Brampton Primary School recognises and values the importance of Physical Education (P.E). PE at Brampton Primary School aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:
• develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
• are physically active for sustained periods of time
• engage in competitive sports and non-competitive activities
• lead healthy, active lives
It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as tolerance, fairness and respect. Through enrichment activities such as sporting festivals and intra-school competitions, we aim to raise the profile of PE and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with. Our PE curriculum shows clear progression structure from Reception to Year 6. This progression of skills has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum.
Additionally, an imperative element of the curriculum at Brampton shows a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
- PE at Brampton Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
- The curriculum map 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.
- Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term.
- Children are invited to take part in termly, non-competitive sporting festivals at the local secondary school. These festivals give the children the opportunity to take part in sporting activities they wouldn’t usually have access to and meet with their peers from other local primary schools.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
- Each year a small group of Year 6 children are invited to become Lunchtime Play Leaders for the school. They develop into role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time activities and our annual Sports day.
- Children in year 4 have the opportunity to visit Dukes House Wood to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity, Year 5 children participate in orienteering activities locally at Talkin Tarn and year 6 children visit Hawse End in the Lake District to engage in outdoor and adventurous activities such as kayaking, ghyll scrambling and much more. All of these enrichment opportunities for experiential learning develop lifelong skills in the children at Brampton Primary School.
- Children in years 3, 4 and 5 attend swimming once a week for 10 weeks throughout the year. We repeat the 10-week course in year 6 for any children that are still unable to swim. During this time, children complete a lesson on water safety skills too.
The implementation of this curriculum ensures that when children leave Brampton Primary School, they are motivated to participate in a variety of different sports and keen to maintain some level of lifelong activity. Our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. Our pupils make good progress in PE and we equip our children with the necessary skills to develop a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.