PE and Sports
The 2018/19 academic year saw Bengeworth CE Academy awarded the GOLD School Games Award for the third year running. This was awarded for our participation and commitment to PE and sport in school and the local area. This success has built upon our previous awards achieved through lots of hard work and determination by staff and pupils alike.
With the continuing government initiatives and the extra Sport Premium funding this year, staff at Bengeworth CE Academy have the exciting opportunity to deliver the PE curriculum using our scheme of REAL PE by Creative Development. On offer will be a vast array of physical and sporting activities aimed at ensuring that every child in school has the opportunity to enjoy their physical development as well as celebrate sporting success alongside our school values. We look forward to working closely with local schools, the School Games Organiser and wider community to ensure all children at Bengeworth CE Academy receive outstanding opportunities both in and out of school.
We are excited to welcome back Evesham Tennis Club this year. The coaches will be working with children from Years 2 to 5, every Thursday from 3.15pm - 4.15pm. We look forward to entering the Worcestershire School Games in the Summer.
Karen Robinson is a specialist hockey coach who will continue to work with the older children, after school every Monday from 3.15pm - 4.15pm throughout the year. Our aim is to develop hockey throughout the curriculum and enter as many tournaments as possible. The children will then feed into community clubs.
During PE lessons, teachers will access learning material aimed at developing children through a multi-ability approach with a focus on personal, social, physical, health & fitness, creative and cognitive skills. These important aspects of physical development will be targeted through fun and engaging activities that will ensure that all children are able to enjoy and succeed in PE at school. Children are provided with regular opportunities to self-reflect on their learning and development, understanding their strengths and areas for improvement. This provides children with ownership of their learning experience and a tool for developing self-reflection and target setting.
Alongside Real PE, Sport lessons will continue to develop pupils’ enjoyment of being active and using their creativity and imagination in physical activity. They will learn new skills, find out how to use them in different ways, and link them to make actions, phrases and sequences of movement. They will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success, applying their work in Real PE lessons to other areas of the curriculum.
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The children work hard to create individual, paired and group sequences. They learn how to incorporate travel, shapes, rolls and balances on and off the apparatus. All of the children perform their sequences to music, and take time to observe and analyse other performances. Due to the high level of teaching many children are signposted into local clubs and take part in all of the gymnastics festivals and events throughout the year.
In Key Stage 1 children develop the fundamentals of movement which include agility, balance and coordination. In Key Stage 2, the children are offered a multi-skills approach until they are ready to specialise. Football, tag rugby, hockey, netball and basketball are all taught throughout the year as well as inclusive sports such as archery, boccia and kurling. In the summer the children are taught the skills of cricket, rounders, tennis, softball and athletics. All our children are provided with the opportunity to take part in Intra-School competitions where they can compete against each other and earn house points for their respective houses.
The children create, choreograph and perform individual, paired and small group dances based on their topics. They reflect on actions, dynamics, space and relationships in every lesson and can apply them confidently. Many children enjoy attending dance club which runs throughout the year. Some children are signposted into local clubs where they take part in competitions and local events around the County.
Outdoor and Adventurous Pursuits
Children work in teams to solve problems. They follow trails around the school grounds, learn how to map-read, scavenge for treasure and even lead others across crocodile infested swamps! They build confidence in one another using communication and leadership skills. All children can then confidently apply these key skills to other aspects of the school curriculum.
The children have swimming lessons from Year 1 at Evesham Leisure Centre. They take part in 10 week programmes where they are encouraged to develop their confidence in the water through our own Bengeworth Barracuda Awards scheme and achieve the National Curriculum standard of being able to swim 25 metres on their front and back. All children achieve nationally recognised swimming awards. Some go on to represent Bengeworth Academy in the local swimming gala, where they compete against swimmers from our local cluster schools. Many are signposted into the local swimming club where they compete to national standards.
Gifted and Talented Provision
The Physical Education Curriculum promotes high achievement and good progress. Where gifted and talented pupils are identified, specific tasks are set which use a wider range of contexts and resources for learning and set a higher level of attainment. Outside of the classroom, junior athletes are invited to attend a club specifically designed to develop their physical, thinking, social, personal and creative abilities.
The club guides talent into sporting pathways, provides support for their educational and sporting needs and inspires them to become future role models. It is a framework for the pupils, and those that influence them to plan ahead to ensure that their sport, schoolwork, social and family lives remain in balance.
Playground Leaders Programme
The Playground Leaders scheme supports staff in the playground. Trained leaders in Year 4 and 5 provide multi-skills activities to groups of younger children. The scheme encourages young people to take responsibility, develop communication skills and encourage confidence. It promotes integration and social inclusion, it encourages cooperation and develops moral and social skills.