We follow the National Curriculum for PE in England
At Badsey Physical Education is a fundamental part of every child’s education and development. During their time with us at Badsey, all children are given access to high quality PE provision and exposure to a broad range of sports. We take seriously our duty to develop a love of physical activity in all children, regardless of ability, alongside a responsibility to educate children on the importance of good physical health.
Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self esteem are the forefront of our PE delivery. Children in EYFS and KS1 develop the fundamental skills such as aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement. In KS2 children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of invasion games such as football, netball, tag rugby and hockey. These skills are also transferable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders, together with net games such as tennis. Gymnastics and Dance also form an important part of the curriculum at Badsey, as well as opportunities to try a variety of sports ranging from Dodgeball to Cycling.
Inclusion is a huge part of our PE offer at Badsey - we have a real mentality of trying to 'say yes' to as much as we possibly can. We are delighted to be the first First School in Worcestershire to earn the School Games Sports Mark Platinum award!
Discover more about our PE Curriculum at Badsey from the documents below:
Underpinning much of the delivery of Physical Education at Badsey sits Real PE. Fully aligned to the National Curriculum and requirements from Ofsted, Real PE focusses on development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique approach to teaching and learning in PE. The unique values led approach - Physical, Social, Healthy, Creative, Cognitive, Health & Fitness and Applying Physical - provides an opportunity for every child to flourish regardless of ability. At Badsey, Real PE is used from EYFS through to Year 5 to enhance our PE offer - with timetables set out to cover one Real PE lesson a week and one traditional PE lesson a week.
Physical Development in the Early Years
Physical Development, as opposed to Physical Education, is a core component of the Early Years curriculum - with a focus on both fine and gross motor development throughout the year. Gross motor development begins by concentrating on the fundamentals of balance, coordination and movement. Cooperation is also an early and important element of this curriculum - teaching children about the importance of team mates as early as we can. By the end of their time in the Early Years, pupils will have mastered a range of agility movements which they can apply to large equipment and dance, as well as mastering the beginnings of ball skills and throwing and catching. Children as young as Reception will understand what it feels like to be truly active and out of breath! Beyond their Real PE lessons, Reception pupils visit the Forest School once a week to develop their cooperation and coordination skills in a different environment.
PE in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2)
Mastering the fundamentals is the main aim of PE in Key Stage 1 at Badsey. Children are taught to further develop their basic movements, coordination, stamina and core strength. These fundamentals are brought together in the full range of Real PE units as well as further lessons focusing on application of running, jumping, throwing and catching in a range of activities. In both Year 1 and Year 2, children spend time exploring the large gym apparatus and learn a dance.
PE in Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4 and 5)
Swimming is introduced as part of the PE curriculum in Key Stage 2, with all children undertaking a ten week unit of swimming over the course of the academic year. Real PE lessons continue throughout this key stage. The curriculum develops through Years 3, 4 and 5 to focus on application of skills in more familiar sporting scenarios such as competitive games of hockey, football, tennis and cricket. By the end of Year 5, all children will have had many opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge & understanding in a full range of invasion games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics and dance. Badsey pupils become empathetic team mates as well as develop an understanding of the single-mindedness needed for professional athletes to succeed.
Parent Advisory Group quote 2022: Competitiveness balanced with respectfulness is an essential part of PE development. Sportspersonship, teamwork, individual achievement, healthy and balanced lifestyles and exposing children to sports they might not have chances to do beyond school are all so important.
As a small school, we do our best to offer a range of extra-curricular sporting activities, beyond what is on offer in the mandatory curriculum. Some of these activities are provided by the school for free, whereas others are run by private companies on our site and may charge a fee. Our before and after school offer over the last three academic years, hosted by Badsey staff, includes:
Football Club, Netball Club, Cricket Club, Athletics Club, Hockey Club, Bat and Ball Club, Multi-skills, Dodgeball, Yoga, Running Club and Rounders Club.
Recent additional clubs hosted at Badsey include