Physical Education curriculum statement
At Badsworth C of E Junior and Infant School, Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport aim to develop confidence in physical abilities, skill acquisition and sporting knowledge to allow all our children to establish strong mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing. As a result of this, children are inspired to succeed in physical education.
Our PE curriculum underpins all of the ABC’s – agility, balance and coordination – which is taught and instilled within the foundation stages of learning. By teaching physical literacy, children develop their skills and knowledge but also their motivation and confidence. As children move through school, they will be challenged in various ways in order to develop their cognitive functioning which not only can be applied throughout their education but later in life. Children learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle and this transforms their attitudes towards sport and exercise, ultimately impacting in a positive way on their future, health and wellbeing. In addition to this, Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport will underpin Christian Values and our school’s CARE ethos whereby children and staff consider and respect everyone as Jesus taught us.
Pupils at Badsworth C of E Junior and Infant School participate in weekly, high quality PE sessions and sporting activities. The PE programme incorporates a variety of sports and exercise activities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and appreciation of their own and other’s strengths and areas for development.
Through a range of teaching styles, children have the opportunity to lead their own learning and explore their own ideas. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events, both intra and inter-school competitions. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also social and emotional wellbeing.
Physical activity is not limited to PE sessions across school and is a presence in wider curriculum areas encouraging a physical approach to learning. This is promoted through active classroom learning, Forest Schools and Outdoor Adventurous Activities.
During the learning journey of each child, they will be given the opportunity to represent themselves and their school in a sporting event.
The impact this will have is that children understand the impact of physical activity on their own body both physically and mentally and the overall effect it has on wellbeing. Children will have the ability to demonstrate fundamental movement, control and skills across all year groups. Not only will children be able to demonstrate skills but they will also have the capability of talking confidently and with subject specific vocabulary about which skills have been developed during lessons or units and the knowledge they have gained.
Through varying teaching styles, which allow them to lead their own learning and development, children are given opportunities to explore their own skill set and abilities as well as becoming stewards of their own learning by developing an understanding of their own strengths and areas of development and the skills required in order to make progress. In addition to evaluating and developing their own learning, the children will learn how to respectfully make observations and provide feedback to others. This sportsmanship and peer-encouragement will also be evident when participating in games, matches and competitions.
By the end of the learning journey, we endeavor to have well-rounded learners who can apply their resilience, perseverance and determination to succeed across all areas of the curriculum. Further to this, children become proud of sporting achievements and have a desire to strive for higher successes to better themselves – it is a lifelong journey.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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