Physical Education: PE and Sport

At Bridgewater we aim to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as feeling pride in their own achievements. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mind-set to leave Bridgewater with the capabilities to be successful in their future physical ventures. We strive to support our children and families with living healthy lifestyles and give them the information they need to be able to make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. We have strong links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure the children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.

  • PE is taught using the GetSet4PE scheme of work, which builds progressively to deepen skills, knowledge, understanding and vocabulary. 
  • These lessons are adapted using the STEP principles (Space, Task, Equipment, People) to ensure they are relevant to the needs of the every learner. 
  • Teachers are able to seek advice and guidance from Year Group and Subject Leaders.
  • PE should be taught for a minimum of 2 hours every week across the school. We believe this is the best way to build physical fitness, skills, knowledge and support the children in building healthy lifestyles. 
  • PE is mapped in accordance with the National Curriculum requirements, to ensure sufficient breadth of study and opportunities to revisit and build upon skills taught. 

Threshold Concepts: 

Games

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle

  • This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.

Dance

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle

  • This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.

Gymnastics

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle

  • This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.

Swimming

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle

  • This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.

Athletics

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle.

  • This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle

  • This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.

The impact for the learners in PE will be that they are active and confident individuals that have the knowledge and skills to live a happy, healthy life. They will understand the importance of diet and exercise and the impact it has on their bodies over time. They will develop their strength, balance, agility and coordination skills in a range of physical disciplines. They will be able to work as a team towards a shared goal and celebrate the successes of themselves and others. They will learn from their mistakes and practise reflection skills in order to move on and find ways to improve in the future. The curriculum is spaced and the children will revisit and build upon the different physical disciplines each year. PE lessons are of high quality and demonstrate pupils are acquiring knowledge, skills and vocabulary in an appropriate sequence. 

Bridgewater Primary School's Rationale

We aim to provide children with an exciting, ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that will instil a love of learning for life. Our approach enables all children to become lifelong learners by developing transferable skills to equip them to become successful citizens. We are an inclusive learning community, in which everyone is valued as an individual and supported to progress. We have high expectations for all our learners and seek to engage them with high quality teaching and engaging content.  

Our curriculum aims to support our children to understand and make links in their learning, deepen their understanding, knowledge and skills and encourage their passions and enthusiasm for the subjects that we teach. We teach each subject discretely but make interdisciplinary links, where these are meaningful and appropriate. 

We endeavour to provide all children with an environment in which they can thrive, develop curiosity and independent learning behaviours, which enables them to actively participate and learn study skills now and for their future. We encourage them to have high expectations of themselves through questioning, discussion and through the learning evident in their books. We aim for every child to make good progress using these principles.

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