At Buckshaw Primary School we aim to develop a fun, high-quality Physical Education curriculum, that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in their individual abilities in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to be active every day, particularly in response to the restrictions of Covid-19. These include participation in our Daily Mile, interventions with our sports apprentice and cross-curricular links in other subjects.
We aim to create an inclusive curriculum, whereby children have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. PE at Buckshaw Primary School is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy lifestyles, a balanced diet, growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding ambition and equity of play to embed life-long values.
PE at Buckshaw Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting skills with a focus on activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time activities and interventions are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs four evenings per week.
Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
Each year a small group of children are invited to become Sports Council for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example, taekwondo, outdoor and adventure, ultimate frisbee again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
Children in Year 4 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Spring Term. We repeat the 10 week course later in school for any children that are still unable to swim.
We have launched the “Daily Active Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
At Buckshaw we use PE Passport to assist with the planning and assessing of lessons, through this the children are able to;
- Inclusivity by putting support for children with SEND in line with other subjects and differentiating using STEP.
- That children unable to take part are included by involving them in activities related to the lesson e.g. umpiring.
- A range of teaching styles and strategies to deliver the curriculum.
- Children different challenges e.g. 6 v 4 to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours.
Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different sporting activities and like in other subjects, discreet teaching of vocabulary also forms part of the units of work.
If children are achieving the knowledge and skills in lessons, then they will achieve age related expectations at their end of each academic year. Children will understand and apply subject specific vocabulary. Specific targets to be set and measured whilst support and challenge to be provided for learners.
Parents are encouraged to input into the levels of attainment and achievement of their children verbally and/or in writing.
At Buckshaw is it important to us that all children’s sporting achievements are valued.
Progression of Key Skills
Non Uniform Day / Themed Lunch 06/10/22
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School Closed 19/09/22 – State Funeral Announcement
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School Photographs 28/09/22
Braiswick Photographers will be in school on the morning of the 28th September 2022. Please ensure your child wears their correct uniform on this day.
Reception Starters – September 2023
Is your child is due to start school in September 2023? We are offering parents the opportunity to come and look around our school throughout this term. If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the school office on 01257 418862. Remember, the...