Physical Education is an important part of the curriculum because:
A broad balance of physical activities is provided within the curriculum for all children. They have equal access and follow a structured and differentiated programme (where applicable), which is appropriate for the age, ability and all aspects of special educational needs, gender, race, religion and culture or lifestyle. A sensitive approach has been adopted for children with specific individual circumstances and needs. Consideration is given to the cultural and religious diversity of access for all pupils. At times it will be necessary to make special arrangements with regards to dress, religious observance and music in the context of Physical Education. Twynyrodyn School is committed to inclusive sport and provides opportunities for disabled athletes beyond the curriculum to include sports leadership and competition through our links with INsport and Active Merthyr. Disability sports such as Boccia, Sitting Volleyball and Goalball are taught to all pupils and opportunities for disabled athletes to lead are offered. We have also hosted several "Paralympic" and "Inclusive Sport" roadshow events given children the oppurtunity to participate sports such as wheelchair basketball using our close links with Dan Bufton,the Disability Sport Wales Development Officer for Merthyr Tydfil.
Physical education at Key Stage 2
At Key Stage 2, learners build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired during the Foundation Phase. Physical education encourages learners to explore and develop the physical skills essential to taking part in a variety of different activities. Building on these skills are opportunities to be creative and imaginative in gymnastic
and dance activities. Through adventurous activities, they learn how to swim, be safe and feel confident in water and how to read a map or follow trails, so that it becomes safer to go further afield and explore the seashore and countryside. Competitive activities offer the chance to learn games skills and play in a team, as well as how to run faster, jump higher and throw further. Learners begin to understand that physical education is about learning how to feel healthy and stay fit while having fun, and knowing how these different types of activities help them to stay that way.