At Badbury Park Primary the intent of teaching Physical Education is to give children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices. PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving.
PE at Badbury Park Primary is taught by a combination of class teachers and qualified sports coaches.
Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. They are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, clubs, forest school/ outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events.
At Badbury Park Primary the PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of sports experiences during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports. Through our provision children can aim to flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for. Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by the ‘Real PE’ scheme of work, this ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.
In EYFS there is a focus on physical development including co-ordination, control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
In KS1 children develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Children are taught to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
In KS2 children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
At Badbury Park we help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, the children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
We want the teaching of Physical Education to have the following impact on the children:
· The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
· The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve high levels of performance.
· High levels of physical fitness.
· A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
· The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
· The ability to 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.
· 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 extra-curricular sport.
· The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.