Physical Education (PE)
Physical Education (PE) develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence. It promotes physical skill, development and knowledge of the body and provides opportunities for children to be creative, competitive and to face challenges as individuals, in group and in teams.
It is also essential in promoting a positive attitude towards active and healthy lifestyles. Through PE pupils learn how to plan, perform and evaluate their work, enabling them to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process, they discover their aptitude, abilities and preferences and how to make choices about getting involved in lifelong physical activity.
Our aims in teaching PE
- To ensure children are confident, safe and enjoy physical activity
- To develop a range of physical skills, strength and stamina
- To develop an ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas and perform them with control, co-ordination and fluency
- To improve observational skills and the ability to evaluate their own and others work and use this skill to improve performance
- To develop a sense of fair play and sportsmanship
- To cooperate and work successfully/collaboratively with others
- To express ideas in dance form and appreciate the aesthetic qualities of movement
- To motivate and retain a lifelong interest in PE and to recognise the importance of living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle (See link with PSHE guidelines)
The PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
We must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity (PESPA) on offer to pupils.
This means we will use the premium to:
- To develop or add to the PESPA already in place in school (referring to the aims below)
- To make improvements now for future pupils
The 5 key indicators where improvements should be seen are:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, aiming for 30 minutes a day within school time.
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
Gold Sports Mark Award
School Games Gold 2018/19
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that for a third year running, Brookhurst have been awarded the Gold Sports Mark Award for our participation and profile in school sports.
Here are some of the things we have achieved in the 2018/2019 academic year in order to gain the award:
- Provided all children with two hours of physical education per week
- Provided extra curriculum provision in addition to this e.g. competitions and after school clubs
- Continued the marathon to enable all children to be physically active every day, engaging at least 90% of children in extracurricular sporting activity every week
- Taken part in 40 competitions against other schools in the area, ensuring there were inclusive opportunities for all
- 24 of those competitions had at least two teams taking part
- 5 of those competitions had at least three teams taking part
- Competed in 19 different types of sports involving countless competitions
- Ensured every year group took part in a competition (many more than one), involving 381 pupils out of 411: 93% of the school
- Arranged for skateboarding and GB coaches plus a sponsored Zumba to inspire the children and deliver lessons
- Provided all children with an opportunity to take on leadership roles within PE e.g. leading a warm up or planning a game
- Engaged 30% of our children in leading and managing activities e.g. Marathon, Golf, Tennis, Personal Challenge and Sports Festival leaders and Young Sports Ambassadors
- Created and maintained links with 7 local sports clubs
- Promoted our school sports to parents through regular newsletters, twitter feeds and website updates
- Continued running a Sports Council
- Provided every year group with at least one specialised coach to enhance their PE curriculum
Reports (Funding and Governors)