The vision for PE at Barming Primary School
Intent, Implementation & Impact Report for Physical Education (PE)
Barming Primary School recognises and values the importance of Physical Education (PE). We believe that PE, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe, such as being able to swim whilst also teaching 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. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Barming, not only through the sporting skills taught, but also through the values and disciplines PE promotes. We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:
It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing transferrable life skills such as tolerance, fairness and respect.
Through extra-curricular activities, we aim to raise the profile of PE and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with. Our PE curriculum has been developed and supported by the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum, with a clear progression from Reception to Year 6. This progression has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum.
At Barming Primry School, PE is taught through the use of our internal PE schemes, which are in-line with the National Curriculum and are used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge and planning of PE. The long-term plan sets out the PE units that are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Lessons provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities, including; invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor and adventure. Teachers are able to adjust and change lessons to suit the needs of their classes, but the scheme provides a strong basis of what is expected in each year group.
Each class receives two hours of high quality physical activity every week, covering two sporting disciplines every half-term. These are taught either by the class teacher, or by our Sports Coach who has received the necessary training and support. Each lesson, children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills are recapped throughout, and across, the years, allowing children to know and remember more.
What does PE look like in EYFS?
In Reception, PE is embedded within the children’s daily routine and curriculum, allowing them plenty of opportunities to explore the world around them. Our Reception children are given the opportunity to explore their outside area, with equipment such as bikes, wobble boards, balance boards, footballs, hula-hoops, stilts and tunnels readily available. In addition to this, we are fortunate enough to have a large climbing frame and trim trail in the outside area, giving children the opportunity to develop key skills, such as co-ordination, balance and core strength. Across the EYFS curriculum, there are opportunities to improve fine more skills with activities such as den making, peg clipping and stacking crates. Resources such as paintbrushes, scissors, pipe cleans and tweezers are always available within the classroom to further support fine motor skill development. Throughout the day, children are given plenty of movement breaks as they transition between the indoor and outdoor areas. Through the teaching of Read, Write Inc. for Phonics lessons, children are improving their posture and core strength by completing writing activities, with a focus on handwriting. From very early on in the year, the children are exposed to the routine of lunchtime, where they sit on benches in the school hall and eat their lunch. This again is another opportunity for the children to improve their core strength and posture.
At Barming Primary School, we offer a wide range of sporting after-school clubs run by both teaching staff and outside agencies, such as Sports Cool to help run clubs such as archery and ultimate frisbee. Clubs run by outside agencies are paid for by parents and they provide children with access to a wide range of sporting activities. These activities are chosen by pupils through class votes and pupil voice to ensure they are successful and popular. Our Sports Cool sessions change every half term to cater to a range of abilities and preferences.
Children at Barming are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. In addition, to support the growth of leadership, each year a small group of children from each class are invited to become Sports Ambassadors for the school. They develop into sporting role models for their peers, assisting with lunch-time activities, our annual Sports Day and any other Sporting activities.
Children in Year 5 attend swimming lessons in the spring term, with the aim that by the end of Year 5, all children are able to swim a minimum of 25m unassisted. In addition to this, we are looking to introduce a “Daily Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
At Barming Primary School, we help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Barming; not only through the sporting skills taught, but also through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes. Through strong links with PSHE, we promote the overall well-being and health of each child through teaching about self-discipline and that to be successful; children and adults need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Children are given the opportunity to reflect on their learning through end-of-unit self-assessments, where they can highlight their strengths and successes as well as recognising areas to develop. In all classes, children possess a wide range of physical abilities. Whilst recognising this fact, we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport which will hopefully develop our children into living happy and healthy lives, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
Clothing Required for Physical Education:
Please find below a detailed list explaining what your child will need for PE. On the days in which your child participates in PE lessons they will be allowed to come to school wearing their PE kit and can stay in this for the entire day. Therefore, please ensure you send them with appropriate clothing dependent on the weather.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEARLY NAMED
Long hair must be tied back at all times before your child can participate in P.E lessons; this is due to Health and Safety reasons.
Jewellery is not to be worn in school unless for a religious purpose. In this case the school should have a letter from the parents on file. In those cases where a child's ears have been pierced, then small studs are worn and these should be removed for PE, games and swimming lessons. Children should not wear studs to school unless they are able to remove and replace them by themselves. If you wish to have your child's ears pierced, please note that it is best done at the start of the summer holiday, as the studs need to stay in the ear continuously for six weeks. In this way, the ears would be healed by September.
PE and Sport Premium Funding - What is it?
Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport.
This means that we should use the premium to:
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
The effect of the Sports Premium on pupil’s PE and sports participation and attainment at Barming Primary School
Every year, our main aim is to use our Sports Premium funding to improve participation and attainment in physical activity and physical education. This year, we will replenish any old equipment whilst also making changes to out outdoor areas, allowing them to be used throughout the year. By doing this, we should see an increase in participation in PE lessons, as well as greater uptake in the after school clubs offered.
National curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
Please complete all of the below*:
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?