Our aim is to enable our pupils to become active and healthy children who enjoy physical activity and see it as an integral part of their lives. We aim to develop children’s skills to help them reach their potential and to give them the opportunity to try new sports and activities. We develop links with local clubs to encourage children to develop their skills further and interest in physical activity outside the classroom. We also recognise that PE provides many opportunities to promote social and interpersonal skills that we develop through the promotion of the Your School Games values: passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, determination and teamwork.
Through the teaching of PE Bewley Primary intends to:
- Enable children to develop good physical skills, improving control and coordination.
- Show children the benefits of exercise to physical and mental health.
- Help children improve the quality of their performance.
- Develop children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and an emphasis on fun.
- Encourage children to work together as a team.
- Develop leadership skills in older children as they begin to organise and lead activities for others.
- Provide opportunities for children to try out new sports and activities.
- Improve awareness of local sports clubs and facilities and encourage participation in sport/ fitness activities outside of school.
- Provide opportunities for children to compete in different sports.
- Increase activity levels to help our pupils meet the government’s recommendation of 60 minutes a day activity for all children.
Pupils within EYFS undertake daily physical exercise within a specialised external area. They also have use of the fully equipped sports and school hall for structured activities at least once a week. Cross-curricular links enable PE activities to take place during other subjects.
KS1 and 2
All children are taught by our specialist sports coach, Mr Burke. His teaching is often supplemented by additional lessons taught by sports coaches from local clubs who we employ to provide specialist sports coaching to different year groups. In recent years, we have welcomed in coaches from Darlington Rugby Club, Billingham Cricket Club and an FA football coach. We also have extra lessons provided by a specialist secondary PE teacher.
In order to ensure that children have the opportunity to try out new sports and skills, we regularly organise taster sessions with different coaches and companies. These activities have recently included archery, yoga, skateboarding and judo.
Stockton SSP also provide opportunities for our children to attend taster days and events in activities such as racket-skills, hula hooping, tri-golf and boxercise. We aim to allow as many pupils to access these events as possible.
Children in KS2 attend swimming lessons at Billingham Forum and Y6 children are offered the opportunity to attend a residential trip during which they undertake a series of physical and challenging activities such as climbing, caving, canoeing and trying out a zip-wire!
Increasing Levels of Activity
Children from foundation stage upwards participate in a regular mile run/ jog/ walk around the playground on our specially designed course to increase the time spent doing physical activity. Children regularly make use of activities such as chair exercise or yoga to avoid children sitting still for too long in class. All staff have undergone training in active-learning strategies in order to provide children with more opportunities to move around in lessons.
At break times, we provide opportunities for children to be as active as possible. The trim-trail, climbing fort and MUGA are all timetabled and very well used. A group of Y6 children, known as Playground Friends are trained to organise games and activities for KS1 children using specially purchased equipment. Our sports coach organises activities for our KS2 children each lunchtime.
At Bewley, we give children many opportunities to compete in sports at many different levels. A group of Y6 children (who are trained sports leaders) make up our Sports Crew and it is their job to organise both individual challenge and team competitions for children across the school. They have previously organised skipping and hula-hooping challenges to keep children active and inter-form dodgeball and five a side football competitions.
We participate fully in festivals, tournaments and competitions against other schools in our cluster through active participation in the Stockton Schools Sports Partnership activities. Teams from Bewley regularly compete in events such as cross-country, athletics, sports hall athletics, football, tag-rugby, swimming and tri-golf. This has given many children the opportunity to compete at district and county level. Children regularly write blogs and match reports to describe their experiences of competitions and these are displayed on the PE noticeboard and on the Your School Games website.
We also regularly take part in tournaments organised by local clubs such as MFC.
In the summer term, a sports day is organised for all children to take part in a range of activities. The emphasis is on participation and fun.
After School Clubs
We aim to include as many children as possible in our after-school sports clubs. Mr Burke, our sports coach, organises multi-sports clubs twice a week and wherever possible we bring in external providers to widen the range of activities on offer. We recently introduced a successful yoga club. We also run a Change 4 Life club which is aimed at the children we have identified as less active.
Long Term Curriculum Map for PE
|F||Spatial awareness||Ball SkillsGymnastics||Games|
|Year One||Games (ball skills) Gymnastics||GymnasticsNetball skills||Running, Throwing, JumpingGames|
|Year Two||Team Games (ball skills: throwing and catching) Dance||GymnasticsNet/wall skills||Running, Throwing, JumpingTeam Games (developing simple tactics for attacking/defending)|
|Year Three||Invasion games (Hi 5 netball) Gymnastics||Net/wall games (Badminton)Dance||Striking and fielding games (Rounders)Athletics|
|Year Four||Invasion games (Hockey)Dance||Net/wall games (Volleyball)Gymnastics||Striking and fielding games (Cricket)Athletics|
|Year Five||Tag RugbyIndoor Athletics Dance||Net/Wall Games (Volleyball) Gymnastics||Striking and fielding games (Cricket)Athletics|
|Year Six||Tag Rugby Indoor Athletics Dance||High 5 Netball Gymnastics||Striking and fielding games (Cricket)AthleticsOutward Bound Challenges (Robinwood)|
Children are motivated to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. Children partake in a range of lunchtime and afterschool clubs that appeal to all. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness. Many of our children also successfully take part in competitive sports. Teams regularly progress to district and even county level and our football team won Stockton Team of the year at the SSP Awards in 2019. Children are equipped with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They develop leadership skills and the ability to cooperate with others. Pupils leave school happy and healthy, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
Our success has been recognised through the achievement of the Your School Games Gold Award which we have now held for four consecutive years.
Please note that the information above relates to our normal practice pre-lockdown 2020. Some of our activities have had to be temporarily curtailed or altered to meet Covid 19 Risk Assessment Guidelines. We have continued to provide as many opportunities for sport as possible including participating in remote competitions through Stockton SSP and providing PE challenges for home learners.