At Beech Street, we aim to provide a high-quality PE curriculum which inspires children to develop a lifelong love and understanding of physically demanding activities. We believe that all children should find an activity that they can enjoy and thrive in. We aim to provide a wide range of different activities to cater for their needs and hopefully inspire them. By doing this, we aim to develop pupils with a solid skillset and develop their physical literacy by the time they are ready to move on. As a result, all children should leave with a positive attitude towards PE and understanding of how to enhance their wellbeing that they can carry forward into later life. PE is vital in developing our core values of tolerance, respect, ambition, courage and kindness through competition with others and themselves. We aim to provide as many children as possible with the chance to develop and shine against other schools before leaving Beech Street.
Each child receives two hours of PE on a weekly basis which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad range of skills and activities. These sessions are either delivered by specialist coaches or class teachers during PE lessons. Every week during assembly, children are encouraged share their outside of school achievements which allows us the opportunity to celebrate and raise the profile of sport.
During KS1, children are given the chance to develop their fundamental movement skills and extend their balance, agility and coordination. This provides them with the necessary skills to progress in KS2.
As the children move through KS2, they develop the different areas of the PE curriculum. Children have the chance to first participate in a sport or activity in lower KS2. This is then built upon during upper KS2 to ensure progression and that we are providing a wide range of activities. The children are assessed on their performance, their social skills and their ability to be a good competitor. By doing this, we are assessing on a holistic level which is key in our promotion of sport and wellbeing. We also provide opportunities to both self and peer assess to enable the children to critique their performances for improvement. We provide ample opportunities for the children to participate and compete against others through School Games events and other inter and intra school competitions.
To give the children the best possible chance of achieving 30 minutes of activity at school, we encourage and facilitate active playtimes and the children complete the daily mile. At Beech Street, we are proud of our extracurricular content. We provide a wide range of activities such as archery, running, health and fitness, netball and football.