At Great Binfields, we recognise the huge role that PE has to play in promoting a long-term healthy lifestyle which is both enjoyable and fulfilling. We aim to provide a rich and diverse physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed in sport and other physically demanding activities. We are super excited to announce that we are enhancing our curriculum (from Autumn 2021) by introducing Real PE to GBP. We want to provide opportunities for our pupils to become confident and physically literate in a way, which supports their wellbeing, both now and in the future and we believe Real PE excels at this.
At Great Binfields Primary School we are passionate about ensuring every child has the skills necessary to achieve in PE, sport and life through teaching children the physical literacy and emotional thinking skills they’ll need. This unique and child-centred approach is achieved through a mixture of REAL PE and our GBP curriculum. The REAL PE approach enlightens our curriculum by focusing on Fundamental Movement skills and 5 PE cogs: physical, social, cognitive, personal and creative. Each term, we focus on a different cog. During our outdoor sessions, we also focus on sports specific learning too which is then linked to our school’s termly intra-competitions. Our Indoor PE sessions are linked with Real Dance and Real Gym.
We hold our 2 annual Sports' days in June each year. Our first Sports' Day is a competitive event day. Here the children run and hurdle over a given distance. They have two set throwing events and a jumping event. The aim is to win points for their team colour - Red, Green, Yellow and Blue.
This is organised as Key stage 1 in the morning and Key Stage 2 in the afternoon. Parents /Carers and their wider family are welcome to come and cheer the children on during the Friday competitive events.
Our second Sports' Day, the following Monday is organised in House Teams, where the children work as a team to complete set challenges such as an obstacle race, hockey dribble, netball shoot, sack race and the dressing up race.
The overall team colour winner is announced at the end of the second day and the shield is engraved to mark the success.
There are two Sports Leaders in each class and their role is to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles. They lead warm ups as well as demonstrate during PE sessions. They also act as sporting role models for their peers in addition to helping keep the school sports equipment in tip-top shape, ready for all classes to use. The Sports Leaders pictures are in each classroom and they will be wearing a black Sports Leaders badge so these children can be easily spotted. Sports leader meetings are held termly and we are already looking forward to our next one.
Keeping Fit and Healthy
At Great Binfields we promote keeping active across the curriculum. We are able to do this through active playtimes, learning breaks, use of the trim trails across school and the Daily Mile. This is because we know the vital health benefits; both physically and mentally. Below, you will find a reminder of the benefits within a leaflet written by the Association of Physical Education. The leaflet will go into further detail into how keeping active will support your childs achievement, personal development, social skills, health and emotional well-being and leadership.
Attached, are some links to videos which we use in the classroom to help keep the children active. These would be great to use at home too, to ensure the promotion of keeping fit and healthy.
Joe Wicks the Body Coach for Kids- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo
Super Movers- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Ideally, every night after dinner your family should get up and do some form of physical activity together. It could be taking a walk, playing catch, or riding bikes. It really doesn’t matter what you do as long as you are moving together. If this doesn’t work with your lifestyle, see if you can find another time of day to be active together. Try starting with 15 minutes every day.
What’s your physical outlet? Do you run, practice yoga, play tennis, walk the dog, or workout at the gym? Being an active role model for your kids is one of the best things you can do to encourage them to be active. If you aren’t very active, it’s never too late for you to start, either.
Whenever possible get kids moving instead of sitting in a car. If there is a safe route, have them walk or bike to school on a daily basis (if they’re too young to go on their own walk or bike with them). This is a great habit to get into at an early age. Don’t forget to leave lots of time to get where you are going so you don’t have to rush.
Kids who specialise early in a specific sport can get burned out and injured. It’s important to let them try lots of different things so that they can develop a wide range of skills and find out what they enjoy. With a few exceptions, most sports do not require specialisation until kids are in their early teens.
Most kids aren’t ready for competition until they are ten and up. For kids under ten, fun activities and non-competitive games keep things stress-free and allow them to have success no matter what their skill level.
It used to be that going outside was the default move for any bored child. And going outside almost guarantees some form of physical activity. These days there are a lot of distractions that can keep kids inside and occupied for hours. It’s up to us as parents to create lots of opportunities for them to play outside.
Great Binfields PE kit guidance:
As outlined in our uniform guidance, Great Binfields PE kit is as follows:
Your child should come into school wearing their PE kit on their selected PE days.