The purpose of physical education at St Matthews’ C of E Primary School is to provide opportunities for children to be active and to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We seek to provide children with the opportunity to display our schools’ core values; respect, faith, choices and learning together. Children learn and develop new skills through a range of sports and physical activities, thus giving children the opportunity to work as individuals and as part of a team to face a variety of challenges. Children are encouraged to be creative, competitive and skilful, evaluating their performance and modifying their actions to improve their ability. Children learn about the body in action and the effect that activity has on their bodies. We hope physical education at St Matthew’s will encourage a life-long passion for sport and that children will have the knowledge and understanding to make lifelong commitments to a healthy and active lifestyle.