Physical Education 2021 - 2022
‘Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong’ – J.F Kennedy
At Boundary, the intent of our PE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement in the area of PE. This will enable them to know more about physical activity and keeping healthy.
For a detailed understanding of the Intent, Implementation and Impact of the teaching of Physical Education at Boundary, please read the document below.
School Games Award
This year Boundary gained the Silver School Games Award. To achieve this award Boundary had to offer 2 hours of PE consistently to all pupils. We engaged over 90% of our children in Extra Curricular Activities. Boundary also ran initiatives to engage those pupils who were least active. We engaged these pupils through healthy eating clubs for children and their parents, Change 4 Life Clubs and offering clubs, which provide new and different sports. We had to participate in a range of inter-school competitions and deliver inter-house competitions within school.
Starting from Foundation Stage children are provided with opportunities to explore and develop their fundamental skills. The focus of our PE curriculum in EYFS and KS1 is the continuous development of the 7 key fundamental skills. This is taught through skill based activities and small competitive game situations.
Once in KS2 children will learn PE through the 5 Key areas:
- Outdoor Adventure Activities.
These are planned and taught with the support of the Primary PE Passport App. Every Pupil in our school takes part in 2 hours (2 Lessons) of PE a week, which is in line with the National Curriculum guideline.
Opportunities within PE:
During a child’s time at Boundary, they will experience a range of educational visits and visitors to further develop their PE knowledge, skills and understanding. For example children will get to take part in projects such as Balance bikes project in EYFS, Fit 2 Go in Year 4 and Bikeability in Year 6, Royal Ballet in Year's 3 and 5.
In the Spring Term, Year 4 benefit from the expertise of a Blackpool Fit 2 Go, an initiative managed by Blackpool Football Club. This is always a huge success in terms of the children’s enjoyment as well as their increased knowledge and skill. The sessions will be continuing this year with also a trip to Bloomfield Road to take part in the Blackpool Fit 2 Go Festival.
Also in Spring Term Sport Blackpool will be deliver a Balance Bike programme to EYFS which will help encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle. They have devised a 6 week balance bike programme to encourage additional exercise in a fun and creative way, whilst learning to ride a bike. The Year 6 programme is delivered during Autumn 1 term.
All children in Year 4 are taken swimming through the year. They are assessed against the National Curriculum standard using the online Swimphony assessment package.
In Year 6 children will have further opportunities to take part is Outdoor Adventure Activities while on their residential trip.
Here are a list of useful websites that chidlren can explore. This includes videos, information and tips on how to stay healthy.