Sport and PE
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
Last academic year, children did not swim in the summer term of 2020 due to COVID-19, therefore, Year 6 swimming data is taken from where they were at the beginning of Year 6 autumn term 2019 where swimming took place throughout September.
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? 70%
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? 70%
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? 19%
Federated PE Intent, Implementation, Impact Statement
Federated Curriculum Overview and Progression of Skills
Teaching Safeguarding and Wellbeing Through Sport and PE
Understand that it is important to keep healthy and that this supports our physical and mental wellbeing
Show respect to others in all aspects of PE and Sport; this includes referees, coaches and staff
Recognise that everyone is different and the importance of developing a positive body image
Move safely and apply skills in a physical space with an awareness of others
Select team members fairly and be inclusive to
Set personal goals and support and encourage others to achieve theirs
work in teams and encourage others to play a positive role in games physical challenges
Develop positive self-care and organisational skills
Manage emotions including anger and disappointment when not being able to win