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Physical Education

Through the teaching of Physical Education at Bilton Grange School we inspire all children to succeed and excel in sport (both competitive and non-competitive) and other physically demanding activities no matter what their ability. By providing a wide range of opportunities, including dance, gymnastics, games and swimming, our children will develop the confidence to support their own health and fitness and develop a love of physical activity. Physical activity not only improves health and reduces stress but also improves concentration.

“Physical Education makes every child stronger and every life longer.”

Through these sessions the children will not only build on their physical strength and skills but also work on building character, team skills, encouragement and respect of others.

Skills will carefully build upon the child’s previous knowledge with small sequential steps. Our approach is underpinned by the four curriculum drivers that are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creative Arts
  • Community

Substantive knowledge in PE

Substantive knowledge in PE is based on the children practicing and developing specific skills that can be used in a variety of disciplines, sports and games e.g.:

  • Running, jumping, throwing and catching
  • Tactics within a team game e.g. strategies for attacking and defending
  • Being able to perform specific actions, such as balances and movements
  • Being able to swim confidently and competently over 25 metres

Disciplinary knowledge in PE

Disciplinary knowledge in PE comes through opportunities for the children to choose and apply their own actions, balances, movements and skills. Once they have mastered the specific skills, they have opportunities to apply these within sports and games and therefore have to choose different strategies and the best way to approach different challenges. As they move through school, their skills and knowledge around tactics become more complex and they have to work collaboratively to make decisions. There are lots of opportunities for the children to evaluate their performances and reflect on how they will improve next time.

Read More of our Physical Education Rationale

Curriculum Sequence Provision Map

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