Physical Education - "Promoting a love for physical activity and maintaining healthy, active lives."
PE sessions at Bolsover allow every child to develop their professional and social skills as well as their physical skills.
The three main categories of fundamental movement are: Agility, Balance and Coordination. The curriculum endorses creativity, collaboration and effort whilst simultaneously promoting the physical and social development of each and every child in group, partnered and paired learning.
It is our aim to offer opportunities to develop physical skills of all children as well as harbouring a life-long love of physical activity. Physical education at Bolsover inspires children to realise their full potential in sport, ensuring that children of all abilities access physical activity and sustain healthy, active lives.
At Bolsover we want every pupil to feel as though they are a member of a team, believe in their ability and potential and become as physically, socially and emotionally fit as they can be.
It is our wish that all Bolsover students will embrace these skills and transfer them across the curriculum as well as instilling determination and resilience within school, the community and the wider world.
Subject Co-ordinator and Governor
The subject co-coordinator for Physical Education in school is Mr Tom Denton, who can be contacted on 01246 822324, or via our school email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our PE and school sport nominated governor is Mr Simon Travell who can be contacted via the same contacts above.
The National Curriculum for PE states: A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should 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.
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
Key stage 2
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should 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
compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to
achieve their personal best.
Curriculum Document - what do the progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary in English look like at Bolsover?
Assessment in PE
Assessment of pupil progress in PE aims to assist pupils in understanding their own progress, aid teachers with their planning, as well as informing the school’s monitoring of progression and attainment. Therefore, children will have opportunities to assess their work in accordance with the school’s policy for self-assessment. This will accompany teachers' assessment through observations and feedback highlighted in the school's policy. This will include the ongoing assessment of independent work. Teachers should ensure that children strive to meet the skills, whilst also building up their knowledge and understanding of PE, inclusive of knowledge of unplugged learning and key vocabulary.
Careers in Sport
Careers in sports continue to grow and provide wide ranging opportunities. Our pupils could enter employment which requires various sports skills and knowledge including cooperation and team work.
The teaching and learning of sport supports careers, such as:
- Community Sports Officer
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Performance
- Sports Analysis
- Gym instructor or PT
- Physical Activity Officer