At the Convent of Jesus and Mary Catholic Infant School & Nursery, we recognise the impact of Physical Education (PE) on the health and well-being of our pupils. We believe that an innovative, well sequenced PE curriculum and extra-curricular offer have a positive influence on the attention span and concentration, the disposition to learn, physical development, as well as academic achievement of all our pupils.
Daily Physical Education and sport contribute to the Personal, Social and Emotional development of our pupils. Through physical education and sport our pupils develop a good understanding of our Learning Behaviours such as resilience, confidence, and teamwork as well as Sports Values such as respect, equity and inclusion.
At the Convent of Jesus and Mary Catholic Infant School & Nursery, we aim to offer high quality and breadth in our PE provision, which will encourage our pupils to develop a deep understanding of how important leading a healthy lifestyle has on their health and wellbeing as well as their academic achievement.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our pupils did not have access to outdoor spaces or physical exercise. Therefore, we offered weekly lessons which supported all pupils and their families to engage with physical exercise even if constrained to small spaces. We were determined to find creative ways to reach every family and ensure physical activity was a priority.