Physical Education Intent
Physical Education (PE) at Brackenbury Primary School is a valued and integral part of the school curriculum. Vital skills such as communication and teamwork are significantly enhanced through positive and successful participation in PE. Every child should feel that PE is a chance for them to shine in a non-academic subject, but with no lesser value placed upon their success. PE also serves as a vital tool in developing children’s language skills, as children are able to link vocabulary to movements and actions.
All children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of sporting experiences at Brackenbury, in both a competitive and fun way, either in school or at after school clubs. Provision is made so that all children are able to participate actively in PE and at a level that is appropriate to their ability. PE is taught in a progressive and developmental way, building on prior knowledge and skills in order to provide a positive learning experience.
The school makes use of the Sports Premium funding to train staff and develop the provision for PE. Further details of what we use this funding for can be found on the Sport Premium page of our website.
Physical Education Implementation and Impact
To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in Physical Education, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. The skills and knowledge that children need to develop and build on, from reception through to nursery, are clearly set out in our PE progression and skills document. This document is a vital tool for both the Lead PE Teacher and class teachers who deliver PE.
- The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- Physical Education is taught twice a week, with one hour delivered by the full time PE Teacher and the other either by the class teacher, yoga teacher or swim instructor. Throughout year 3, children are taught yoga by a professional for the entire year. During year 4, the children swim for whole academic year. Reception and nursery have an external company called Wiggle Waggle, who deliver dance and music lessons throughout the year.
- PE at Brackenbury Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; athletics, invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, fitness and outdoor & adventurous activities (OAA).
- Visual resources and diagrams which support all those who deliver PE are used from a variety of trialled sources such as Getset4PE.
- Children are encouraged to be social and emotional thinkers during PE lessons, where they consider the importance of the thoughts and feelings of others, respect, fair play and empathy. Children are also given time to observe the performance of others and give feedback.
- Children are encouraged to participate in a varied range of extra-curricular activities. After school sports clubs are available Monday through to Thursday and children can attend after school sport clubs three evenings per week.
- This year a group of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children were invited to become Sports Leaders for the school after filling out an application form. They will develop into sporting role models for other children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our PSA sports morning, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
- Each year we buy in to the Hammersmith & Fulham games package. This provides access to all sport competition within the borough. This gives children the opportunity to compete in a range of tournaments such as: netball, football and athletics, panathlon, basketball, badminton, hockey and skittleball events.
Our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Regular verbal feedback is given within lessons to praise and ensure children apply the correct technique. Feedback also helps children to identify strengths and weaknesses in their own learning as well as their peers. Children develop a wider range of subject specific vocabulary. Children understand the importance of physical activity, sport and PE, motivating them to become confident, resilient and disciplined. We aim for all pupils to leave school with the skills to competently swim at least 25m and have the skills to self-rescue in the water, which are key life skills.
Aims for PE
Our aim is to develop pupils who:
- Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance;
- Have and maintain high levels physical fitness;
- Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly and exercising regularly;
- Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;
- Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
- Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography;
- Are able to improve their own and others’ performance;
- Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;
- Have a keen interest in PE – a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;
- Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.
Progression of skills and knowledge
Our ‘PE subject progression of skills and knowledge ‘ document gives further information about what the children are taught in this subject by year group.
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PE National Curriculum
If you would like to know more, please visit National Curriculum for PE.