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This week, we have worked on our football and tag rugby skills in a bid to keep warm in the arctic temperatures!  
The older children practised their tagging, dodging, throwing and catching before a quick pancake break followed by a tag rugby game.

The younger children practised their dribbling skills; keeping the ball close to their feet, looking up and weaving in and out of each other, before a pancake refuel!  They then put their skills into a small game of football.  
It was great to have the children outside being active, learning new skills and having fun! 

Physical Education

Aims of the Subject 

• To apply and develop running, jumping, throwing and catching skills

• To develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

• To perform dances

• To participate in team games in KS1 and to play competitive games, using basic principles for attacking and defending in KS2

• To understand how to compare and improve performances and to evaluate and recognise their own success

• To swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

• To use a range of strokes effectively

• To perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

 Curriculum overview 

Brize Norton 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 alike. Brize Norton Primary School values the importance of young leaders and Year 6 children are responsible for the running of lunchtime activities for younger pupils. We are always looking for new ways to become involved in and promote sport – from playing sport with other schools 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. In exchange, some of these clubs come into our school and run free fun and exciting sports sessions that the children enjoy and teachers learn from.

How PE is taught

We have adopted a progressive approach to our PE teaching.  All classes will have the same focus for Games each term with the idea that the children will all be working towards the same goals.  In order to play football or netball, you need to master basic movement (including running, jumping and catching), develop balance, agility and co-ordination and begin to apply these in game situations.  By KS2, the children will continue to build on these skills and begin to play competitive games.

Every year group has the opportunity to attend Forest School for at least half a term which builds on their strength, flexibility, co-ordination, balance and confidence.

 What the children say 

‘PE is lots of fun. You learn new things, like rugby; I didn’t know how to play it before, but now I’m getting the hang of it.’

‘I liked the football tournament that we went to. We didn’t win, but it was lots of fun.’

‘I enjoyed the Haka dance that we did at Burford Secondary School. It was really interesting to see what dances other countries do.’

‘I like the swimming gala. I’m not great at football, but – at the swimming gala – I came first!’

Topics 2020 - 21

Year 1/2 class

Autumn: Hockey, football, dance, gymnastics

Spring: Netball, tennis, dance gymnastics

Summer: Forest School, rounders, athletics

Year 2/3 class

Autumn: Forest School, hockey, football

Spring: Swimming (Y3). Dance and gymnastics (Y2). Netball and tag rugby (all)

Summer: Tennis, cricket, athletics, rounders

Year 4 - 6

Autumn: Swimming or Dance/ Gymnastics; Hockey; Football

Spring: Forest School; Gymnastics; Netball; Tag Rugby

Summer: Tennis, cricket, athletics, rounders