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'We are Athletes'

"I always believed, When you can do that, life can get unbelievable." - Jessica Ennis

Why should we learn about PE?

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Teaching at Blackmoor Park will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Growth mindset values of determination, never-giving-up, resilience and challenging oneself are all vital to develop the child and such values can be applied to all areas of life. 

How will it help children later in life?

Instilling a love of sports, physical activity and team working is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle for both the body and mind. Getting outside and moving through a range of lessons is good for both mental and physical wellbeing, something that is a must in today’s modern world. A love and respect for physical education is an invaluable attribute than can be taken far further than the primary school and help to set up a happier and healthier future! 

What can we expect in PE at Blackmoor Park Junior School?

 

Aims: 


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  •      are physically active for sustained periods of time
  •      engage in competitive sports and activities
  •      lead healthy, active lives.

 

Skills and Knowledge: 


Pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills from KS1, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils will be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

 

  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (for example, through athletics and gymnastics) perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 

  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

 

  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 

Swimming and water safety (Year 4 and a ‘Top Up’ in Year 6)

 

All pupils will be taught to:

  •      swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  •      use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  •      perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Sense of Community

Through inter/intra school competitions the pupils are part of the Blackmoor, West Derby and regional sports family. We believe that competing is an important life experience and we are aiming to ensure every child has the opportunity to represent the school at least twice in their time at Blackmoor Park  promoting a real sense of value and belonging. 

What can parents expect?

Expect  competitions, sports days, sports week, sporting events, athlete visits (when we’re incredibly lucky!) and more active children! 

 

Our competition policy ensures that all children will get an opportunity to represent the school at least once in LKS2 and once in UKS2, but with all of the competitions and festivals we enter it will hopefully be more! 

 

Competition selections are based upon a tiered system of events, they include: festivals, developmental and elite competitions. 

How we teach PE

Our BPJS PE curriculum ensures a broad and balanced approach that builds on expectations of the National Curriculum (2014). We have also developed our PE curriculum based on good practice which ensures skills, knowledge and progression are all covered! We focus on the heads, hands and hearts holistic approach, providing opportunities for the children to develop both physically, socially and mentally. 

 

With School Improvement Liverpool we have created a whole school progression document to ensure we build upon what pupils have already learned in previous years through skill development, vocabulary and pupil direction levels. 

Resourcing and Inclusion

We plan and deliver an inclusive PE curriculum to ensure full accessibility to activities and competitions. A ‘Sports for All’ ethos is fully adopted in our school.


A pupil-led approach is taken to reporting our progress and keeping a general log of what we’re up to in PE through our Sports Ambassadors. The Sports Ambassadors’ primary job is to promote sports within the classes and uploading regular entries into Seesaw (App) to share our thoughts and ideas about PE and to record any achievements and personal bests! 

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