Physical Education

Jesus said, ‘I am the Good Shepherd… I know my sheep and my sheep know me.’ John 10.14

Leaders are proud of the school’s
Sports Mark Gold award.

Ofsted inspection report 2019

Sport and PE

Our focus on sport follows naturally from our vision and from our emphais on learning outside the classroom. We recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. As part of the Hertfordshire and Ware School Sports Partnership (H&WSSP) we have access to a range of PE & sporting experts, resources and competitions for the benefit of our children. As Ofsted noted, we were really proud when we achieved our Gold Award for school sports in 2019! The awards are re-assessed each year, and we currently have a Silver Award in 2023, but we hope to get back to gold standard soon.

Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming, athletics and outdoor & adventurous activities.

Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting, and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. We’re enabling the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

Schools receive special funding for sport and you can read about what we get and how we use it at Bayford by following this link:

Photograph of pupils at Bayford School
Photograph of pupils at Bayford School

What goes on in PE?

In the table below we’ve set out what typically children will be doing each term in each age group. Exactly what happens may well vary, but this will give you a flavour of the range and kind of activities the children explore in their time at Bayford.

Of course, weather permitting, there’s an annual summer Sports Day, and there are also regular clubs in school with a PE focus. You can read about the clubs which meet at lunchtime, before or after school, on the clubs page.

We also tie in PE to other areas of the curriculum. ICT, for example, is an important assessment tool for PE. Children regularly use iPads to photograph or record each other’s performances. This allows them to see what they’re doing well and assess their performance to see where they can make improvements. There are also natural connections with PSHE, SMSC, and RE: values and teamwork come into every aspect of life.

PE Curriculum

This page was last updated on 20th June 2024