Physical Education

Mission Statement

The aim of our Physical Education programme here at the BSA is to ensure all pupils

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

We strive to develop students that have an ethos of working towards achieving a high level of personal performance. Our work is based within the HPL framework and provides working examples allowing pupils to make crucial links in their learning.

PE Programme Structure

  • Level 1 Competition: At the end of each module in-class competitions take place based on learning.

Four level 1 house competitions take place per year. All of our pupils compete in all level 1 activities.

  • Level 2 Competition: Pupils should be selected and targeted from level 1 competitions and PE lessons to attend after school PE training sessions. The PE Department provides training sessions for boys and girls in Years 3 to Year 10 throughout the year after school. These training sessions are used to further extend learning helping to prepare pupils for competitions and some are then selected fixtures against other schools.
  • Assessment; Each pupil is assessed at the start and end of each unit of work to ascertain the progress made.

Physical Education Curriculum Overview Years FS - 13

National Curriculum Strands

Foundation Stage PE

S1

S2

S3

S4

Helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, forming positive relationships and develop respect for others. To develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Develop basic locomotor skills such as running, jumping and throwing

Develop control and coordination for example through gymnastic/aesthetic actions

Understand the importance of physical activity and make healthy choices

 

Year Group

Term 1 (14 Weeks)

Term 2 

Term 3

 

Half Term 1

September 1st  – October 24th

(8 weeks)

Half Term 2

 November 3rd –  December 19th

(7 weeks)

Half Term 3

January 8th  –  February 20th

(6 weeks)

Half Term 4

 March 1st  –  April 9th

(6 weeks)

Half Term 5

 April  May

(5 weeks)

Half Term 6

 May –  June

(7 weeks)

FS1

Learning about body parts; how to use each part

(S2,S3)

Learning how to balance

(S3)

FMS: Speed and direction changes, finding space

(S2)

Small games working together -Balance and agility

(S1,S2)

Gymnastics – strength and point balances

(S3)

Dance Games/gymnastics and Swimming

(S1,S3,S4)

FS2

Learning about body parts using equipment; Jumping/landing

(S2,S3)

Learning basic travelling skills

(S2)

Dance and Games

(S1,S2,S3)

Small games including  balancing( using different body parts)

(S1,S2,S3)

Stretching with simple gymnastics/Yoga

(S3,S4)

Travelling in Gymnastics and competitions. Swimming

(S1,S2,S3,S4)

                   

 

Pre Prep Years 1-2

S1

S2

S3

S4

master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

 

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

 

Year Group

Term 1 (14 Weeks)

Term 2 

Term 3

 

Half Term 1

September  – October 

(7 weeks)

Half Term 2

November –  December

(7 weeks)

Half Term 3

January  – February

(6 weeks)

Half Term 4

 February –  March

(5 weeks)

Half Term 5

 April - May

(5 weeks)

Half Term 6

 May –  June

(7 weeks)

1

Multiskills and Swimming

(S4)

 

Multiksills

(S1/S3)

Throwing and Catching Games

(S1/S2)

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) – Athletics

(S1)

Gymnastics – Individual moves and routines

(S1/S2)

Yoga/Dance

(S1/S3)

2

Multiskills and Swimming

(S4)

 

Invasion Games – basic principles and technqiues

(S1/S2)

Multiskills

(S1)

Athletics – Multiskills Approach

(S1)

FMS Striking and fielding

(S2)

Gymnastics – paired movements and routines/Yoga

(S1/S3)

Prep School – Years 3-6

S1

S2

S3

S4

S5

S6

S7

S8

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, Rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]

perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 

take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

 

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 

Communicating, collaborating and competing with each other

use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

 

Year Group

Term 1 (14 Weeks)

Term 2 

Term 3

 

Half Term 1

September  – October 

(7 weeks)

Half Term 2

5th November – 20th December

(7 weeks)

Half Term 3

January  –  February

(6 weeks)

Half Term 4

 February –  March

(5 weeks)

Half Term 5

 April  May

(5 weeks)

Half Term 6

 May – June

(7 weeks)

3

Gymnastics (PP) and Ball Manipulation Games (ZF)

Swimming

(S8)

Throwing and catching games

Athletics – Throwing and Jumping

(S1/S3/S6)

Yoga/Team Problem Solving

(S2)

Striking games

(S6/S7)

4

Gymnastics – Group Work (PP) and Invasion Games (ZF)

Swimming

(S8)

Multiskills – Transferable skills focus

 (S2/S7)

