At Belmont, Physical Education (PE) is an essential part of the curriculum, contributing to each child’s all-round healthy development and to making our School aims and values a reality. We emphasise the importance of fair play, co-operation and resilience, nurturing good sporting behaviour in individuals and team members. Children are also taught that exercise plays a significant part in the development of a healthy lifestyle.
Within the School Curriculum, all children have two hours of PE each week, with additional activities in focus weeks such as the annual Health and Fitness Week, Olympics Week in 2012, and preparation for our annual Sports Days. Additional opportunities are also provided through Enrichment Time in which children are able to opt to experience sports and physical activities not otherwise within the curriculum, such as lacrosse, cross-country running or ballet.
Children develop agility, balance and co-ordination across a range of activities. These include gymnastics, dance and games throughout the School, as well as outdoor and adventurous activity and athletics. Competitive games such as football, hockey, netball and tennis are balanced with non-competitive sports and physical activity in which children are encouraged to improve on their ‘personal best’ and to collaborate with others. The School Sports Day includes both competitive ‘track’ races and carousel ‘field’ activities which have an emphasis on personal skills and contribution to a team.
The School works in partnership with Sport Impact, making use of the PE and Sport funding provided to schools. Currently, a specialist teacher is working alongside class teachers to re-develop our PE curriculum in response to the new National Curriculum 2014 and to train staff in its delivery.
For more details of extra-curricular sessions and competitive games, please click here.
For details of the PE and Sport Premium grant and the way it is being used at Belmont, click on the links below:
Archive reports: 2013-14