Through the teaching of P.E. at Smithdown, we aim to:

  • promote physical activity through enthusiasm, enjoyment and success
  • promote physical development and improve natural abilities
  • develop an understanding of the body’s needs and the effects of physical activity thus promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • develop positive attitudes to physical endeavour including perseverance, fair play and sporting behaviour, and the ability to cope with success and failure
  • develop aesthetic and creative awareness of movement
  • develop understanding and acceptance of the need for rules
  • embed values such as fairness and respect
  • develop personal and interpersonal skills in a practical way where discipline, safety and consideration for others become a natural habit
  • provide many varied opportunities for competition both within and outside our school environment


National Curriculum for Physical Education