Physical Education (PE)In this section...
Our Physical Education curriculum aims to develop physical co-ordination, strength, agility, balance, mobility and skills that extend competency within individual activities and across a variety of team sports. Our curriculum is based on ‘Mastery’ learning - teaching skills, practising skills and then, once mastered, being able to apply them to a wide range of physical activities.
We also promote a healthy and active lifestyle and values through our PE curriculum, after schools activities and through programmes such as the Daily Mile. We aim for all our children to leave Barrow Hedges with the skills, knowledge and understanding to go on and lead active life styles.
The planned activities encourage children to make progress in all areas of their physical development. This begins in EYFS where children are taught the basic skills, developing into Upper KS2 where children have opportunities to develop team and competitive skills.
Physical Education (PE) lessons are delivered by Class Teachers and by a specialist PE teacher. Children also benefit from the expertise of visiting coaches and local clubs to enhance PE lessons.
Ofsted (February 2015) stated: “The primary sport and physical education funding is used effectively to buy in specialist coaches who teach some lessons and help to improve the skills of class teachers. This is helping pupils’ progress in physical education both now and in the longer term. The school has good relationships with parents.”
Sainsbury's School Games Mark
Our successes are not exclusively based on our team achievements but also the number of competitive opportunities available to our KS2 children. We were awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Platinum Award in 2018/19 for a commitment to the development of competition across schools and into the community.
The School Games is funded by the Department of Health, Department for Education, Youth Sport Trust and Sport England – all constantly discussing the best way forward for School sport. The Award is OFSTED recognised and shows how sport has a positive impact!
During school closures, following the COVID outbreak in March 2020, we were able to support our pupils and their families by continuing to deliver PE through online learning. We were awarded the LYG Virtual Games award and School Games Virtual 2019/2020 for our commitment to sport, both in school and through home-learning.
The Daily Mile
In Spring 2019 we had our Daily Mile track installed in the Junior playground. The track is a fantastic addition to our outdoor space. The Daily Mile is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, promote happiness as well as build resilience, confidence and determination for all staff and pupils. 'Since we started The Daily Mile we have seen a big increase in the fitness of our pupils, who are more energised when they come back into the classroom' - Kelly Wallis.
@barrowhedgespe Twitter Page
For more information, daily updates and sporting links you can keep up to date by following our Twitter page @barrowhedgepe
Ms K Wallis is the Subject Leader for PE