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PE and Sport

PE at Broadwater Primary School


We believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities including invasion games (netball, basketball, football etc), net and wall games (badminton/tennis), striking and fielding games (rounder’s and cricket), athletics (running, jumping and throwing activities), gymnastics, dance and swimming.  We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well being.  This, we believe, includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation, teamwork and the development of expertise.

In this context, we are committed to achieving maximum participation for all children whilst recognising the need for equal opportunities on the grounds of gender and children’s specific individual needs.  Within a caring and supportive environment, we believe in encouraging positive relationships between groups and individuals while providing challenge and stimulation through physical activity.

We believe in allowing children to apply skills, knowledge and concepts, to experiment, to be creative and imaginative and to recognise and celebrate progression and achievement within the physical medium.

We are further committed to recognising the importance of physical activity of children outside the curriculum.  We believe that links with sporting bodies, clubs etc., and the provision of extracurricular activities organised by the school is a positive experience and that the recognition and celebration of children’s achievements outside school promote an awareness of the value of physical activity for all children.

Fundamentally, we have the understanding that fun, challenging and safe activity will help our children develop the enthusiasm and love for sport/physical activity that will keep them engaged for a life time. Subsequently, our children will have the tools to lead healthy and fulfilling lives through their childhood into adulthood.

Extracurricular Activities

Our plan for the academic year is to make the most of our subscription to Wandsworth School Games to enter leagues, festivals and competitions in a range of sports. Our children have shown a lot of enthusiasm for the after school clubs and fixtures we have held for this academic year, which has been great to see. Unfortunately, because of this enthusiasm not all children can be picked to represent the school. When selecting for such events we will be looking at the children’s ability but equally importantly their behaviour and attitude. In school we often refer back to the Olympic principles of courage, determination, equality, excellence, friendship, inspiration, and respect.

We would recommend that families make opportunities to take part in physical activity together which can take many forms. Family bike rides, playing catch or football in the park, swimming are some examples of things you can do.

We would also recommend that you take your children to sports clubs outside of school. We would advise that children do things that they enjoy as they are more likely to be good at it and stick with it.

PE Kit
We expect all pupils to bring PE kit that is separate from their uniform. Children should bring kit everyday to ensure they are prepared for any changes in the PE or swimming timetable. Alternatively, they can leave their PE/swimming kit in school for the week and wash at the weekend. Getting changed is an independent skill that children need to develop. In PE we explain why it is unhygienic to wear the same clothes you have worked up a sweat in. We also explain how sweat is created by the body to cool it down when it is heated up during exercise. Then, if these clothes are kept on, the wetness will make them cold once they stop exercising. Children should also bring a water bottle for PE and swimming lessons to rehydrate.

We recommend that children bring PE kit that is suitable for both indoors and outdoors to all PE lessons. PE kit for outdoors:
 Tracksuit top/jumper (Black)

Tracksuit bottoms (Black)

T-Shirt (White)

Sports socks

PE kit for indoors

 Sports shorts (Black) (not denim or any other material that is not flexible)

 T-Shirt (White)

Sports socks

We would recommend a pair of running shoes/AstroTurf boots as they would provide suitable support for all activities.

For dance and gymnastics children take their shoes and socks off. If there is a valid medical reason for children not to do so, please provide a note and plimsolls.

Please encourage children to take responsibility for packing their PE bag ready for school as this is a skill they need to develop with your support.
No leggings unless shorts are worn over them. This is because some of the leggings have been inappropriately see through
No canvas style trainers as they provide no support for the ankles and have led to some twisted ankles already.
Example PE Kit (please ask Mr Rochford if you are unsure)

Indoor or hot weather kit (black sports shorts, white T-shirt or t-shirt with Broadwater logo)

Indoor Footwear (plimsolls/running shoes/Astroturf boots)

Outdoor (Black tracksuit and white t-shirt/black leggings with black shorts)

Outdoor Footwear (running shoes/Astroturf boots)

Swimming Kit
Swimming costume, trunks or shorts

Goggles, swimming hat and towel

Swimming bag

The benefits of exercise and sport

Physical benefits
Improved body shape - including muscle tone and posture
Strengthens bones and muscles
Reduces the chance of illness so increasing life expectancy
Improves endurance, flexibility and overall fitness

Mental benefits:

Helps you to deal with stress and tension
Improves self-confidence
Increases motivation
Gives you something to aim for - a challenge

Social Benefits:

Helps you meet new people and make friends
Improves your teamwork and cooperation

Injury or Illness

PE and swimming are part of the school curriculum, therefore if children are in school, they should participate. If there is a valid medical reason a medical note from the GP should be provided. If a child is suffering with an injury please provide a note and the lesson can be adapted for them so they are still participating in some way, whether it is by reducing the physical input or giving them a leadership role in the lesson. Swimming is great for rehabilitation of injuries so we would advise the children to still enter the pool if possible but they can be given a different program if you let us know the nature of the injury.

Sports Clubs for All

Each class does a sports club for the minimum of half a term each year and are taught a mixture of sports which is decided through student voice and the staff member delivering. AFC Wimbledon work with years 1 and 2 working on their fundamental skills and ABC’S (Agility, Balance and Coordination). Our learning mentor runs leagues for year 6’s in various sports. An early year specialist delivers dance and multiskills for nursery and reception. Years, 3, 4 and 5 have their program delivered by the PE and Enrichment Lead. We also plan to include a program for target groups such as SEND, inactive children and children that need further support with fundamental skills and coordination.

We also have a before and after school program that children can sign up to via the School Gateway for the sports below.





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