The purpose of
Physical Education at Bradford Academy is to develop our learner’s physical,
social and thinking skills, along with promoting awareness of a healthy
lifestyle. The curriculum provides opportunities for all learners to
participate in a wide variety of physical activities and sports over the course
of each academic year.
use a unique curriculum, developed over many years that builds on the statutory
guidance to provide a well-rounded developmental experience for all learners.
Through term 1, Key Stage 1 focus on fundamental movement skills (FMS) whilst Key
Stage 2 participate in invasion games. All children do gymnastics and dance in
term 2. In term 3, both key stages take part in athletics, striking and fielding
(cricket, rounders, etc.) along with net and wall games (such as tennis). Key
stage 1 will use these to focus again on the FMS they need to develop.
Children take part in two PE lessons weekly and also have the opportunity to be involved in various extra-curricular sports clubs and competitions through the academic year. The nature of delivery and the curriculum allows pupils to revisit the concepts they have learnt previously as they move through Bradford Academy. They develop the key physical, social and thinking skills along with developing strong values (in line with the Olympic values) to provide a consistent and well-rounded approach to develop the whole child.
Physical education in English schools: Statutory guidance 2013:
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives
The assessment of Physical Education at Bradford Academy is taken
through observations and SLT visits to PE lessons. Whilst there are no
formal examinations in Physical Education in primary school, progress is
logged internally to ensure children are making adequate progress and
next steps are identified.