In line with National Curriculum guidelines the PE curriculum (KS2) at N.S.B offers opportunities for pupils to:
- become skilful and intelligent performers;
- acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts;
- learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking;
- develop their ideas in a creative way;
- set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members;
- understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success;
- respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments;
- discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities;
- make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives;
- develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.
During the key stage 2 curriculum children should enjoy being active and using their creativity and imagination in physical activity. They learn new skills, find out how to use them in different ways, and link them to make actions, phrases and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Boys have 1double games period per week and two single periods of P.E. (for 1 term swimming takes the place of P.E.).
Activities taught include rugby, soccer, cricket, swimming, athletics skills and gymnastics.
Assessment of pupil’s progress is a continuous process and direct observation is the main method of collecting evidence.
Reporting takes place at various times of the year in line with whole school policy.
Links with other curriculum areas include language and communication skills, P.S.H.E. and citizenship.
Individual support takes place according to the needs of the students and differentiation may occur through tasks chosen, outcome expected, level of support given and type of equipment used.
The curriculum is extended and enriched by encouraging pupils to;
- Practise skills at breaks, lunchtimes and at home
- Take part in school sport either competitively or recreationally
- Take part in sport at home and in the community.
- Join clubs in the community and to use local facilities
- Watch live and recorded sport to appreciate high quality performance.