At St Alphonsus RC Primary School, we put Christ at the centre of our teaching and learning. Our curriculum stems from our Mission Statement:
God lives in me. I am His witness.
I respect everybody, everybody respects me.
In our loving school, everyone is unique.
Just like the flowers in the field, as they
grow, we too grow in God’s love each day.
The life and teaching of Jesus and the values of the Gospel underpin all aspects of school life.
Why do we teach PE at St Alphonsus RC Primary School?
At St Alphonsus RC Primary School, we want to instil in children a lifelong passion for keeping active. It is important for us to promote the benefits of physical activity for our mental and physical well-being. Being physically active not only improves our health, but can also have a dramatic impact on our learning. Regular physical activity helps to improve concentration, relieve stress and build confidence – all qualities we would want to see in our children. We endeavour to provide all our pupils with an inclusive, high-quality physical education so that they may become competent and confident sportspeople.
We aim to develop our children’s physical literacy through the implementation of a creative and progressive curriculum with these six core values at the heart of everything we do: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork.
“Physical Literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provides children with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. Enabling them to be physically literate supports their development as competent, confident and healthy movers.”
Primary School Physical Literacy Framework
At St Alphonsus RC Primary School, we are extremely fortunate to enjoy a close and highly valued partnership with the Manchester United Foundation. The sessions that they provide help to engage and inspire our children to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live. This link also contributes to our school’s cultural capital as it provides children with a range of exciting opportunities and experiences.