PE and Sport
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The school’s small class sizes have not deterred pupils from consistently achieving excellent results in county competitions, acknowledged by receiving the School Games Gold Award for the fourth year in a row. (Ofsted Report, May 2017)
The school now holds the School Games Platinum award and has achieved this three years in a row. We have also twice been awarded the AfPE quality mark with distinction which recognises high quality physical education.
The school is very proud of its reputation for delivering high quality P.E and sport. Our aim is to provide a high quality physical education curriculum that develops physically literate children and inspires all pupils to succeed, enjoy and take part in sport and physical activity for life. Each child participates in over 2 hours of P.E a week, and this is delivered by two P.E specialists and an experienced teacher. The P.E specialist is also an associate consultant for the Bedford Borough Sports Partnership.
The school is determined to help children reach the physical activity guidelines of 1 hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity a day. It does this through PE lessons, active play times, extra curricular clubs, Golden Mile Run sessions, Skip 2 b fit, coming to school in PE kit and morning work outs. We also promote activity at home through PE activity bags and homework/challenges. In 2016, we had a traversing wall installed for children to use before school, after school, during play times and lessons. In 2018, we installed another traversing wall in year 5 and 6! We have also installed an outdoor gym for year 5 and 6 and reaction board for all children to further develop physical activity.
The curriculum is very broad so that children can take part in a variety of sporting activities. These include gymnastics, dance, tag rugby, invasion games, striking and fielding games, tennis and athletics . In year 5 and 6 children will also get to have a go at new experiences including Quidditch, quick sticks hockey, ultimate frisbee and Boxercise. We use a variety of approaches including Games for Understanding which supports the development of cognitive thinking skills and tactics in addition to developing the physical skills. In addition we also develop the children's social skills and health skills and have a values focus for each unit of work.
The school is also leading the way by delivering multi skills lessons to foundation and KS1. These lessons ensure the children develop the core skills of balance, agility and co-ordination that they will need to participate in any sport. The school has developed schemes that are used in many schools across the Borough and beyond.
In years 2 to 6, the children go off site to develop their swimming ability. The key stage 2 children also have the opportunity to train as young leaders(Play Pals) and deliver games to the younger children at lunchtimes. They can also be part of the School Games Committee. These children help to organise in school competitions and champion physical activity in the school.
The school provides PE lessons for all of the early years children. They take part in multi skills, gymnastics and dance. They also have access to a wide range of equipment in their outdoor area. This is easily accessed and children can freely choose many different physical activities. The school has also purchased new equipment to help develop social skills and the physical skills of balance and co-ordination. This can be seen in the pictures below. The school also has two teachers who are trained to deliver Balanceability. These are bike riding sessions on balance bikes and pedal bikes with the aim of getting all children to ride a bike by year 1. The school has all the equipment to deliver these sessions.
In key stage two, the children have residential visits. In year 4, they go for a two night stay. In year 6, the children visit Caytorpe PGL for a week. During these trips, the children get to experience many activities including climbing, zip lines, boating, archery and problem solving.
The school provides many enrichment activities in the form of after school clubs. This means many of our children achieve 5 hours or more of structured activity a week. The following clubs run throughout the year:
Sports club: A free club for children in years 3 to 6. Children experience a range of sports including: Lacrosse, table tennis, dodgeball, badminton, cricket, tag rugby, archery etc
Gymnastics Club: A free club for children in years 1 to 6.
Football club: This club is run by R and D Coaching and is paid for by parents (Open to all children)
Table Tennis and archery Club: This club is run by R and D Coaching and is paid for by parents (Open to all children)
Dance Club: This club is run by R and D Coaching and is paid for by parents (Open to all children)
The school has an annual Sports Day for all children. The year 5 and 6 children have their own sports Day focussing on track and field events. Year 5 and 6 are young leaders at the rest of the school Sports Day. We also have an annual School Games Day. We join with Eileen Wade Primary and take part in a range of sporting activities. The children also go off site to take part in many festivals and competitions throughout the year.
Each year, the school performs gymnastics and dance routines at the village fete. The whole community comes out to watch our performances.
Our year 4 children are given the opportunity to earn the Bikeability Level 1 qualification. This teaches them bike maintenance and bike control. They can then progress on to level 2 at year 6. This builds on the Balanceability work in reception and year 1. The school has a trained Bikeability tutor.
The school ensures its children look smart in school and when they attend school competitions. P.E kit is black shorts, black crested sports t shirt, black tracksuit bottoms, school PE jumper, school PE jacket and trainers. The children may wear black base layers under their P.E kit. Year 5 and 6 will also need shin pads and gum shields.
The school must report if children in Year 6 can swim confidently over 25m and perform self rescue.
|Total of children in Year 6 2023||Able to swim 25m||Able to perform self rescue|
Click below to access our curriculum statement showing our intent for PE, how we implement this and what the impact is on our children.
Click below to see our vocabulary and skill progressions for all areas of physical education
Click below for the latest action plan for how P.E and sport will be developed further and how the school is using it's Sports Premium money