Our Vision: Reaching for the Stars with Aspiration and Hope
At Bromesberrow our Physical Education curriculum encourages children to aspire to improve. We recognise that Physical Education (PE) contributes to the overall education of all children by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful and high-quality activity. We teach our children to be active and to live healthy lifestyles. Over the years, since the introduction of Sport Funding, we have invested in and grown our curriculum in PE, through training, equipment and environment. We have seen the impact of this on children's confidence, perseverance, fitness and stamina, skill and ability, positive competitiveness, self image and team spirit. Our PE progression Overview (below) is carefully planned so that children develop their skills and ability as they progress throughout the school. PE is an integral part of school practices allowing all children in the school to gain a sense of achievement and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
In order to promote active and healthy lifestyles all children should:
- be physically active
- adopt the best possible posture and appropriate use of the body
- engage in activities that develop cardio vascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance
- understand the need for personal hygiene in relation to vigorous physical activity
Our Christian Values: Respect, Motivation, Cooperation, Kindness, Pride, Perseverance
These Values are seen as curriculum drivers and learning behaviours to succeed and 'Reach for the Stars'. They were chosen by our church school community, with our church school community and their needs in mind. Our values are rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ and we use our learning from the Biblical texts to inspire us in our learning, providing us with Aspiration and Hope.
In order to develop positive attitudes all children should:
- follow the conventions of fair play and honest competition
- cope with success and limitations in their performance
- persevere with and consolidate their performances
- be mindful of others in their environment
Respect: 'In the Gospel of John, it is shared how Jesus got down and washed the feet of his disciples. He exclaimed that 'slaves are never greater than their masters and messengers are never greater than the ones who sent them' (13:16). The message is given that we should respect all people regardless of station.
We develop a respect for our bodies, recognising the positive effect of physical activity and good nutrition on our overall wellbeing. We have respect for others around us, showing tolerance and acceptance of difference, and supporting each other through a team approach.
Motivation: When Jesus talks to the Rich, Young Man and then addresses his disciples (Matthew 19: 26-27), he shares the importance of motivation and living by the 12 Commandments. He encourages all people to give all that they have stating that 'with God all things are possible'
We are motivated to succeed in PE, we want to win, although we have a strong appreciation for the rules in games and develop a good sense of fair sportsmanship. We push ourselves on in our fitness and challenge ourselves to take the next step.
Cooperation: 'So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.' Nehemiah 4:6. Everyone combined forces to rebuild the wall, showing great cooperation and teamwork, working against the odds
We work well in a team and cooperate well with each other to succeed. We know how important it is to be a good team player in competitive sport and games.
Kindness: Seen in the 'Book of Jonah', where God shows great love and kindness to the people of Nineveh, by forgiving them for their sins and showing mercy.
We balance the urge to win with the ability to be kind and empathetic to all of our team mates, regardless of ability. We are supportive and kind to each other, building others up, not knocking them down.
Pride: God shows immense Pride in his Creation in the first chapter of the Book of Genesis (1:31), where he 'he looked at all he had made, and he was very pleased.'
We are proud when we achieve something new in PE, whether it is a different gym movement or a goal for our team. We develop new skills and in turn develop our own confidence, self- esteem and self- image.
Perseverance: Noah showed immense perseverance and faith in building an ark and filling it to God's instruction. God was so pleased with his perseverance and recognised that he was the 'only one in all the world, who does what is right' ( Genesis 7:1)
We persevere and try our best in PE. We work hard for ourselves and our team. We challenge ourselves to the best of our ability and this is how we make good progress in PE.
As a part of our whole school cohesion in the curriculum we adopt an enquiry focus each term, e.g. being sportsmen, gymnasts, athletes, historians, geographers, artists, musicians, linguists... We believe that this creates better connectivity between the subjects, making learning more relevant to the children, so that they are inspired to 'reach for the stars' as a school team and personally.