Pupils have two hours of PE timetabled per week through which we develop the six areas of activity as set out in the National Curriculum – Dance; Games; Gymnastics; Athletics; Outdoor and Adventurous activities; Swimming. We have a policy of employing highly qualified specialist coaches to ensure the highest standard of P.E. is delivered to the children who work alongside the teachers to create a wide range of rich, engaging and safe PE lessons. PE is an integral part of your child's development and we truly believe that sport and active development leads to a better quality of life whilst building the fundamentals of social interaction, communication and overall maturity.
Children in Upper Key Stage Two are given the opportunity to enjoy a three day adventure activity holiday at Derwent Hill O.A.A. centre, where they can experience a wide range of adventurous activities whilst developing their social and cultural skills.
The sports that we teach include; football, tag rugby, hockey, netball, basket ball, kwik-cricket, short tennis as well as athletics. We are passionate about introducing as many children to as many sports as possible as there is always a sport for everyone!
Throughout the school year, all pupils take part in a range of inter and extra-curricular activities and tournaments (including sports festivals) between year groups as well as other schools. We have lots of exciting tournaments within the region coming up in 2017-18 which the children will be able to access and we are determined to offer as many sporting places as we possibly can.
We really want all children to thrive in PE and sport and we love to see happy, healthy and enthusiastic children in our school!
We offer a range of sports after school clubs which you can find out more about from our school office.
In addition, SMSC or Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural values are vitally important parts of our PE lessons and physical activity in school. Please refer to the following information in regards to how your child builds their own SMSC values.
SMSC in PE at Biddick
Spiritual education involves children developing a variety of skills, e.g. performing a sequence in gymnastics, which allows the children to express their feelings and emotions as well as feeling happy with what their bodies can achieve. This happens at Biddick through a well-balanced PE curriculum where children are able to explore many activities and also take on many different roles within sport such as partner, leader or coach. The spiritual element of our PE enables children to feel the emotions that go with each role and activity. Furthermore, children are able to grow and mature through learning what their physical strengths are and, with a strong spiritual education, they are able to assess their weaknesses and develop them through quality PE. Our PE allows children to try things that they would not normally try and can benefit greatly from taking part; an opportunity to compete and challenge themselves.
Moral education in PE concerns children having the opportunity to understand how PE can influence their healthy living and lifestyle. PE highlights the advantages of health and lifestyle through team sports and health related fitness. The children are also able to understand the rules of activities and the reasons why they need to abide by them and understand what fair play is, enabling a school ethos of positive sportsmanship, teamwork and an acceptance of winning as well as defeat. Within the PE department at Biddick, children are challenged to increase their personal level of fitness and to understand the benefits of this, which is paired with some elements of cross-curricular activity. They are also taught about the importance of being healthy and activity and how this plays a role in society as a whole as we want to create a positive view towards sport and exercise. Finally, our children are encouraged to celebrate each other’s achievements when participating, taking turns and showing mutual respect between peers.
Social education involves children having the opportunity to work as a team, as well as reflect on feelings of determination, challenge, communication and, most importantly, enjoyment. Children are exercising their social skills in PE through teamwork and peer activities where they can assume the role of the sporting listener and the sporting coach. This not only is great for social and communication skills, but it builds their confidence to speak with unfamiliar children and begin to build those vital social relationships. Our social education is only strengthened due to our frequent participation across all sports and games in festivals in our local area. A few examples of social PE have been our Dance Festival for Year 2, hockey tournaments for Year 4, 5 and 6 as well as the annual international exchange sports festival that really develop the children’s social skills.
Cultural education in PE means children are given the opportunity to learn games and dances from different traditions, including their own as well being able to appreciate the differences between regions, nations and world cultures. The children are given the opportunity to be active with other schools from Poland on the Polish exchange sports festival which takes place at Biddick Academy annually. This often means the children are absorbing themselves into different cultures from around the country and learning respect for these cultures; a vital skill that builds a well-rounded child in sport as well as in their life.
Examples of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education in PE include:
- Children reflecting on values surrounding competition which includes ‘winning‘ as well as sportsmanship and fair play.
- Children learning to handle success and defeat with dignity.
- Children being introduced to tactics and strategies in sport.
- Children developing their moral stance through developing a sense of fair play and positive sporting behaviour as well as reflecting on the need for rules.
- Children discovering the role of sport and dance in society and the arts as well as learning dances from different traditions.
- Children becoming aware of different cultural attitudes towards aspects of physical activity
- Children competing against schools in our region.
- Children are challenged to increase their personal fitness and know the role in society of being healthy and active and free from illness/disease.
- Children learn that sport has rules to keep people safe as does society for the same reason
- Children are challenged to give 100% effort in lessons and have an ethos of encouraging others as they should in life.
- Children are asked to reflect on their actions and how this affects others in a team.
- Children are taught to believe in themselves and what they can achieve if they have a ‘can do' attitude.
Promoting fundamental British values in PE.
- The children can develop an understanding for the strong British history of success in a range of sports and how physical activity is a fundamental part of British Society and history.
Finally, if there are any particular queries regarding your child's particular year group, please use their year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term in PE.