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At the BAWB Federation we recognise and value the importance of Physical Education (P.E). PE at BAWB aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities;
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time;
- Engage in competitive sports and activities;
- Lead healthy, active lives It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills that are rooted in the message of ‘The Good Samaritan’ such as tolerance, fairness and respect.
Through enrichment activities and intra-school competitions, we aim to raise the profile of PE, exceed the expectations of the national curriculum and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with. Our PE curriculum uses the national curriculum, Complete PE and the needs of our children to create a clear progression structure from Reception to Year 6. This progression of skills has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the national curriculum. Additionally, an imperative element of the curriculum at BAWB shows a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and an understanding of how to maintain an active healthy lifestyle. Our PE curriculum is interwoven with our ‘Golden Thread’ principles that we believe are valuable life skills: communication, determination, respect, encouragement, collaboration and self- management.
The PE curriculum is taught through the use of the Complete PE, a teaching tool which is in-line with the national curriculum, and is used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge and planning of PE. Teachers are able to adjust and change lessons to suit the needs of their classes but the scheme provides a strong basis of what is expected in each year group. Each class has access to two hours of high-quality physical activity every week. Each lesson, children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills are recapped throughout, and across year groups or disciplines. Each time they are being built upon; allowing children to know more and remember more. We offer a range of sporting after-school clubs run by qualified sporting professionals and have created strong links with a wide range of clubs and organisations outside of school to promote a love of PE, sport and physical activity.
Our PE curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progress, breadth and enjoyment. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. Children will enjoy PE lessons and will feel passionate about at least one discipline. We measure the impact of our PE curriculum through the following methods:
- Observing evidence that the long-term plan is being followed and a range of disciplines are being taught;
- Children will have high expectations of themselves during lessons and will remember their PE kit;
- Appropriate equipment and differentiation;
- Children who speak enthusiastically about PE and sport;
- Every child having a physical activity they enjoy and will continue doing long term;
- Children who demonstrate the correct techniques in a range of disciplines;
- The ability to transfer skills into cross-curricular settings;
- The ability to demonstrate understanding of our 5 key assessment foci for each unit;
- The ability to swim a minimum of 25 metres.
For more information about our PE curriculum, please contact our PE Subject Leaders:
Mr Scott Greenway (based at Askrigg) [email protected]
Mrs Ann Gamble (based at Askrigg) [email protected]
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