The importance of this subject to the curriculum 2014
Physical education develops pupils' physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skillfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.
Aims and Expectations of PE
• To teach pupils to be more skilful in the ways they control their movements and develop co-ordination.
• To develop habits leading to a healthy and active lifestyle and promote physical fitness and well-being.
• To help pupils understand how the body responds to activity.
• To develop pupils‟ confidence in applying and adapting a range of skills in a variety of settings.
• To foster an appreciation of the artistic and aesthetic aspects of physical activity.
• To contribute to pupils‟ social and emotional development, by developing their self-confidence and self-esteem.
• To develop personal qualities such as commitment, fairness, tolerance, and a concern for others.
• To develop personal and social competence and the necessary skills to manage success in competitive and co-operative