Physical Education (PE)
During their time at Binfield C.E. Primary School (V.A.) we aim for all pupils to experience being and developing the characteristics needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. In PE we aim to develop the children’s agility, balance and co-ordination. Children take part in activities which help develop their personal, social, cognitive and creative skills as well as their ability to apply their physical skills and increase their knowledge and understanding of health and fitness.
Children are introduced to a variety of dance, gymnastics, games and athletic activities. We have a fully equipped hall and a dance studio. Outside we use the playground and the playing fields. The adventure trail is also used to develop balance, agility, confidence and fun.
In PE, we use Create Developments REAL PE alongside the Chris Quigley milestones, to support teaching PE progressively, and building knowledge and skills across and within year groups. It is designed to support specialist and non-specialist teachers in their planning. Throughout the term, the lessons are based on developing skills and then progress on using the skills within games and sports. Children are provided with a balanced, stimulating and challenging programme of learning experiences.
From a young age, children are taught multi skills to improve their agility, balance and co-ordination and they do this through songs, stories and games. Children have intra school competitions during their games’ lessons, as they learn the new skills. They are encouraged to self–evaluate their skills against their own personal best. Children also have the opportunity to develop their skills outside of school and take part in sports festivals with other local primary schools, including multi skills, skipping and tri golf.
As the children progress with these skills they take part in more specific sports such as Netball, Football, Hockey, Rounders and Athletics. As well as intra competition during games lessons, children have the opportunity to represent the school at inter school sport competitions and, when successful, county competitions.
There are many before and after school clubs provided by the school and children often get the opportunity to be part of the school team. Some of these clubs lead to matches in the school league, inter-school or county competitions. Sport as an extra-curricular activity is very popular with children here at Binfield CE Primary School (VA).
Competition, both within the school day and through our extra-curricular provision, is a key element of sport at Binfield. This has an important role to play in allowing children to test skills acquired during lessons, develop teamwork and to understand how to produce a performance when required. Additionally, this provides the opportunity to challenge and extend our most able athletes within our provision for Gifted and Talented children in all areas of the curriculum.
Participation in our sports teams is achieved on merit and offered to those children who show advanced skills and aptitudes in the relevant sports. The school makes its team selections on the best available information, which may include performance during PE lessons as well as squad sessions and trials where appropriate. As a result, it is therefore possible for children to be picked for more than one event or team.
This subject is co-ordinated by Hannah Ridnell, with support from Paul Gooch.
This page was updated on 2nd April 2020