Your child’s physical education is very important to us so at Okehampton Primary School our aim in teaching physical education is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. Regular exercise and health education is essential to help them to fulfil their potential and give them the best possible chances in life.