At Bournville we value Physical Education and the sporting activities we provide during PE lessons, breakfast, lunch and afterschool clubs. We are committed to providing quality provision in PE and as a result we employ qualified sports coaches to lead our lessons and clubs.
As a school we are aware that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Children are provided with the opportunity to develop their personal and social skills by promoting character building, cooperation, teamwork and self-esteem.
We believe every child is entitled to be included within physical education & school sport. All children, regardless of ability or disability, have the right to be respected and appreciated as valuable members of the school community, fully participate in all school activities, and interact with peers of all ability levels with opportunities to develop friendships.
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.
Subject organisation and pedagogy
Children in EYFS have one lesson a week for 40 minutes with a qualified sports coach and one lesson a week for 40 minutes with their class teacher.
Children from Year 1 to year 6 have two PE lessons per week of 45 minutes with a qualified sport coach. We also employ a specialised dance and gymnastics coach to lead these subjects.
We follow the RealPE scheme of learning, which is sequential, units are organised so that children make progress through the fundamental's attributes of physical education. Alongside this we follow the PE hub scheme of learning which teaches sport specific skills through a progression of skills and attributes from EYFS to year 6.
At the end of the lesson cycle children have the opportunity to have 2 lessons of their choice from a list of adventurous activities such as tri-golf, frisbee golf, archery, orienteering. PE2/1.1e
We promote physical activity at all available parts of the school day through active breaks, The Daily mile, active travel, active learning in English and Maths through Tagtiv8.