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Physical Education Overview 2017-18

At Bottesford CE Primary School we believe that Physical Education, within a safe and supportive environment, contributes significantly to pupils’ overall physical and emotional development. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum with progressive learning objectives, delivered through a variety of teaching strategies. This in turn provides stimulating, enjoyable and challenging learning experiences for all pupils. All children are able to enjoy success and be motivated to further develop to their individual potential.

Running in accordance with The National Curriculum 2014 for Physical Education, the aims of PE in our school are:
• Enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination
• Encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations
• Develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities
• Increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance
• Teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise
• Develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination
• Develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
• Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
• Enable pupils to be physically active for sustained periods of time
• Engage pupils in competitive sports and activities across the school
• Teach pupil the importance in leading healthy and active lives.


Swimming at Bottesford CE Primary

For a number of years pupils at Bottesford Primary School have participated in school swimming whilst they are in Year 3. By the end of the term of swimming, only 50% of pupils are able to meet the KS2 national curriculum requirement of being able to swim 25m with a recognisable stroke.

Therefore we have decided to change the year group swimming to Year 5 as we believe there would be a higher percentage success rate of pupils who would be able to learn to swim 25m. Another reason for this change is that in Year 5 the pupils will be more able to cope with the physical demands of the swimming curriculum and be more likely to reach the end of KS2 national expectations. The change of year group to Year 5 would take effect in Autumn 2020

Water safety will continue to be taught across the school as part of our assembly programme and PSHCE curriculum as this is vital in keeping all pupils safe near water and alerting them to potential hazards, particularly when near open water.


Having surveyed the current 2017-18 Year 6 group of pupils, 74% of them are able to swim 25m or have obtained a 25m swimming certificate through swimming sessions outside of school.




Other news:

Click here to see our amazing Year 3 and 4 Tennis team's County Finals success for 2017-18

Click here to see our amazing Girls Teams' treble title winning success from 2016-17 academic year.