SPORTS AND P.E.
The benefits of exercise extend far beyond improving strength or fitness. When we exercise, we also improve our mood, our sleep quality and our attitude. By encouraging children to invest in their bodies through physical activity, a healthy diet and an awareness of their mental wellbeing, we are laying the foundations which will stand strong and last into a healthy and productive adulthood.
Intent - Our Aims
At Broke Hall, we aim to provide a PE curriculum which inspires a love of sport, movement and a healthy lifestyle. We aspire for our children to leave primary school with the necessary physical skills and sporting knowledge, prepared for their secondary education and later life. We with that our pupils understand that PE is something which can be enjoyed as well as developing their strength and development. Our curriculum plan ensures there is no overlap or repetition in content and the children have the opportunity to progress and develop their physical skills and abilities each year. Children build on and embed previous learning with access to a variety of resources, including clear video demonstration, clear visual diagrams and innovative lesson plans. We aim to increase levels of participation in physical education and sport through a variety of innovative lessons, extra-curricular clubs, enrichment opportunities and whole-school sporting events.
At Broke Hall Primary School we use The PE Hub lesson resources to offer a broad range of lessons, allowing progression through each year group and key stage. Based upon the interests of the children, world-wide events and feedback from pupil and staff perceptions, the sports learnt may be altered.
Impact - Our Outcomes
At the end of each unit, class teachers RAG rate the children based upon the objectives of the lessons provided on the lesson plans. Children are then given a final RAG rating for PE based upon each individual unit RAG rating. PE Leads, Mrs Seymour-Croney and Miss Mendham, both conduct lesson walkthroughs to ensure high quality teaching is consistent across the school. Staff are also given the opportunity to voice their concerns to ensure the children have access to appropriate equipment and resources needed for the lessons. The children are also given the opportunity to voice their opinions about PE lessons and the sporting opportunities on offer within the school. We ensure the curriculum we offer meets the needs and interests of the children and ensure extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities also cater for the varying interests and abilities within each year group.
The School Games Mark
This is a government led award scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
We are proud to say that in 2022, Broke Hall have gained the Gold Schools Games Mark Award.
Sports Clubs and activities
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs across all age groups to promote a higher participation in physical activity.
Each year, all children across the school participate in a School Sports Day. Children take part in a variety of field activities and track races suitable for their age group. The children come together in their 'School Houses' to compete and gain points for their house. Each year, the winning house is awarded with the House Trophy, based the results from the Sports Day. Sports Day 2022 followed the theme of the Commonwealth Games where each represented a Commonwealth, keeping in line with international sporting events.
PE enrichment opportunities are provided for children through IPSSA Sports, ITFC Premier Education and School Games. Some sports children may participate in include:
- Netball league
- Football league (boys and girls)
- Tag Rugby
- Cross Country
- Swimming Galas
- Kwik Cricket
- Table Tennis
- Tri Golf
At Broke Hall, we believe in the importance of developing children's skills and knowledge of sports within PE lessons. We ensure this through the use of substantive knowledge and disciplinary knowledge.
Substantive knowledge - within PE, this is based on the deliberate practise and development of certain skills that can then be applied in a range of different sports and games. These skills include:
-running, jumping, throwing and catching
-discussing and applying tactics in game situations
-being able to confidently and competently swim over 25 metres
-being able to perform specific actions and movements.
Disciplinary knowledge - this comes through opportunities offered within game play. Children are able to discuss and choose appropriate actions, balances, movements and skills before applying these within game situations.
As children move through school, the skills and knowledge shared is built on so that, as children reach Upper Phase, they have the knowledge and confidence to apply tactics and work collaboratively to make decisions. Opportunities are provided for children to evaluate their own and others' performances, all while applying their growing understanding of vocabulary in context.
PE and Sport Funding
This has been allocated to all primary schools in England to improve the provision of PE and sport in school.
The money must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport and encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. For full details of how the PE and Sports Funding is allocated in school, see our PE and Sports Funding Strategy.