Physical Education at Berrymede
At Berrymede our PE curriculum underpins all of the ABC’s – agility, balance and coordination through teaching a variety of sports ranging from dance, gymnastics, basketball and hockey to more diverse sports such as Boccia, Archery and Tchouckball. By teaching physical literacy, we encourage and enable our children to understand the importance of exercise and of maintaining healthy lifestyles. This creates a positive attitude towards sport and exercise. Teachers encourage, reassure and support the children during every PE lesson, enabling them to increase resilience, dedication, determination and team building giving them confidence to succeed.
We recognise that all children have diverse abilities and ensure that all lessons are differentiated to promote an inclusive approach, which endeavours to encourage physical development as well as well-being. We regularly give our children opportunities to coach their peers and run events for younger children; this gives confidence, self-belief and determination. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs, enabling children to experience and enjoy new sports and activities.
Our curriculum provides children with 2 ½ hours of stimulating activity per week, this includes our diverse and rich PE curriculum as well as our successful implementation of Marathon kids, which benefits pupils’ health and their overall wellbeing. Children learn about the impact and importance of healthy body, healthy mind. PE lessons give children a platform and concrete understanding of how sport and exercise can and should be sustained throughout their lives.
By the time our children leave Berrymede, they will have acquired the skills needed to progress within a range of sports and physical activity. PE lessons positively influence children’s primary years and allow them to move into secondary and further education with a healthy attitude towards exercise. We want PE lessons to embed all of the lifelong cooperative skills needed; working in a team, communication, leadership and fair play. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to employ these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live a happy and healthy life.