Burford Primary School is committed to promoting the health and well being of its pupils and staff through the provision of high quality PE and sport. We seek to provide a full, varied and interesting Physical Education curriculum, which challenges, engages and excites staff and pupils. To further the education and experience of physical education for our pupils and teachers at Burford Primary, an external coach support the class teacher in teaching each class once a week. Burford Primary School believes it important to encourage leadership and promote school community. Our Year 6 young leaders are responsible for the running of breaktime activities for younger pupils. We are always looking for new ways to become involved in and promote sport – from playing sport with other schools, running a sport extra-curricular club termly, to implementing Forest School into the curriculum for all year groups. Pupils in both KS1 and KS2 are involved in numerous tournaments, festivals and competitions throughout the year. As a school, we understand the importance of healthy living outside of school as well, and we have, therefore, forged partnerships with local clubs that we can signpost children to.
How PE is taught
All classes have two PE sessions a week. All classes will be taught the same sport in each term, with the idea that the skills will progressively build with each year group. The class teacher will decide what other units will be covered in each term. All year groups will have the opportunity to participate in forest school for a term, which builds on their strength, flexibility, co-ordination, balance, and confidence. Years 4,5 and 6 will also attend swimming lessons for a term.
The school use PE Planning for high quality planning and to support the progression of skills across the school.