Sport and PE
Progression of Knowledge and Skills
If you would like a copy of our Progression of Knowledge and Skills for P.E., then please do not hesitate to contact one of our admin offices.
Federated PE Intent, Implementation, Impact Statement
P.E. at Balksbury Federation
Our children love physical education at Balksbury Federation so we take it very seriously and recognise that a healthy body is a happy body. We foster positive attitudes to health and understand that exercise leads to strong physical development; we also recognise that physical education aids self-confidence and social skills too. Our break times and lunchtimes are active and often you will see our children proactive in sporty healthy lifestyle activities. At the Junior School, we participate in many local tournaments and have had great success over the last few years.
We are lucky to have an outdoor pool at the federation and each year teach our children from Year 2 to Year 6 life long skills. These lessons not only provide the fundamentals of learning to swim, but also provide key knowledge about water safety; all our staff who teach are life guard trained.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your school at the end of the last academic year? 63%
What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively when they left your school at the end of the last academic year? 63%
What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your school at the end of the last academic year? 20%