Physical education is defined as learning to develop and care for the human body through movements produced by skeletal muscles. At Bishop Perrin, the prime purpose of PE is for all children to develop a range of skills that will allow them to take part in physical activity for the rest of their life.
Our broad and balanced curriculum will give all children the chance to experiment, practise and compete in an enjoyable, stimulating and appropriately challenging environment. The range of activities, along with high quality teaching, seek to ensure children enjoy success and are motivated to further develop their health and fitness.
All pupils in Key Stage1 and Key Stage 2 have 2 hours a week dedicated to PE. In order to keep the children motivated, engaged and challenged they will explore different activities throughout the year. This will ensure they are continuously learning new skills and securing others in a range of activities
This year, pupils in Reception will develop their key skills, including throwing and catching; running and jumping; agility; balance and co-ordination as well as key skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication. This is taught through games play involving multiple different skills.
In Key Stage 1, there is a focus on further developing their throwing and catching; running and jumping; agility; balance and co-ordination in the form of multi-skills and team games. Children will be encouraged to take part in various games to develop their skills and will become confident working with equipment, in pairs and in small groups, to make up their own games, follow rules and play in a competitive environment. Year 2 children begin their school swimming lessons in the Spring/Summer term.
In Key Stage 2, pupils are taught more complicated skills and are taught to use multiple skills at the same time to improve performance. They also have an increasing focus on developing their tactical awareness and thinking skills. Rather than working on sport specific units, children will spend time playing a range of games which allow them to analyse and improve their performances and develop specific skills. Children in Year 3, 4 and 5 continue to learn to swim and are able to progress to developing their personal survival skills as appropriate. There is also an increased focus on learning to lead and officiate within games.
We also run a range of extra-curricular activities, in a non-competitive form. Children also have the opportunity to represent the school and participate at festivals. These are competitive and are played against local primary schools (Athletics, Football, Netball, Tag Rugby, Swimming, Tri-Golf and more).
Dance and Gymnastics are an important part of our PE curriculum throughout the school.
Dance and movement aims to contribute to the child’s physical, artistic, linguistic, social and cultural education.
As well as learning specific dance skills and styles, it is also taught in conjunction with other subjects. Topics are used as a stimulus to extend learning and knowledge in other academic areas. Children learn how to express and communicate ideas and understanding in the physical form.
Furthermore, we are developing a School Sports Council. Children across the school are elected to take responsibility for various PE related duties throughout the year.
We are constantly upgrading our equipment and facilities to further enhance our pupils learning experience as well as developing and strengthening relationships with other local schools to ensure that we have access to suitable facilities to enhance our provision throughout the year.
All children must wear a suitable PE kit. Please refer to our PE policy for details.