PE at Blair Peach
Blair Peach is committed to delivering fun, active, dynamic lessons with an emphasis on learning through a range of physical activities, competition, assessment for learning, and assisting pupils to understand and live a healthy active lifestyle.
Pupils are assessed by a range of methods throughout the term. This data is constantly used to monitor the quality of teaching and measuring its impact on pupils’ learning and progress. Consequently, allowing teachers to take decisive to ensure optimal learning to understand the children holistically.
Challenge is very important, Blair Peach Primary School ensures all PE lessons are well differentiated for all abilities and all pupils are challenged to achieve their very best. Lessons are there to build on what the pupils of all abilities already know, understand and can do. The teacher then identifies what pupils need to do next in order to improve. Quite simply, pupils will always be asked to discuss what aspects within the success criteria they can do, with the aim of working on what they can’t do, finally, pupils will express what they have learnt and what they need to work on next.
Blair Peach understand the benefits of active children and the impact on their academic progress. Children take part in the daily mile initiative and keep active in the classrooms. Blair Peach Primary School always teaches in depth all disciplines of the curriculum. Our children get an opportunity to have swimming lessons in Year 4, as part of the National Curriculum. Pupils who show great progression or ability will be offered the chance to take part in a high standard of competitive sport in association with the Featherstone School Sport Partnership.
Competition is an important aspect of PE and sport. Pupils regularly engage in competitive sport in and out of school. In school, they are expected to follow, apply and enforce the rules of a particular game, being able to demonstrate our school values. We offer a range of after-school clubs for children to develop their love of sport and keep active. These clubs are offered by staff and external providers.
Finally, Blair Peach Primary School believes in the importance of communicating to parents and carers the importance of an active healthy lifestyle.