The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – PE.
PE at Barford St. Peter’s aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.
It is our intent at Barford St. Peter’s is to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed and excel in physical activities, keeping them healthy physically as well as mentally. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
Pupils at Barford St. Peter’s participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE and sporting activities per week. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach, where pupil premium children are actively encouraged to engage in sporting activities through extra-curricular activities. Each year we employ a sports coach (Premier Education), who runs different activities for all year groups at lunch times. All year groups also take part in the Daily Mile, where children run or jog around the playground or field during the afternoon.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Barford St. Peter’s, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.