Physical Education is taught discretely and it is delivered to raise interest, self-esteem, creativity and aspirations of all our children. The curriculum is rich and varied, which provides our pupils with the skills required for life in the 21st Century. Within a lesson, a new skill is introduced, where learners have the time to practise this skill and then apply the skill to a game situation. This builds on the gather, skills, apply approach and delivery of lessons is taken across school to ensure children develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are able to apply these in a range of situations.
The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.
Ultimately, providing opportunities to allow children to be fit and healthy are at the heart of the PE curriculum offer that we provide to the children exploring a wide range of topics, to prepare them for life. This include: approved sporting competitions, weekly running clubs, extra-curricular sports clubs and residential stays.
These opportunities provided through school via our PE curriculum has inspired and developed a new generation of successful competitors both locally and nationally.
We are proud to share the achievements of our children such as those who represent Barnsley Boys and Girls and, one of our most remarkable achievements, representing Barnsley FC in the EFL Cup in a National Competition.