As time has progressed foundation subjects have become increasingly important in the development of children’s educational and social development. A number of years ago a lot of the work covered in lessons was mainly based around core subjects such as English, maths and science although nowadays more and more time is being rationed out for the foundation subjects such as P.E, Design & Technology and History.
I choose to cover Physical education as a foundation subject as I feel that it contributes a lot to a child. It teaches children basic knowledge of good health, good hygiene and the importance of exercise. It also teaches children a lot of skills and qualities which they will find essential in latter life, such as teamwork, leadership, communication, commitment, dedication, discipline and determination skills. To teach P.E means to see young children growing in physical skills, self worth and self confidence which is very rewarding from a teaching point of view. It also gives children with a poor academic ability the chance to shine and excel in physical activities which would be a real confidence boost.
In terms of its importance in the curriculum, R.E is nowadays being regarded with a significant increase. This is due to the number of moral and social views and values that the children learn from R.E. It has become essential that Primary school children learn these moral and social skills to aid them when they come to experience life in the outside world.
I think one of the most important reasons that foundation subjects are being more widely integrated into the curriculum is to give every pupil a wider range of knowledge in more subjects to allow them to make a clear and informed choice when it comes to what subject they want to undertake in the future. With the addition of foundation subjects in the curriculum a lot more career opportunities are available such as pupils that study geography and take an interest in it...