We believe that Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of the curriculum.
All children are required to take part in games, gymnastics and dance to develop physical skills and agility, and to develop an active and healthy lifestyle.
At Bousfield, we are committed to providing high-quality PE and sports to all children. We also recognise the significant impact PE and sport can have on a child’s health, self-esteem and consequently on their passion to learn.
Our PE provision aims to...
- Develop specific sporting skills
- Develop good control and coordination
- Enable participation in a range of physical activities
- Enable participation in competitive sports both in and outside the school
- Improve physical and emotional wellbeing
- Increase confidence and self-esteem
- Increase fitness and an awareness of a healthy lifestyle
- Improve social and communication skills
- Improve organisation and self-discipline
- Encourage fun and enjoyment
A curriculum map sets out the learning topics for the year, as well as key texts and trips which will be used to support learning. The curriculum expectations have been identified as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the subject.
We are fortunate to have specialist instructors for PE (Mr Aziz Hajjaj) and Dance (Ms Alexis Butterworth).
All children have at least two hours of PE a week and children take part in Borough sporting events and competitions, such as London Youth Games, multi-sports festivals, swimming gala, athletics meet, football league, netball league and cricket. The school also has a number of sporting activities before and after school.
Dress and Hair
All children need a change of clothes for PE consisting of navy blue shorts, white T-shirts and trainers. Children can wear a navy blue tracksuit when it is cold. For dance children should wear leggings and remove their shoes to be barefoot. Long hair should be tied back for all PE and dance lessons. School T-shirts, sweatshirts and PE bags can be bought from the School Office.
Children in Year 4 go swimming during the Autumn term and children in Year 3 go swimming during the Spring and Summer terms. The children need to bring a swimming costume, a cap and a towel plus a mid-morning snack (fruit and/or vegetable). Children can only be excused from swimming if they are ill and the school has been informed in writing.
Physical, Health, Social and Economic Education
Personal, Social Health and Economic Education - PSHE for short - is an important part of the primary national curriculum learning. Sometimes you will also see PSHCE - the 'C' stands for Citizenship.
The purpose is to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident and independent lives and become informed and responsible citizens.
Children also learn basic rules for keeping themselves healthy and safe and for behaving well.
Through our PSHE curriculum and collective assemblies, children learn about the importance of moral values such as honesty, respect, kindness, tolerance and personal responsibility. We prepare our children for life in a modern, democratic society, and we actively celebrate diversity and ensure equality of opportunity.
Relationships and Sex Education
Our PSHE provision includes Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). It focuses on helping children develop the skills to build and maintain friendships, to recognise and manage their emotions, to know how to keep themselves safe, to understand and manage change in their lives, including as their bodies change and for Year 6 children, the change as they transfer to secondary school.
From September 2020, relationships education (but not sex education) is mandatory in primary schools. Parents and carers cannot withdraw their children from compulsory relationships education.
There are five compulsory areas of learning:
- Families and people who care for me
- Caring friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
Under the National Curriculum, the basics of sex education fall within the science curriculum and is also listed on the final page of the PSHE curriculum map. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from part of the Year 6 teachings. However, we believe it is an important part of children’s education and strongly encourage participation.