At Thomas Jones we ensure that all children progress physically through a broad and fully inclusive PE curriculum. We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely, skilfully and imaginatively. All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and using the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem.

The aim of physical education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. This in turn embeds life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration, fair play and respect.

Our curriculum begins with a focus on fundamental movement skills (FMS), building on the physical requirements of the EYFS framework, before moving on to focus on learning specific skills and gameplay for specific sports. By the end of their time at Thomas Jones children will have had the opportunity to engage with sports such as tag rugby, tennis, netball, football, hockey, cricket as well as athletic activities. Swimming is taught by a swimming coach and emphasis is placed on all children being able to swim 25 metres by the time they leave school, as well as having a general confidence in the water. Gymnastics and dance are also taught throughout the school as well as outdoor adventure activities in KS2. Children have two hours of timetabled PE each week and in addition to lessons during curriculum time, pupils have the opportunity to join one of our successful sports clubs, possibly representing the school in tournaments.

Our PE Curriculum, along with personal development and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living. At Thomas Jones we aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being. We want children to enjoy being physically active and embed this practice early on in their lives.