PE and Sports Premium
At Blue Bell Hill Primary and Nursery School, we aim to provide a broad and balanced PE curriculum which can be accessed and enjoyed by all. Teachers also provide opportunities for children to be active in all the other subjects including Maths and English.
In Early Years Foundation Stage, in addition to physical skills developed in outdoor continuous provision, children have an hour’s focused PE lesson which includes learning how to get changed and keeping safe within our environment. The remainder of the lesson has a focus of fundamental movement skills, physical development and social and emotional development.
In KS1, the skills are further developed and put into practice in the form of team games, dance or gymnastics. Children are encouraged to be creative and work with partners or in small groups as they continue to develop the key skills in PE.
Throughout KS2, the children will undertake games which are sports specific including: invasion games (football, basketball, hockey and tag-rugby); striking and fielding games (rounders and kwik-cricket) and net/wall games (tennis and table tennis). Gymnastics and dance continue to be taught with the addition of athletics at the end of the year.
All children have swimming lessons in year 3 and year 4 and aim to be able to swim 25m by the time they finish primary school. Those children that have not reached the 25m mark will have an additional opportunity to achieve this in year 5 or 6.
The curriculum is further enhanced by additional sporting and physical activity opportunities such as Mini Basketball Championships, Boccia Championships and Handball Festivals. In KS2, children are giving the opportunity to experience a greater range of outdoor and adventurous activities on the residential visit.
A number of sporting and physical activity extra-curricular clubs are run by staff and outside agencies specialising in coaching.
For information on how the School Sports Funding is spent and its impact, please click on the link below.