At Buckingham Park Church of England Primary School it is important that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, built on a clear Christian foundation and rooted in Christian values. We aim to provide the highest quality all round education, for each and every child, in partnership with parents, within the context of a Christian community. In short, ‘Excellence, through God who strengthens us’.
All school policies are therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure. The school has a set of values that are based on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. These are a means of promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn. These values are displayed below and permeate everything we do:
We are kind, helpful and polite We do our best We are honest We share We are peacemakers We forgive others We take care of everything, and everyone
At Buckingham Park we want our children to be physically active and technically able. We strive for excellence in our approach and performance in Physical Education. PE is an essential subject at our school which promotes skill, physical health and self-confidence. It is vital to promote a positive attitude towards a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age. PE allows pupils to develop their knowledge of the body and enables students to compete, whilst developing tactical awareness. Buckingham Park’s school values are inherently promoted within PE lessons, as is the important life skill of team work. Through PE children can demonstrate a range of talents that cannot be showcased within the classroom. We ensure all individuals are able to feel challenged and inspired in their PE learning. Pupils are able to develop a growth mindset by challenging themselves and setting new personal goals. In addition, pupils are able to plan, perform and evaluate their work, which are valuable transferable skills. At Buckingham Park we believe it is crucial to ensure students receive an engaging, quality and broad PE experience so that individuals can be involved in lifelong physical activity.
Our aims in teaching PE:
To ensure children are safe, confident and enjoy physical activity
To develop physical fitness, stamina and strength
To develop coordination skills and sporting technique
To develop tactical awareness and strategic planning
To develop links between planning, performing and self-evaluating
To demonstrate a sense of fair play and sportsmanship
To work collaboratively and successfully as a part of team
To motivate and maintain a lifelong interest in physical activity and heathy living
All children will first and foremost experience quality teaching delivered consistently from The PE Hub. Inclusion through PE is viewed as essential at Buckingham Park. Any children with identified SEND or in receipt of pupil premium funding may receive additional to and different from their peers (if appropriate) in order to access lessons dependent upon their needs. As well as this, The PE Hub provides excellent planning to support teachers to enable children to reach their full potential. Where barriers to learning are identified for whatever reason, a team approach led by the class staff is provided and supported by the PE lead.
Long Term whole school overview:
Overview by year group
Our Reception lesson plans to encourage our youngest learners to develop their agility, balance and coordination in fun team based activities in dance, gymnastics and physical literacy. All our lessons at this level support the Early Years Framework for Reception and Foundation Stage.
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In Year 1, we introduce the elements of competitive sports in a way that’s fun and supportive. Our pupils take part in activities in gymnastics and dance which they can reflect on performances and suggest improvements. They will also be introduced to principles of invasion games such as simplified netball to prepare them for more organised play at Key Stage 2. Finally, they will extend their understanding of how activity contributes to health and enjoyment.
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In Year 2 PE lesson plans build on from Year 1 concepts, with more development activities for coordination, agility and balance, as well as preparing pupils further for games like rounders, cricket and netball that will be experienced in Key Stage 2. Children will develop striking and fielding skills for ball games and explore more complex movement patterns in dance and gymnastics.
Lessons for Year 2 will include more emphasis on evaluating form and identifying ways to improve one’s own performance or make suggestions for improvement to others. Children will also be able to explain the principles of a healthy lifestyle and the role physical activity plays in keeping people healthy.
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In our PE lessons plans for Year 3, pupils are introduced to formal games like football, cricket, rounders and netball. This is done through fun supportive activities that teach rules, skills and simple game-play tactics, such as defending as a team. Pupils extend their abilities in dance and gymnastics to include observing and reflecting on their own and others’ performances. In addition to formal games, units include plenty of opportunities to help build our pupils’ overall fitness through additional agility and flexibility activities.
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In our PE lesson plans for Year 4, pupils advance their experience and skills in formal games, including football, hockey, racquet sports and more. Alongside skills development, pupils begin to take greater ownership of their performances by judging their techniques, measuring times and distances, and recognising rules violations such as footwork fouls in netball.
They also have the regular opportunities to compete against others as well as set and pursue goals for themselves. In OAA, children will participate in trust games get to grips with fundamentals of orienteering: map-reading and using a compass. We also introduce tag rugby through a fun, safe skills development progression.
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In our Year 5 PE lesson plans, pupils extend their understanding of games and fitness to include complex skills and tactics. Through fun, engaging activities, our pupils learn to apply more sophisticated, organised approaches to attacking and defending.
Pupils will develop their fitness with suitable activities for improving flexibility and strength, as well as improving confidence and stamina in athletics and gymnastics. Pupils will begin to understand how strength, flexibility and other principles of fitness apply to different games.
