The BHPS PE Curriculum
At BHPS we provide children with a challenging and engaging PE curriculum by offering high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We believe that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at BHPS, not only through the key knowledge and sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
We motivate and inspire pupils through high-quality PE and sporting activities. PE develops a pupil’s knowledge, skill and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety and outdoor adventure activities. We provide opportunities for all pupils to engage in extra-curricular activities, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also the well-being of all pupils.
Our PE curriculum is designed to allow children time to think, discuss, practise, explore and embed. This allows time for teaching, practice and repetition – both in a year group and across both key stages. Curriculum coverage is mapped out carefully from Year 1 to Year 6, which allows some key concepts to be developed at a deeper level of learning, understanding and mastery. Fundamental knowledge and skills are covered at key points throughout the primary phase and repeated to allow pupils to build on what has been taught before. Where year groups are covering an area in more depth, this will be highlighted in green on the Curriculum Depth Map below. Lessons will be planned and a knowledge organiser provided for pupils, which outlines the area to be taught, where the new knowledge and skills fit in with their prior learning, any sticky knowledge they need to understand and key vocabulary they need to learn.
Impact is evidenced through:
- Pupils’ develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities.
- Low-stakes tests/quizzes
- Intra/Inter competitions
- Pupils will be able to express their knowledge and understanding
- The use and outcomes of the varied activities
- Pupils are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
- Pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom
- Pupils understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise
- Pupils enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, which they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school
- The values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson are understood
- School games values - respect, determination, honesty, teamwork, passion, self-belief
- Reframing competition
- By the time pupils leave school in Year 6, they have the skills to self-rescue in the water and swim 25 metres competently