Programme of Study
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Physical Education is vital towards the growth and development of the whole child. All children benefit from regular exercise in terms of fitness and health; developing stronger muscles and bones, increased coordination, agility and balance. It is also considered to be a vital tool in the maintenance of an individuals overall well being.
At Beeches, we provide a fully inclusive and diverse PE curriculum with a focus on developing skills in areas such as gymnastics, athletics, swimming, invasion games, OAA. Throughout this curriculum, there is a focus on fundamental skills that are applicable to all sports and activities. These include running, throwing, catching and striking, travel, balance and sequencing.
Each child participates in 2 hours of Physical Education a week with the opportunity to attend our numerous extra-curricular sports clubs. These range from football, netball and cricket to dance, archery and dodgeball with many more interests catered for across the year. A range of structured sporting activities are also provided at break time and lunchtime by our supervisors, sports apprentice and school sport council. It is through these extra opportunities that children can train and be selected for a range of competitions between local schools across Birmingham. These competitions have led us to being awarded the Silver School Games Award for 2018/2019 and 2019/2020. We aim to make the jump to gold soon!
In addition, the school is committed to providing at least 30 active minutes a day. This is achieved through PE lesson time but also through providing opportunities such as Wake Up, Shake Up; Active break and lunchtimes provided by our sports council and sports apprentice; Active learning strategies in core lessons; Brain breaks and The Daily Mile. Less active children are identified by staff with Change4life Club spaces offered to them.
Beeches Junior School spends its Sports Premium funding on additional support from Central Coaching. Specialist coaches deliver their Physical Education Curriculum Support (PECS) programme with teachers and teaching assistants, up-skilling the staff and giving them the confidence to lead PE and games sessions themselves. The coaches have delivered across the curriculum and also supported extra curricular activities within their role in the school. Staff have developed so much through this programme that they have gone on to lead staff training for all staff as well as give individual mentoring support in PE and games.