Our mission is to provide high quality physical education and school sport.
We promote enjoyment, confidence and positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle now in the hope that our children will continue taking part in physical activity throughout their lives. We want to enable all abilities to acquire new knowledge and skills in PE that they are confident to use and that lead to strong mental, emotional, social and physical well-being.
Our curriculum aims to enable, develop and challenge children’s abilities in a range of physical activities and sports.
We aim to help them to develop their personal fitness and a healthy sense of competition and also learn important life skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, organisation, honesty, perseverance, resilience and fair play through the disciplines and British Values that PE promotes.
PE is taught at Badby as an area of learning in its own right as well as integrated where possible with other curriculum areas (Active Maths). Every class across the school are undertaking two sessions of PE per week which contribute to 30 active minutes. Each class completes one Real PE lesson per week which focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. One unit of REAL PE is covered per term: Creativity, cognitive skills, health and fitness, physical skills, social and personal skills. The other lesson is based on developing team games, focusing on attacking and defending, dance and gymnastics within Key Stage 1 and moving onto more sport specific lessons and competitive games within Key Stage 2 (Gymnastics, dance and swimming are included too.)
Children in Y6 swim for 5 weeks in Autumn 1, Year 5 swim for 6 weeks in Autumn 2, Y4 swim for 6 weeks in Spring 1, followed by Year 3 in Spring 2. Non swimmers in KS2 are offered catch up swimming lessons towards the end of the academic year.
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.
Each year a small group of Year 5 children (8) are invited to become Sports Crew 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 and continue to lead activities when they are in Y6.
All of our PE lessons are taught by an experienced sports coach or experienced teachers.
Our lessons ensure that children:
Have fun and experience success in sport
Feel challenged and can develop their own challenges.
Develop good sporting attitudes
Understand the basic rules of different sports.
Experience positive and healthy competition
Learn in a safe environment
Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active.
Have the opportunity to become leaders.
Competitive sport is a huge part of life at Badby. We provide opportunities for children to compete in many different sports throughout the year which help build character and embed values such as fairness and respect. We promote the School Game Values : Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork and our children are recognised and rewarded for demonstrating these values.
Children across the school, especially in Key Stage Two, are given the opportunity to take part in internal and external competitions 2-3 times a term. KS1 have the opportunity to experience and attend skills festivals in a variety of different sports so they are prepared for KS2.
PE and sporting activities are inclusive at Badby, where every child has the opportunity to perform and compete. We enter as many SEND events as possible and aim to take the maximum number of children to each event in order to provide opportunities for all.
External coaches, local clubs and organisations and experienced teaching staff support the PE curriculum and to enrich the pupil’s sporting experience.
PE is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. At Badby, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities within after school clubs and external competitions help to develop good sportsmanship and teamwork.
The School Games Mark.
The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Badby were awarded the Gold award in summer 2019, 2020 and 2021.