PE is an essential part of developing a healthy lifestyle.
Beehive Lane PE Curriculum
Physical Education at Beehive Lane is a subject which is designed to widen the children’s experience of and develop their skills within a range of physical activities, whilst all the time raising awareness of the benefits of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Our curriculum offers a broad experience of games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming and OAA. We choose to offer a broad range rather than be restricted to one or two specialisms in order to offer children the greatest possible opportunity to develop transferable skills, which they can apply to other sporting disciplines inside and outside of school.
Our curriculum is fully inclusive so that our highest achieving pupils are challenged, whilst our SEN children can access lessons in a way which is suited to their needs. We also aim to given children the maximum opportunity to be physically active at playtime too. To this end, our Sport Premium budget has been used to deliver large-scale projects across the school. In addition to our curriculum lessons, we also offer a range of after-school clubs, run either by school staff or by external providers.
Units of study build progressively across the school, moving from multi-purpose skills in EYFS and KS1, through to more specialised techniques and tactics as children progress through KS2. Each of unit of work will include objectives to develop skills individually and in unison (as appropriate), and how they can be applied to a game situation, or to a creative, choreographed routine, as in gymnastics and dance. Where appropriate and where possible, routines may then be displayed to a wider audience, or teams selected to play matches against local opposition or participate in local sports festivals, arranged by the school sports partnership. Beyond the specific PE skills involved, performances also help to develop children’s confidence and inter-school matches aid with their teamwork skills and competitive nature.
Lessons should include a warm-up before the main activity and a cool-down session afterwards, to prevent injury and to teach children about the importance of these aspects of any physical session.
Some units of study may be supported by external coaches, although this may depend on different factors such as availability of such coaches and/or teacher knowledge.
Children are assessed against a number of statements specific for each area, which are then reported to parents at the end of each term.
At every stage of their education at Beehive Lane, children develop their skills across the range of disciplines covered in our curriculum. This means they are well-placed to tackle subsequent years in their education.
Besides academic progress in the subject, children also develop an important understanding of the need for physical health and different ways in which they can live a healthy lifestyle with physical health at its core.
A number of our children continue their PE experiences through out of school clubs. One of our former pupils was part of a Great Britain World Championship winning Cheerleading team in Florida in 2023. We are very proud that his first introduction to Cheerleading was in our school.
The school achieved the School Games Gold kitemark in seven consecutive years, four of which at a Gold level.