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
At Bishop Wilson, we use The PE Hub, a clear and comprehensive scheme of work, to plan and deliver lessons which show progression of skills from Reception to Year 6 within the different strands of PE. Pupils are provided with opportunities to develop and build upon skills which will engage and inspire them, whilst building confidence. They are encouraged to try new techniques and become confident and competent in the use of specific equipment for a wide variety of games and activities. All pupils receive a weekly PE lesson taught by our Sports Coach who has the appropriate subject knowledge to model and inspire pupils to use a range of skills which they can practise and improve lesson by lesson. Currently, our Year 3 and Year 5 children receive weekly swimming lessons for a term and a half, taught by qualified swimming instructors at North Solihull Sports Centre.
Extra-curricular: Bishop Wilson provides a wide range of after school sports clubs. These sports clubs are open to children across the school and clubs are frequently oversubscribed. These provide opportunities for the children to participate in a range of activities and develop their skills further.
Aston Villa Foundation: Bishop Wilson is part of Aston Villa’s Primary School Sport and Education programme. The aim of the programme is to enrich our curriculum through supporting teachers and inspiring children by using the power of football and Aston Villa to unlock learning potential in unique ways.
Competition: The children have the opportunity to take part in competitive sport through our competition schedule. As a school, we subscribe to the North Solihull Sport Partnership, which provides many additional opportunities for our children; we partake in numerous competitions, leagues and festivals against other schools via this partnership.
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.