PE

PE@Barnehurst

Intent 

At Barnehurst, we understand the positive impact that Physical Education has on our children, not only on their growth and on development, but also how physical activity can contribute towards learning and improve physical and mental health.

In our lessons, children have regular opportunities to work individually but also as part of a team. With a focus being on the importance of communication and managing the demand of complex situations that may arise in different game-based activities. Children will explore the concepts of ‘winning’ and ‘losing’, in different sporting contexts and understand the importance of good sportsmanship.

We are always excited to expand the cultural capital of all of our children at Barnehurst and "success for all", is something we feel passionately about. Our aim is to provide a variety of equitable opportunities for our children this year, which will enable them to all feel successful. Our curriculum, the Power of Me/ We, encourages this, as we want our children to become life-long participators in physical activity and find a love for it.

Implementation

Our PE Curriculum consists of age-appropriate activities that support growing minds and bodies. The curriculum follows a natural progression of developing fundamental movement skills in KS1 to ensure that children are physically literate. When children enter KS2, they will then focus on and develop skills, which can be applied to a range of different sporting contexts. Our teachers frequently team-teach with our sports coach, which allows them to continue to develop and grow their knowledge of Physical Education. Alongside this, we are currently working on knowledge organisers to support teaching staff with vocabulary, specific skills, rules/tactics, and flashbacks to previous learning. We do the above to encourage teachers to feel more confident when delivering PE lessons, so that all children feel successful in their learning and are engaged and challenged, appropriately.

Below is our curriculum map which identifies how we achieve this approach and the progression that children make as they advance through their school life at Barnehurst.                                

 

           AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

YEAR 1

OAA 

Games 

Sending & Receiving 

Games 

Throwing towards a target 

Multiskills

Athletics 

Games 

Net games using a racket 

YEAR 2

Multiskills 

Games 

Dribbling using feet 

 

Gymnastics (Mr Sem)

KS2 hall

Dance ( teachers)

KS1 hall

Athletics 

Games 

Attack Vs Defence 

 

YEAR 3

Games 

Dribbling and passing with feet 

Games 

Sending skills using hands 

Games  (teachers)

Passing and moving with hands 

Gymnastics (Mr Sem)

KS2 hall

Athletics 

 

OAA 

YEAR 4

Games 

Benchball/Endball 

Games 

Football 

 Dance 

Gymnastics

Athletics 

 

Games 

Batting & Bowling 

 

YEAR 5

Games 

Sending skills using hands 

Gymnastics 

OAA 

 

Games 

Tag Rugby 

 

 

Athletics 

 

Games 

Attack Vs Defence or Pass & Move with feet 

 

YEAR 6

Games 

Rounders/Cricket 

Games  

Basketball 

 Gymnastics

 Dance 

Athletics 

 

Games  

Tag Rugby 

 

 

Gymnastics and Dance

Children who participate in Dance or Gymnastics lessons are required to do this bare-footed. For safetly reasons children are not allowed to wear trainers but may wear softsoled plimsoles as an alternative. 

Swimming

Children participate in an intensive course of swimming lessons at Erith Leisure Centre. The children who participate in this intensive course of lessons over a period of time will make great progress towards the following curriculum targets:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Teaching & Learning

As a school we believe that our PE lessons should be as active as possible for children. Therefore, the role of the teacher during PE lessons is to provide little input as possible and instead of explicit modelling, teachers spend more time providing support and feedback to children based on the learning objective of the lesson, this is done discreetly by moving around the area and talking and working with individuals and groups.

If there is a whole class misconception of an objective then the teacher

 may stop the lesson and model to the class but this is kept to a minimum amount of time. After completing a warm up, children will complete two different activities focussed on the learning objective.

At the end of each lesson there is time dedicated for children to discuss and evaluate their performance based on the learning objective and children will be expected to refer the key vocabulary introduced throughout the lesson.

Delivery of our curriculum is supported by our PE specialist Mr Sem. Mr Sem works alongside all teachers in leading the delivery of PE across the school. Teachers are skilled at identifying children who are not making the expected progress in PE and each half term they conduct an assessment on the children based on what has been taught. Children may sometimes have gaps within specific skills taught or need to refine something learnt before moving on to the next skill. To ensure that children are physically competent and confident with their physical abilities, an intervention programme has been set up to help support specific children. 

We believe in a mastery approach in PE where all children are working towards the same lesson objective and the lesson is adapted accordingly and scaffolds are provided to support those who may be struggling to achieve the objective but also to those who are easily achieving the objective. Teachers can implement this into lessons using the STEP principle (Space, Time, Equipment, People) where changing one of these factors in an activity being delivered in the lesson can help to support but also challenge children where necessary.  

Assessment

PE assessments are completed on a half-termly basis by teachers. Teachers use the building blocks to assess the content that they have delivered during the half term. Our specialist coach also complete assessments for the content they have delivered. A termly data report is then completed by the PE lead who will scrutinise the data and explore trends and patterns and provide support to teachers and students where necessary.

Here is our PE curriculum, highlighting our key concepts and building blocks through the years. This can be seen at the bottom of this page.  

Alongside our building blocks, we provide Knowledge Organisers, which are progressive documents, that provide key information to support pupils’ learning. They work alongside our planning, which consists of 4 elements that make up the lesson; Warm up, Task One, Task Two and Evaluation. Our focus sport and athletes feature represent diversity in sports. Through this feature, we aim to inspire our children to become leaders in sport. This links with our curriculum; The Power of Me/ We.  

Below is an example of a PE Knowledge Organiser

Active Leaders

At Barnehurst, we have 6 Active leaders which help to support in the delivery of PE and raising the profile of school sport. Our leaders have been trained using the Bexley (PALS) training and support framework to ensure that children are developing their leadership capabilities and personal skills whilst also enhancing the subject of PE. The leaders have various responsibilities which include maintenance of PE equipment, gathering pupil voice about PE, supporting and officiating at school-based sport events and inspire the younger pupils in the school to engage in sport and physical activity. They play a huge role in implementing the subject intentions of PE.

EYFS

As well as participating in subject specialist sessions, children in EYFS also have opportunities to play games indoors and outdoors which helps to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination, and agility. These gross-motor skills provide a foundation of developing a healthy body. These early opportunities of games and sport are vital in children’s development in leading a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle. 

 

 

Here is our PE curriculum, highlighting our key concepts and building blocks through the years.