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!
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:
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.
This page was last updated on 9th March 2022