Athletics – Running events

(S3/S6)

Yoga/Dance

(S2/S7)

 

Striking and Fielding games – focus on striking

(S3/S4)

5

Dodgeball Related Games (PP) and

Techniques of invasion games (ZF)

Swimming

S8

 Tactics of Invasion Games

(S2/S)

Athletics

(S3/S6)

Problem solving and Yoga

(S2)

 

Striking and fielding – simple game tactics

(S5)

6

Rythym Routines HRF/Dance/Gymnastics (PP)

Invasion Games (ZF)

Swimming

(S8)

Sport Education

(S2/S7/S6)

Athletics - Peer Teaching

(S3/S6)

 

Yoga

(S2)

Striking and Fielding - Cricket

(S3/S4)

             

 

Senior School Lower– Years 7-9

S1

S2

S3

S4

S5

S6

use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in direct competition through team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, Rounder’s, rugby and tennis]

develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics]

perform dances using advanced dance techniques in a range of dance styles and forms

take part in outdoor and adventurous activities which present intellectual and physical challenges and be encouraged to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group

analyse their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

take part in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

 

Year Group

Term 1 (14 Weeks)

Term 2 

Term 3

 

Half Term 1

September  – October 

(7 weeks)

Half Term 2

 November –  December

(7 weeks)

Half Term 3

January  –  February

(6 weeks)

Half Term 4

February –  March

(5 weeks)

Half Term 5

 April - May

(5 weeks)

Half Term 6

 May –  June

(7 weeks)

7

Initial Assessments

Net Games (Table Tennis/Badminton

 

Swimming

 

Techniques of ball Games

(S1)

 

 

Techniques of Ball Games

(S1)

 

 

Athletics - Technique

(S5)

 

Yoga

 

 

Cricket (B)

(S2,S3)

Dance (G)

 

8

Initial Assessments

Volleyball and Net Games

(S2)

 

Swimming

 

Sport Education

(S1)

 

Ball Games

(S1,S4,S6)

 

Athletics – analysis of performance

(S5)

 

OAA and Problem solving games

 

Striking and Fielding (B)

Gymnastics (G)

(S4)

9

Initial Assessments

Badminton and Net Games

(S2)

 

swimming

 

Tactics of ball games (Futsal/Basketball)

 (S1)

 

Invasion Games +

Young Sports Leaders (Part 1)

 

(S6)

 

HRF – Designing a fitness circuit

(S5)

 

 

Badminton and Multisports

 

Striking and Fielding (B)

Gymnastics/Dance (G)

(S1)

Senior School Higher – Year 10-13

S1

S2

S3

S4

S5

use and develop a variety of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents in team and individual games [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, Rounders, rugby and tennis]

develop their technique and improve their performance in other competitive sports [for example, athletics and gymnastics] or other physical activities [for example, dance]

take part in further outdoor and adventurous activities in a range of environments which present intellectual and physical challenges and which encourage pupils to work in a team, building on trust and developing skills to solve problems, either individually or as a group

evaluate their performances compared to previous ones and demonstrate improvement across a range of physical activities to achieve their personal best

continue to take part regularly in competitive sports and activities outside school through community links or sports clubs

 

Year Group

Term 1 (14 Weeks)

Term 2 

Term 3

 

Half Term 1

September  – October 

(7 weeks)

Half Term 2

 November –  December

(7 weeks)

Half Term 3

January  –  February

(6 weeks)

Half Term 4

 February –  March

(5 weeks)

Half Term 5

15th April 14th May

(5 weeks)

Half Term 6

15th May – 28th June

(7 weeks)

10

Volleyball/Net Games

(S1)

Invasion Games – Advanced skills and Tactics

(S1)

 

HRF Circuits - Components of fitness

(S2)

 

Athletics + Multisports

(S2,S4)

Sports Leadership (Part 2)

(S3,S4, S5)

 

Techniques of Badminton

(S1)

 

11

 

Volleyball/Net Games

(S1)

 

Invasion Games – Team tactics

(S1,S4)

 

HRF

(S2,S4)

 

Athletics + Multisports

(S2,S4)

 

Multisports

(S1,S2)

 

 

12

 

Volleyball

 (S1)

 

Organising Committee Act 1

 

Organising Committee Act 1

 

 

Organising Committee Act 1

 

 

 

 

 

13

Basketball

 (S2,S5)

 

Organising Committee Act 2

 

Organising Committee Act 2

 

 

Organising Committee Act 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Mr Kevin Peake
Head of PE

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