At Great Binfields, we recognise the 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 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.
Through our curriculum, pupils learn that physical activity is ‘fun’ and crucial in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle. In addition, we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities in order to build resilience and embed values such as teamwork, fairness and respect, in addition to an appreciation of honest competition and good sportsmanship.
As part of their weekly timetable, the children have the opportunity to participate in two PE lessons (one indoor and one outdoor PE session) as well as taking part in the daily mile.
Each year, WOW PE block 6 week sessions are organised for each cohort to experience a new 'Sporting Activity' led by a community coach. In some cases, this expertise really does assist our children in areas where there may be a competitive competition.
This year have experienced:
Year 1: Kiddie Konga
Year 2: Golf and Cricket
Year 3: Rugby
Year 4: Badminton
Year 5: Tennis
Year 6 have a few different individual WOW sessions throughout the year
Keeping Fit and Healthy
At Great Binfields, we promote keeping active 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 more 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
How can you build physical activity into your families lives?
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.
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.
Extra Curricular Activities:
Each Term, PE/Games activities are planned as part of our on going extra- curricular club programme. These are either at lunchtimes or are after-school activities/clubs. This term we have on offer:
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KS1 Sports Club
As outlined in our uniform guidance, Great Binfields PE kit is as follows:
*Plain black or navy shorts
*Plain white T-shirt
*Plain black or navy jogging bottoms for outdoor activities or plain black or navy tracksuit
*Plimsolls or trainers that can be securely fastened
*Long hair must be tied back for all P.E/Games activities
*Earrings must be removed on PE days