At Mary Bassett School, we encourage children to develop their physical literacy in order to promote active and healthy lifestyles in the future. Teaching and learning is planned to support children to develop in the different areas of physical literacy. Children are supported to be motivated and confident to engage in a range of physical activities. They are provided with a range of learning experiences to develop their physical competence, progressing in their movement, skills and extended duration of activity as they progress through the school. Children enhances their knowledge and understanding of different activities, focusing on skills needed, safety features to be considered, as well as rules, settings and environments appropriate for different activities. The children are supported through their engagement with different activities to understand the positive impact that physical activity has on their bodies and that alongside other sensible lifestyle choices, regular exercise will have a positive impact on their lives.
Pre-covid 19, the range of physical activities that the children engaged in to develop their skills was extensive, including gymnastics, dance, netball, football, tag rugby, hockey, tennis and dodgeball. These were accessed not only in school time but as extra-curricular activities. In Key Stage Two, the children also had swimming sessions at a local pool. Our school is a member of the school partnership which also gave the school access to expert physical education practitioners. Children had the opportunity to represent and play in a number of competitive and non - competitive sporting events. We hope to resume all these activities and opportunities when government guidance allows. Until then, physical activities will be carefully planned to safely develop children’s skills, confidence and team work to ensure that children are progressing in their ability as they journey through the school. We will continue to ensure that all children are encouraged to be active. We will also continue to support active break times in school.
The broad range of curriculum learning for each year group in Physical Education lessons is outlined below, however this may be adapted by teachers in order to keep children safe during current times. The progression of children's skills and knowledge in Physical Education is outlined in the MBLS Learning Scale. If you have any queries regarding how any aspect of how Physical Education is taught in your child’s year group then please contact their class teacher in the first instance.
Physical Education teaching at The Mary Bassett Lower School is coordinated by Mr Wilshire.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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