At Clapham Manor we strive to create a culture which inspires an active generation to encourage each other to live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy physical pursuits. We aim to achieve this through our vision for physical education: To Educate, Innovate, and Captivate. We want to ensure our children get a positive experience of sport and physical activity and to create the belief that ‘anyone can succeed at sport.’ We pride ourselves on providing a supportive environment for children to experience a varied menu of innovative physical activities for children to try and experience (such as parkour and Invictus Games). Through fun and engaging learning opportunities, we seek to captivate children into forming positive routines and habits in relation to physical activity.
Inclusion is at the heart of PE lessons and children are encouraged to participate in PE at their own level of development, with teachers ensuring that lessons cater for individual needs. In our supportive environment, effort as well as success is recognised and rewarded.
Our PE curriculum aims to provide high-quality lessons that develop fitness and skills to be able to compete in competitive and non-competitive game situations but also helps build ‘character.’ Children are taught to observe and demonstrate the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting conduct as individual participants, team members and spectators. Thus aiming to embed life-long values which mirror our pillars of characters: aspiration, kindness, inclusion, integrity, resilience, and team spirit.