PE at Booker Avenue Junior School
Our vision at Booker Avenue is for all of our pupils to leave school physically literate. Our aim is to provide all of our pupils with the knowledge, skills and motivation to encourage them to continue participating in sport and lead healthy, active lives.
How are British Values and our curriculum drivers promoted through PE?
Democracy - Pupils are taught about the need for different roles and different responsibilities, including team work and decision making. A pupil voice for PE & School Sport (e.g. re curriculum, extracurricular activities, kit, competition).
The Rule of Law - Pupils learn to work individually and in groups. An established ethos in PE with regard to how to win and lose fairly and understand good sportsmanship. Competition against oneself is encouraged in addition to competition against others.
Individual Liberty - There is an ethos where the views of individual pupils are listened to and respected. Pupils are taught safely and about safety. There is a buddy and mentoring system (Young Leaders).
Mutual Respect and Tolerance - There are appropriate rewards and sanctions in PE for inappropriate behaviour. The school engages in competition and encourages this within and across the community. Respect is taught in team games to respect the decisions of the referee , captain and rules of the game. They are grouped in mixed ability pairs and teams to learn to respect those with both higher and lower skill abilities. Pupils learn to be fair, objective and respective towards the opinions and practices of others- they ultimately learn to be a TEAM player!
Our school currently uses PE Resources Bank as its scheme of work. The schemes of learning include a range of activity areas and are in line with the LATEST National Curriculum. The schemes of work are split into 6 key concepts and processes; outwitting opponents, developing physical and mental capacity, developing skills/performance, making and applying decisions, making informed choices about healthy and active lifestyles and evaluating and improving. Skills are progressed through a variety of unit topics taught in each year group. These topics help us to develop a progressive curriculum within PE.
Children currently receive weekly PE lessons. Over the course of the year, every lower school child will receive 10 swimming lessons and upper, 5 lessons with the intention of swimming 25 metres by the end of KS2. The daily mile is carried out by year groups and children will also receive extra opportunities to participate in Water Sports, I.M Marsh sports mornings/afternoons as well as extra units delivered by experienced coaches e.g. yoga, football brought in through the Sports Premium Funding.
Level 2 and 3 competitions take us into the wider community. Competing against other schools and boroughs is a way for children to develop healthy competitive attitudes. We access I.M Marsh campus for sports and supporting students, as well as taking part in Cross Country which allows us to access areas such as: Sefton Park, Wavertree Park and Clarkes Gardens.
As a school, we pride ourselves on our extracurricular timetable and ensure that children have the opportunity to take part in something of interest. A vast amount of children enjoy and participate in at least one club.
Our LSSP membership allows our school to access courses and opportunities to support and enrich the PE curriculum.
With the support of the Liverpool School Improvement team we created a bank of statements/key skills which show a clear development year by year. The learning outcomes for each year group are used to support the school community to understand the development of a child through PE. The specific subjects taught and evidence/impact of progress can be found at the bottom of the page.