Physical Education at Bewsey Lodge

PE Curriculum

At Bewsey Lodge we intend to deliver a wide variety of high-quality physical education. Working on children's physical health but also mental well-being. 
 Our P.E. lessons cover a range of physical activity and sport such as: fundamental movement skills, invasion games, gymnastics, athletics, football, fitness and agility, swimming and orienteering. Our teachers aim to build character, competiveness and most importantly, help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Each area of physical and sport development is carefully differentiated to ensure that our children progress each year as they pass through school. We use the "P.E. Passport scheme" to ensure that our specialist teacher can assess and monitor progression across the school.  Our P.E. specialist,  Mr Riley, teaches several year groups so he knows the children extremely well. This ensures that progression can continue into the next academic year and beyond. 
 
See our proposed LTP.

ltp_p.e_2021-2022.docx

The Curriculum 

EYFS- In Early Years we focus on: fundamental movement skills (FMS) and fine motor skills which consists of; throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking and agility. This year, we have also added gymnastic and dance, based on the new Development Matters Framework. 

KS1- FMS, invasion games, gymnastics and athletics. 

KS2- Invasion games, fitness and agility, athletics, gymnastics, striking and fielding, orienteering and swimming.

The children in Year 3/4 access swimming lessons at Great Sankey Hub and Orford Hub for 10 weeks. Additionally, year 6 access a further 6 sessions at SWIM to boast their confidence. 

See swimming page for more details.

Designated Provision-


Alongside Mr Riley, Mrs Nicholson and Miss Redmore we have a specialist coach Mr Donnelly from Warrington Wolves Foundation, who delivers physical and sports development sessions to our children with additional needs. They plan and teach exciting activities for the children in the Designated Provisions, which develop the children’s physically ability and encourages them to play team games.

CLASP

Each class across Key Stage 2 will participate in an extra hour of physical activity and sport for a half term, as part of their CLASP session. They will improve their skills whilst playing enjoyable team games. Alongside the sports lessons, children will participate in a ‘Commando Joe’ session, developing their skills in teamwork, confidence and physical activity. Research has proven that these skills transfer into other aspects of the children’s lives and help build confident and resilient learners.

Last year, we introduced 'Born to Move' which was a huge success, the children particularly enjoyed the stories it told in the early years. It is a fantastic way to help the children get moving in a fun and engaging way, learning new skills and the correct way to move. In school this year, there are "Born to Move" morning clubs that the children have been invited to. 

See our CLASP page for more information.

Progression in P.E

Gaining new skills and knowledge is based on prior learning and skills from previous years. Therefore Mr Riley, who teaches across the school each year, has a very good understanding of where the children’s strengths need to be built upon and the areas of support he needs to give to each child to develop at the start of every new year.

Mr Riley, Mrs Nicholson and Miss Redmore use careful observations of children’s effort, technique and skill to assess progression. We use the P.E. objectives to understand where the children need to be and how they are going to help them achieve that objective. This year, we will be using Primary P.E. Passport- an app that can be used easily within P.E. sessions to monitor children’s progress and record the childrens efforts. 

Here's a link for more information on Primary P.E. Passport.

https://www.primarypepassport.co.uk/

Feedback (group and individual), and questioning is used to help progress and improve the children’s performance. Questioning is particularly used to help encourage children to talk about their learning and gives them the opportunity to use technical vocabulary.

P.E Kit

Your child should have an indoor and outdoor P.E. kit. 

The contents of the kits should include:

Indoor:

 White T shirt, blue shorts and black pumps.

Outdoor :

White T shirt, tracksuit bottoms, tracksuit jacket/ jumper, trainers.

Trainers must be worn for outdoor PE lessons as they are harder wearing and support the children’s feet better on the hard ground.

(PICTURES TO FOLLOW). 

Competitions

We encourage our children to participate in sporting competitions where possible. This may be either within school or competing against other schools in Warrington and the surrounding areas. 

This year we can't wait to welcome back competitions! We will be organising them throughout the year and we will encourage all years to take part in a range of different sports. We aim to not only improve the children’s skills but to boost their confidence and enable them to be a good sports and display sportsmanship!