At Brompton-Westbrook Primary School, we are immensely proud of our inclusive PE offer and how this, combined with other aspects of the currciulum such as PSHE help to develop and nurture pupil wellbeing and positive mental health
The National Curriculum for Physical Education states that a high-quality education curriculum will inspire children to succeed at competitive sport and other physically high demanding activities. Ways should be provided for all children to become confident in their own health and fitness enabling them to compete in sports and other activities which will build character and embed values of fairness and respect.
Our PE curriculum provides opportunities for our pupils to:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad ranging of physical activities.
- Be physically active for sustained periods of time.
- Engage in competitive sports and activities, demonstrating good sporting behaviour
- Lead healthy, active
By the end of each Key Stage, pupils will be expected to know, apply and understand the skill processes laid out in the relevant programmes of study.
As part of the EYFS statutory framework pupils are taught:
Physical development - involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.
Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
Key stage 1
Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils are taught to:
- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Key stage 2
Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils are taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, basketball, football, hockey, netball, rounders rugby and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Each year group in Upper Key Stage 2 will attend swimming lessons for three terms. Pupils swill be taught to swim competently, confidently and with proficiency over 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively (front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) and also perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
We are immensely proud of Ms Stewart who was awarded KM 'Medway Sports Teacher of the Year' Award in 2021. Ms Stewart feels that her award reflects our school ethos of 'Achieve Together', since it is the result of teamwork right across the school - staff, pupils, parents/carers, governors, sports partners - all working together to provide the best possible opportunities for all of our children.
Click here to see an exciting interview with David Walliams, which came about as a result of the 'Sports Teacher of the Year' award. Go to 27:23 minutes.
You could use Myon to read about your favourite sports, perhaps developing your knowledge of the rules, key people or history of the games.
What do we offer?
Click here to read about our PE Offer.
How do we spend our PE funding?
Go to our Sports Premium page for details of how we spend our funding (and see some great pics!).