All children have two hours of PE teaching weekly. Our PE curriculum consists of two hours based on the REAL PE curriculum objectives and the ethos of the School Games. We cover a range of sports, gymnastics and dance activities in a sequenced timetable from our MAT, ELAN. In addition, children are encouraged to take part in a range of physical activities including: swimming for specific year groups, the Active Mile, Gymrun in years 3 to 6 and termly Geography field trips. We arrange for athletes to come into the school to provide motivation for the children and an opportunity for them to share their experiences in sport.
At Banwell, our staff provide P.E lessons that are enjoyable, varied and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The children are actively learning; they know the set goals of the lesson; they have an opportunity to reach their personal goals; lessons promote fairness and respect of others and they develop pupil independence and decision making.
Sport outside of lessons
Children are encouraged to be active outside of P.E lessons too. At lunch, our staff encourage the children to be active through games and crazes of the week. We have play leaders, from year six, who teach children games and activities and how to play with fairness and respect. At Banwell, we also have after school activities such as dance and sports practices. Our children also get the opportunity to compete against other schools in a range of sports such as football, dance, gymnastics, swimming and cricket.
We are lucky to have a purpose-built sports hall in school, with a full set of gymnastics apparatus. We are well equipped in terms of movable apparatus, mats and games equipment. In the past years, with the support of our PTA, we have built an exciting jungle gym for all children to develop their strength, co-ordination and gross motor skills. Our sports equipment is regularly changed to provide the best equipment we can for the children.