Physical Education is a beautiful opportunity to develop the whole child. Children are entitled to a rich, broad and balanced PE curriculum. Through PE, children should develop behaviour and attitudes that will benefit them throughout school life and beyond.
• experience a broad range of activities through curriculum PE time, including gymnastics, dance, games, outdoor education, athletics, and swimming.
• Know how to stay fit, healthy, and active and enjoy doing so, choosing to engage in physical activity and sport in their own time.
• Learn to win and lose, support others and be supported, showing sportsmanship and good character.
• Work as part of a team towards a common goal as well as individually improving their performance.
• Be allowed to be creative in a range of activities.
• Play competitively, respecting officials and other players.
• Develop spiritually, morally and culturally through diverse activities and opportunities.
Quality physical Education can develop the whole child:
• Strengthening thinking and decision-making skills
• Building and increasing confidence and self-esteem
• Developing character and resilience
• Enhancing their commitment and desire to improve
• Allowing opportunities for enjoyment, fun and to be free-spirited
• Fostering feelings of safety and security
The teaching of PE is carried out by our own in house specialist across all year groups from EYFS to Year 6. This enables the building of relationships with all children across the school and give a deeper understanding of the progression within the subject. In our PE lessons we ensure all children can access the scheme of work by differentiating the lessons to suit all needs and adapting lessons for children with physical disabilities. Children who attend our nurture unit are given the opportunity to join in with PE lessons through a period of transition and tailored activities.
In addition to the PE lessons taught, we offer extra-curricular activities to all pupils that further enhance the teaching carried out in PE lessons. These include table tennis, cricket, netball, football, dodgeball, gymnastics, dance, chess and multi skills.
We offer all children across the year groups, the opportunity to represent the school at different sporting events and competitions in collaboration with the Local Authority and other sporting bodies such as Warwickshire Cricket and Moseley Rugby Club. We hold our own inter school competitions such as a table tennis tournament and a football league which continues across the year. Children take part in weekly matches against other schools at our local sports centre and compete against each other for the end of year awards.
Additional activities that take place across the school year include bike-ability for Year 5 and scooter-ability for Year 1. This gives children more awareness of road safety and the skills needed to maintain their equipment and navigate around the local area safely.
During break times, children are given the opportunity to join in with a variety of sporting activities led by members of staff such as football, cricket, skipping and tennis. Out of school sporting achievements are celebrated in celebration worship times and we have links to dance clubs,
football teams and other sporting associations that offer extra-curricular activities which we share with parents.
Above all, the Bishop Wilson PE curriculum aims to be inclusive of all needs, abilities and interests as far as is possible in order to equip children with the life skills and a desire to maintain a healthy mind-set towards physical activity.
Coaching staff use their professional judgement to observe children over the period of a half term. They use assessment strands from The PE hub, to make a judgement based within age-related expectations, above or towards at the end of each half-term.
For the school’s approach to the assessment of PE, please see the school’s Marking, Feedback & Assessment Policy (2023).