At Bathampton, we aim to inspire all children to fulfil their potential and for the children’s experience of PE to be a positive and motivating part of their "Learning Adventure".
PE and sport enable pupils to develop physically and demonstrate our school values by: showing respect and kindness through sportsmanship; showing resilience when developing new physical skills and overcoming challenges; thinking with creativity to solve problems in outdoor adventurous activities and team games; showing curiosity to try new physical opportunities and displaying teamwork throughout.
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The PE curriculum will support children's health, mental wellbeing, fitness and physical development; providing the foundations for lifelong activity.
Through PE, physical activity, play, competition and extra-curricular opportunities we aim for pupils to:
We strive to ensure every pupil loves to be active and understands the essential benefits that being active brings, to both their physical and mental wellbeing.
Our PE curriculum aims to provide all children with a high quality, diverse and stimulating PE offer which develops their physical, personal, social and thinking skills. Through play, PE lessons, physical activity and competition we aim for every child to feel motivated to achieve their personal best, and to gain the confidence and physical competence to be active throughout their lives. The natural environment provides an inspiring setting for children to be active and encourages them to explore, be creative and take risks alongside their peers.
Teaching and Learning
Every class has two hours of PE per week. A wide range of PE is delivered to pupils across their time at Bathampton, which focuses on developing their physical, social, thinking and personal skills. Lessons are taught by the class teacher as well as high quality external providers.
During the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One our focus is on developing the fundamental skills of balance, agility, coordination and strength. As pupils move into Key Stage Two, they are taught how to apply these in a sporting context.
We support and encourage all children to be physically active and work towards their recommended 60 minutes of moderate physical activity a day by providing active learning opportunities across the curriculum
A more detailed overview of our PE curriculum, skills progression and a copy of our learning journey can be found below.
Pupils swim at the Bath Leisure Centre for 10 sessions in Year 4. Children are taught in line with the national curriculum guidance and this can be found on the curriculum document.
At Bathampton, play is a vital part of how we learn. We are fortunate to have amazing grounds which give pupils the freedom to develop their social, physical and personal skills through play. We believe the opportunity for informal play is so important to build children’s physical competence and confidence as well as encouraging children to be more active throughout the school day.