At Ladock, we believe that Physical Education is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good physical and mental health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. Through a range of different games and sports, we want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Ladock, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
From the very start of their school life in EYFS, strong foundations are laid focusing on fundamental movements, fine and gross motor skills. These basic skills are progressed throughout the years and children are taught and range of different skills in which they need to access a variety of games, sports and activities. Predominately across KS2, children are exposed to a range of competitive sports and are given many opportunities to take part in sporting competitions within the school as well as across the local area. Sports Premium Funding is used to increase physical competency of staff and children through visits from specialist sports coaches who deliver PE lesson across the school. The whole school puts great emphasis on the importance of swimming based on being in county of Cornwall surrounded by the sea. Children in KS1 and KS2 attend swimming sessions each year.
From the teaching of PE at Ladock, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport and they will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.