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PE is an essential part of developing a healthy lifestyle.

The PE curriculum and skills taught at Beehive Lane

INTENT

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.

IMPLEMENTATION

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.

IMPACT

At the end of July 2019, in KS1, 90% of children were assessed as working at or above an age-appropriate level in games, with 92% in gymnastics and 92% in dance. KS2 presents a similar and equally consistent picture: 89% in games, 90% in gymnastics, 92% in dance, 91% in athletics, 93% in swimming and 84% in OAA. These figures suggest PE teaching across the school is effective. This is also borne out by comparisons which can be made in matches and competitions against local schools, where children from Beehive Lane demonstrate comparable skills to their peers from other schools. The work we do in PE, both within the curriculum and outside of the regular school day, has seen the school earn the School Games kitemark for the past seven years, the latest four of which have been at a Gold level. These figures suggest that the teaching of Physical Education across the school is effective.

However, further work is required to maintain these high standards. Plans are in development for how to achieve this.

The National Curriculum - PE

Beehive Lane PE Curriculum - Progression across all year groups

Beehive Lane PE Policy

PE Home Learning