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Our lesson plans for Year 6 encourage pupils to become active, self-evaluating participants in whatever game or activity they undertake. We guide pupils through achievable target-setting exercises, help them develop an understanding of how to judge their current performance or skill level, help them develop plans to improve. Pupils work on developing fluent technique, recording distance and time data, and comparing and contrasting performances in a constructive manner with others.
At this level, lesson plans assume pupils have a more sophisticated understanding of rules and laws for games and activities. They will be encouraged to communicate and collaborate with others to achieve goals and solve problems through their lessons.
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Contribution of PE to teaching in other curriculum areas:
English Links between PE and English include: sequence writing, instructions, planning, peer assessments, speaking and listening.
Maths Links between PE and Mathematics include: measure, shape, space, number, sequences, angles, position and movement, rotation and time.
Science We recognise that physical activity is an element of healthy lifestyles and promotes healthy eating to help challenge child obesity. These messages are shared in clubs and lessons with all age groups.
ICT Videos of professional athletes and trainers are used to help demonstrate and develop good technique.
PSHE PSHE and PE links include following rules, living healthily, co-operating and understanding fairness and equality. Christian Values Through sport pupils are taught the values of trust, respect, honesty and perseverance.
Sports Week In addition to the learning linked to the National curriculum the whole school participates in National Sports Week. This is a national programme to raise awareness, spark enthusiasm and celebrate sport. At Buckingham Park this allows all pupils to come off-timetable and experience areas of sport that may not form part of the usual school curriculum. It also gives us the opportunity to engage and involve the wider school community, in particular parents. We are able to bring in specialist sports coaches to deliver exciting sessions. This exposes children to wider sports and aims to promote sport and exercise outside of school for children.
In order to truly appreciate the intended vision for our curriculum, you must come in, to immerse and experience this for yourselves.
Assessment for Learning is fundamental to raising standards and enabling children to reach their potential. At Buckingham Park we use the PE Hub to facilitate assessing a child’s progress in PE. Each half term, two PE units are delivered. With these two PE units, teachers aim to asses pupils on the development of their ‘Head’ (the thinker), ‘Hand’ (the physical) and ‘Heart’ (behaviour changer). ‘Head’, assesses a pupil’s confidence, creativity, decision-making and deep understanding. ‘Hand’, relates to physical activity, growth and competency. ‘Heart’ refers to social and emotional development, values, healthy lifestyle and engagement. All of these assessment strands are adapted appropriately to each PE unit, allowing teachers to provide a consistent formative approach to assessing pupil progress. Teachers will assess each student against related strands. ‘All, ‘Most or ‘Some’ will be used to assist assessment. If a child is in the category of ‘some’, that means that the child is one of a few who has excelled and is able to competently perform across each of the strands for that sporting unit. If the child falls into the category of ‘Most’, this means that the student has been able to achieve the majority of the strands. If the child falls into ‘All’, this means that the child has been able to achieve a few of the basic strands. At the end of the academic year, teachers have an overall picture of progress and attainment in PE at Buckingham Park.
The PE leader’s role is to empower colleagues to teach PE to a high standard and support staff in numerous ways. The PE lead will keep up to date on current issues and pass on relevant information to assist teaching practice. S/he will demonstrate knowledge of quality PE and apply this understanding through modelling lessons and provide teaching advice to colleagues. The lead of PE will monitor expectations, provision and attainment across the school – providing feedback in order to raise standards. Equipment will be managed well, ensuring staff and children are well resourced for their practical lessons. The PE lead will also provide an annual summary report to the Headteacher in which s/he evaluates strengths and weaknesses in PE and indicates areas for further improvement.
Other information on PE
Swimming Currently, our Year 4 students spend the year swimming, once at week at Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre. We aim for as many children as possible to leave year 4 (and primary school) swimming at least 25m.
Further aims and expectations include: -To swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a sustained period -To use a range of strokes effectively, including: front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke -To perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations Swimwear expectations: -Goggles -Hat -Swimsuit or trunks -Towel
PE Uniform All children are expected to participate in PE with the following sportswear: - White T-shirt with school logo - Navy blue shorts - Traditional black plimsolls - Navy blue track suit (optional but recommended for winter PE lessons) - Drawstring bag for PE kit (available with school logo)
Jewellery is unsuitable for school and sports as it may cause injury to wearers and others. Earrings, of any kind, will not be worn. Long hair should always be tied back neatly with a simple bobble, scrunchy or alive band in school colours) jade green or navy blue). Hair should be worn in a style appropriate for the varied activities of the school day and colours should be avoided. A navy or dark-blue, plain headscarf (hijab) in the short fitted children’s style (with no pins) may be worn.