Purpose of Study
Physical Education inspires all children to succeed. It gives the pupils opportunity to participate in competitive sport, building character and helping to embed values such as fairness and respect. It should enable pupils to become physically confident and it supports their health and fitness.
The National Curriculum for P.E aims to ensure that all pupils:
· develop competence in a broad range of physical activities;
· are active for sustained periods of time;
· engage in competitive sports and outdoor and adventure activities;
· lead healthy, active lives.
What we do in school
The Val Sabin Scheme of work for Gymnastics, Dance and Games is taught in school. We are linked to Activ Barnsley who organise events which the pupils compete in; provide professional development for staff in the teaching of P.E and run after school sports clubs each term in a variety of sports. Our aim is to cover an aspect of gymnastics, dance and games each term.
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2):
Pupils are taught the fundamental movement skills. They develop the skills to become competent and confident in agility, balance and coordination. They are then given the opportunity to develop and embed these skills in a range of activities:
· Multi skills and relay games;
Children also develop skills through gymnastics and dance.
Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6):
Pupils continue to apply and develop the range of skills introduced in Key Stage One. They begin to use them in different ways and learn how to link them to make sequence of movements. They begin to evaluate their skills. Children begin competing in more variety of team sports:
· Multi skills;
· Team relays;
They develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through dance and gymnastics.
All Pupils receive 2 hours of P.E every week. There are opportunities for children to participate in competitive sport across Barnsley, against pupils from other Primary Schools. This happens each term, as a whole class, as teams and as individuals.
During the summer term, as part of the National School Sports Week, the pupils participate in the ‘Health and Fitness Week’. We teach the children how to be healthy and aim to introduce the children to a variety of sports.
Pupils also take part in sponsored events for charities both local and national, when appropriate.
Pupils in year 3 and 4 attend swimming lessons, receiving swimming instruction from a qualified instructor with BPL. Here they develop their proficiency and aim to swim 25 metres, learning the different strokes. Pupils also perform safe rescue in different water-based situations.
Pupils in year 5, each year, participate in the ‘Bikeability’ course delivered by Active Barnsley cycling instructors. This is a week long course where children learn how to ride their bikes safely and proficiently on the road.
Each year, pupils in Key Stage Two have the opportunity to participate in a 3-day residential adventure to Robinwood where they learn valuable teamwork skills through activities such as canoeing, archery and rock climbing.
What parents and carers can do to help their child
· Ensure your child has a healthy and balanced diet;
· Encourage your child in sporting interests;
· Find out about local sports clubs and teams that your child may be interested in joining;
· Walk to school whenever possible.
· Ensure your child brings to school the appropriate PE kit.