PE and Sports zone
WELCOME TO ST BEDE'S PE AND SPORT ZONE
PE has an important role within the curriculum at St Bede’s supporting the children’s physical and mental needs. Throughout the school children can experience different sporting and physical activities enabling them to develop and build on skills, as they move through the school. Children develop their physical literacy by having the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that enables them to take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
We enjoy regular inter school competitions with other local schools as part of our Sports Partnership and we also participate in whole school activities such as Sports Day and regular PE lessons within their year groups.
‘A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.’ Primary National Curriculum 2014
Staff deliver high quality PE lessons following the Complete PE scheme of work and have access to CPD training to support their teaching. Complete PE builds on the skills taught through team and individual sports and activities throughout the year groups, including dance, gymnastics, ball skills, teamwork, and athletics.
We are part of the Vale Royal School Sports Partnership which enables the pupils to participate in local sporting festivals, events and inter school competitions allowing all children the opportunity to take part in a variety of new and exciting sports. We also receive specialist coaching through the VRSSP too.
We also have experienced coaches who deliver after school clubs, as well as engaging and active PE lessons.
In KS2, Year 4 children attend weekly swimming lessons to develop competency and skills in the water. Year 6 children take part in Bikeability allowing the children to become confident and safe riders when cycling on the road.
Physical activity does not stop at PE lessons as children are active throughout the day. This takes place through 5-a-day Fitness, outdoor learning, Teach Active maths lessons and lunch and break times resourced with a variety of play equipment, with many of these activities taking place outside in the fresh air.
We currently receive the PE & Sport Premium Funding for schools from the government and details of how this is spent can be found under ‘Key Information.’
Physical Education supports the development of fine and gross motor skills and strengthens muscles. The development of fine motor skills can also support handwriting and the playing of musical instruments. It develops confidence, resilience, and teamwork skills and can reduce stress and anxiety in children.
Physical Education makes every child stronger and every life longer.
In 2018-19, 2021-2022 and 2022-23 we achieved Gold School Games Mark. During the pandemic the mark had been suspended, however we have received a recognition award in both years for maintaining our high standards during the school year despite the limitations!
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PE National Curriculum
Purpose of study: A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Aims: The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
* develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
* are physically active for sustained periods of time
* engage in competitive sports and activities
* lead healthy, active lives
Our PE and Sport activities categories promote and develop skills and abilities through and with the children.
1) Curriculum PE. Each class has 2 hours of timetabled PE each week. Over the year they will complete games, gym, dance, athletics as well as other disciplines dependent on year group. The focus is fundamental movements and skills in EYFS and KS1 with these being developed and applied to more active situations as the children move through KS2.
2) Competitive school sport. We are members of the VRSSP (Vale Royal School Sports Partnership) who organise inter-school events in the area. These involve competitions against our local cluster of Catholic Primary schools. Our aim to involve as many children as possible in representing the school and seeking to develop their own 'personal best'.
In the summer term we celebrate National Sports Week where daily events take place between schools across a range of sports. Within school we organise intra school events. We have sports day, our swimming gala as well as a Sports Crew who plan events for children to challenge themselves with within the school day.
3) Healthy lifestyle. The children are taught what constitutes a healthy lifestyle as well as the links between physical and mental health. Through cross-curricular activities and events e.g. 'Healthy Me from Head to Toe' week the children engage in discussion about being active, diet, sleep, and mental wellbeing with the aim of developing the whole child and embedding life long positive habits.