At Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, it is our intent to educate our children on the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. We intend to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and make healthy lifestyle choices. At our school we place great emphasis on children’s emotional wellbeing, this is linked in with our drive to inspire children to lead active healthy lifestyles.
PE at our school is an essential part of our broad and balance curriculum where we focus on embedding 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 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.
Year 1 and Year 2 children are also provided with swimming lessons in small groups during the Summer Term. Furthermore, everyday children from Reception to Year 2 take part in the Daily Mile, which provides children with another opportunity to engage together in physical activity as part of a shared love of fitness amongst peers.
When teaching PE we aim to ensure children become confident in:
Enrichment opportunities provide 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. Our children’s wellbeing is continually at the forefront and they are continually learning the knowledge they need to lead safe, healthy and happy lifestyles with Physical Education at the heart.