PE and Games
At Bapchild and Tonge CE Primary School and Nursery, Physical Education is rooted in our curriculum and we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, providing the skills to bear fruits for sporting success. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. We aspire for children to adopt a positive ‘can-do approach’ and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience, which is demonstrated in lessons. At Bapchild and Tonge, we offer a dynamic and varied program of activity to ensure that all children progress through a unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children, not just by the sporting skills taught, but with the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Through the use of key vocabulary across each sport, the children become confident in understanding the rules and equipment, which is built upon each year. We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to be successful and have the skills to evaluate their own and others performances for the future. All children participate in competitive sport which can be against themselves and/or others. Allowing these opportunities for competitive sport, enables the children to build on their communication and collaboration skills, which can be used across all subjects. We encourage children to transfer the school values and promises to sporting and physical activity, ensuring that they aim to be the very best that they can be whilst demonstrating the school curriculum vision. We aim for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and to be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives. Thus, embedding life-long values.
PE at Bapchild and Tonge provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including: invasion games, net & wall games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics, dance, health and fitness, outdoor and adventure and swimming.
• The whole Year 3 class take part in swimming lessons during Terms 5 and 6.
• Pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons each week, covering one or two different sports/ skills focuses each half term. These sports are built on in a cycle every two years, so they are able to progress in their skills and vocabulary.
• Pupils are critically-thinking during lessons when posed with questions about how to improve their sporting performance. They have plenty of opportunities to demonstrate their skills and provide feedback on their own and others’ performances.
• The Long-Term planning for each class sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. This is tracked by the PE Leader and used as handover for transition at the end of the academic year so that the new class teacher is aware of what the class has already been taught and to identify any areas that need further development.
• All staff can access the Long-Term, Medium-Term and weekly individual planning documents, as well as, half termly assessments for each class throughout the academic year.
• Teachers use and adapt planning/resources to best suit the class provision. Sports taught over a two year cycle to ensure there are a wide range of sports and progression is built on.
• Children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. We provide inclusive and enjoyable clubs which increases children’s physical activity. Clubs are offered to both KS1 and KS2 children, occasionally Foundation Stage too.
• Active travel is encouraged, and we take part in Bikeability, the Big Pedal and Walk to School Week events.
• Children are encouraged to stay active at break times and can access a variety of equipment to use.
• All Year 6 children can become Play Leaders for the school. The Play Leaders develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with and organising games at break times.
• Interhouse and Sports Day events are included in the school calendar termly/annually to allow each and every child to represent their house colour, demonstrate their physical skills, be part of a team and take part in competitive sport.
• Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events and festivals within the local area and beyond. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental health and well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by children.
• Opportunities to take part in national and international sporting initiatives, including International Women’s Day football tournaments with England Football and Barclay’s to increase girls opportunities in sport. This also allows the topic of inequality in sport across the world to be discussed.
At Bapchild and Tonge CE (Aided) Primary School and Nursery, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement and achieve their personal best. The pupils learn about global issues with inequality in sport and understand that anyone, no matter race, gender or ability is able to take part in sport. Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise through discussions in PE lessons and science. The children will feedback what changes they can see/feel in their body at any given opportunity so they directly understand what a difference exercising can make. We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity, which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school. Pupils receive sports awards for achievements both in and outside school, which are shared in worships to promote sporting activities and staying active. In addition, trophies/cups are provided after sporting competitions, such as interhouse, to reward the children for working well as a team and demonstrating resilience, as well as excellent sporting skills. Children can represent the school at sporting events from local to county level. We aim for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills to competently swim at least 25m and have the skills to self-rescue in the water which are key life skills.
PE Long Term Plan
PE Progression Document
Thursday 13th July 2023 - Years 5 and 6 Rounders Tournament
A huge well done to our two mixed Year 5 and 6 teams, who did incredibly well at Highsted today playing against a number of different primary schools. Bapchild showed fantastic sportsmanship and excellent rounders skills as they took part in various games. Well done to everyone who took part!
International Women's Day - Wednesday 8th March 2023
To celebrate International Women's Day, the biggest EVER football session happened across England, organised by the England Football association and Barclays. Their aim was to get as many girls as possible involved in football, with the long-term goal of providing girls with equal access to sporting opportunities. Schools all over the country got their girls involved in football for the day, as part of the #LetGirlsPlay initiative. All girls form Nursery to Year 6 took part in mini-football games throughout the day and had the chance to get active! It was a huge success and was wonderful to see so many girls enjoying the sport!