PE at Barnehurst
At Barnehurst our aim is to provide for our children a wide, challenging and engaging range of PE opportunities in and out of school hours, enhancing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. All children should be inspired to enjoy, be confident in and succeed in a worldwide range of competitive sport, dance and other physically-demanding activities, through teamwork, self-analysis and supporting their peers.
This will be implemented within a social, moral and reflective culture, through the notions of team work and fair play in competition, and representing the core British Values.
In Key Stage 1, a carefully planned and implemented curriculum will allow the children will develop fundamental skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. The children will engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of challenging situations in and out of the school environment. In Key Stage 2, the children will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences in movement. We will provide the children with plenty of opportunities to allow them to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing. Throughout the year, the children will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of inter and intra-school events and competitions.
PE is a subject that, if implemented well, has a positive impact on a pupil for a lifetime. It teaches core values such as determination and resilience, yet also the notions of fairness, teamwork and respect (for themselves and for others) in a direct manner that becomes embedded in a child’s memory from an early age. Challenges are there to be overcome and conquered, and dreams and ambitions there to be met. It is our experience at Barnehurst that a child’s achievements and efforts in PE and games enable them to develop self-confidence, enhance social-skills and installs a sense of pride in themselves and their school that be taken into all curriculum subjects, as well as in future experiences later in life.