Sport?
PE at Leven Valley aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.
It is our intent at Leven Valley to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
How do we deliver PE & Sport?
Children at Leven Valley participate in weekly high-quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports, outdoor learning, dance and gymnastic opportunities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being and an active, healthy lifestyle.
As part of an active local cluster of schools, Leven Valley competes regularly in individual, teams and mass participation competition throughout the year.
What's the impact?
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Leven Valley, not only through the variety of skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.