Our PE lessons are planned using the Get Set 4 PE platform, which aligns with our core values, our whole child approach to PE and the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. Get Set 4 PE is planned so that progression is built into the scheme which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.
Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We listen to our children wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children’s well-being. We have strong links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure the children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.
At Beech Hill School we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education. The aim of our PE programme is to develop children’s basic physical competencies, build confidence in their ability and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. PE lessons encourage children to compete against themselves and others whilst being challenged to improve their physical, social, emotional and thinking skills. These skills are embedded in the heart of our planning.
Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure 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 activitie
- Lead healthy, active lives
During the school day, we encourage our children to be physically active for 30 minutes a day. We encourage this through the utilisation of adults at breaks and lunchtimes to engage children and specific target groups in exercise and physical activities. We are also very lucky to be able to offer children opportunities to use apparatus such as the trim trail and roktagon.
We also work closely with Deanfield Community Primary School and other schools within our trust to host competitions throughout the year to develop friendly competition between both schools. In the Summer Term, we hold a Trust Sports Day with Deanfield Community Primary School where parents from both schools attend. It is a fantastic event that promotes community cohesion.
Cultural Capital in Physical Education
‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’
Ofsted School Inspection Handbook 2019
Cultural Capital at Beech Hill is something we are passionate about throughout all subjects. We aim to provide as many children as possible the opportunity to compete for the school in a range of competitions which include cross country, football, netball, hockey, tag-rugby, athletics, dance, and gymnastics. This helps to develop their social, leadership and team-work skills, as well as boosting their self-confidence.
Year 6 and Year 2 take part in overnight residentials at Nell Bank and at Robin Wood. Children in Year 2 develop their social and interpersonal skills by taking part in a range of activities. In Year 6, children develop their OAA skills by taking part in a range of activities including rock climbing, abseiling, map reading and orienteering.