At Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, it is our intent to encourage all pupils to live healthy active lifestyles. Our children will have a range of opportunities to take part in and explore new sports and physical activities whilst also being able to develop a wide range of physical skills and techniques. Children will learn to question, discuss and evaluate their own performance as well as others.
PE at our school is an essential part of our broad and balance curriculum where we focus on imbedding a love of sport and being physically active. We believe children who are physically active on a regular basis will be better equipped to focus on the learning across the curriculum. Our PE curriculum flows intrinsically alongside our value-based learning; helping children to manage pressure; teaching the significance of teamwork; learning from failure and the importance of hard work.
Our broad PE curriculum has been designed using the ‘Get Set 4 PE’ resources. This scheme has enabled us to develop a progressive long-term curriculum that involves a wide range of sports ensuring all our pupils are able to succeed as well as developing socially and emotionally.
At Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, we have chosen to invest a proportion of our Sport Premium money on a specialist coach. We work with experienced Sports Coaches to give children opportunities to develop fundamental movement skills in a range of different situations, both individually and working against others in fun, competitive and non-competitive ways.
Our children experience a range of sports over the academic year some of these include; dance, gymnastics, games, football and tennis. Each lesson builds knowledge and depth of understanding through minimal teacher talk; skill practice and challenge – the emphasis is on learning by ‘doing’ and for children to set their own ‘personal challenges’ reflecting our child-centred approach.
Enrichment opportunities are abundant for the children of Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, with a variety of sporting clubs available for children to attend throughout the year. During our annual ‘sports week’ children are inspired by a variety of sports activities. These include a visit from an Olympic athlete and other activities which have included a scooter and skateboard workshop and a ‘Road to Tokyo’ Olympics workshop.
Progress and achievement is evident in the pupils performance both in the lesson, at break times and during extracurricular activities. The pupils should become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
When teaching PE we aim to ensure children become confident in:
Acquiring and developing skills
Selecting and applying skills
Evaluating and improving performance
Developing a greater knowledge and understanding of fitness and health
Our curriculum includes:( please see overview below)
Mindfulness, including mediation and yoga- included in Themed Weeks