Physical Education develops children’s physical skills, confidence, capabilities, potential and resilience. It gives opportunities for children to be creative and competitive while learning to work with and respect others. At Godolphin children learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, often in pairs and small groups, helping them to develop the quality and effectiveness of their work.

We promote a positive attitude towards active lifestyles and aim to instil a love of sport that will encourage habits for life. In addition to being taught by their class teacher children across the school are taught by specialist coaches.

To support the school’s provision of physical education, we use the REAL PE programme of study to give every child the physical literacy, as well as emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and everyday life. The framework provides fun and simple-to-follow schemes of work to enable practitioners to deliver high quality PE lessons with confidence. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning.

The school is an active member of the Helston School PE Cluster, enhancing our PE curriculum by regularly providing opportunities to take part in traditional and alternative sports in the local area, often with other schools.

Every year, all of our pupils have access to structured and progressive swimming lessons as a part of their curriculum PE lessons. Our lessons are taught by specialist swimming teachers who work alongside the Godolphin teachers to deliver the content of the National Curriculum, encouraging confidence in the water and competence in a range of strokes and water skills. In KS2, the pupils also learn about water safety and safe self-rescue in different water based situations.