Physical Education (PE) at Bevington
At Bevington Primary School, high importance is placed upon Physical Education. Each pupil from Year 1 through to Year 6 receives 2 and a half hours high quality Physical Education per week. Pupils in Nursery and Reception receive 1 hour of PE with a PE specialist. Physical Education lessons are taught by subject specialist qualified Physical Education teachers that aspire to pass their subject knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for physical activity on to the pupils.
The aims of Physical Education at Bevington Primary School are:
- That all pupils experience a wide ranging and diverse Physical Education curriculum.
- Promote the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle and highlight the benefits of physical activity on the body.
- Provide extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to pursue their interests in sport and physical activity.
- Develop student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences through a variety of sporting activities and competitive experiences.
- Enable pupils to work independently and as part of a team in varied activities.
- To establish and develop community with sporting agencies where pupils can further participate and fulfill their sporting potential.
Our curriculum always aims to be as broad and varied as possible to enable all pupils at Bevington to participate in as many sports and physical activities during their time at the school. The curriculum for our EYFS pupils focuses on developing their physical literacy (ABC of Agility, Balance and Coordination). This forms the fundamentals of Physical Education as well as developing their enjoyment of being active and why it is important to be active every day.
Within Key Stage 1, pupils progress to start to look at specific sports as well as Dance and Gymnastics. Within these activities the focus remains upon developing the ABC’s of physical activity (Agility, Balance and Coordination. When pupils reach Key Stage 2, they really focus on sport specific skills and activities as well as participating in competitive forms of the sport. With dance and gymnastics pupils develop their ability to compose and perform a wide variety of routines, using a range of equipment and stimulus’s. The sports that we cover include: Netball, Hockey, Gymnastics, Dance, Football, Golf, Tennis, Athletics, Football, Tag Rugby, Basketball, Cricket, Rounders, Volleyball, Basketball, Health & Fitness and Boxing. It is important to mention that the key element of our PE curriculum is making every lesson fun for all, to encourage an enjoyment of being active and to develop a healthy active lifestyle.
Please find the progression map for PE at Bevington below. This map details the skills and knowledge pupils are taught in each year through the school.
Pupils in Year 5 receive two terms’ worth of weekly swimming lessons, taught by specialist teachers.
Pupils in Year 6 are also assessed in their swimming ability during the summer term.
In line with National Curriculum requirements we assess pupils on their ability to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
The results from our Swimming Assessment of Year 6 pupils in July 2019 were:
- 73% could confidently swim 25 metres using a range of swimming strokes (front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke) effectively and be safe in the water across a range of activities.
- 27% of the cohort had basic water safety but were not competent or fully confident in the water.
For the forthcoming academic year we will be implementing further swimming activities within the KS2 Curriculum to improve the proportions of children that are competent and confident in the water.
Extra Curricular Sporting Activities
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities at Bevington. The majority of the clubs on offer are run by our specialist PE staff and some are run by high quality external providers. Our pupils also engage in after school friendly fixtures against other local primary schools. In addition to this our PE staff also run clubs to develop pupils PE skills in both KS1 and KS2.
External providers also help to provide further opportunities for all pupils to be active and develop at sport including Wall Ball UK, Sports Inspired and Taekwondo club.
For each PE lessons pupils need to get changed in order to be hygienic and feel comfortable. This forms a key health and safety aspect of all PE lessons. Our PE kit is:
- Trainers for every lesson except when pupils are studying Gymnastics and dance when they will need to be bare footed.
- Blue shorts or blue jogging bottoms
- Blue Bevington PE T-shirt
- For swimming: swim shorts/trunks or swimming costume, towel. Optional are goggles and swimming cap.
In addition to the PE kit it is important to mention that all jewellery, including earrings will need to be removed for every PE lesson due to health and safety.