Weaving a journey as a sports person at
At Brooklands Farm Primary School we weave our P.E. learning journey throughout a broad and balanced curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum, and each class is timetabled with at least 2 hours and 15 minutes of PE throughout the week, led by qualified activity professionals from Premier Education. We believe that P.E. is a very important part of the curriculum and that every child should be offered opportunities that are challenging, fun and competitive. The children enjoy a wide range of sport including dance, gymnastics, cricket, tag rugby, football, athletics, swimming, netball, circuits and basketball. Alongside this the children are taught the fundamental skills that build to develop motor-skill, movement and hand-eye coordination.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing. Listed are some of the key skills and benefits from participating in PE:
- Physical skills
- Develop self-esteem and self-confidence
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Healthy living and wellbeing
- Behaviour, positive attitudes and team-work
- Promotes cohesion and inclusion
- Introduces competition and understanding about winning and losing
- Develop leadership skills and decision making.
Through the Milton Keynes Sports Partnership all children are given the opportunity to participate in after school sporting activities throughout the year. Extracurricular after school clubs are organised termly with a wide range of options for children to explore with Premier Education and also other organisations in the local community. Gifted and Talented after school clubs are organised for children who are excelling in sport.
Year Three children attend weekly swimming lessons during the Spring Term.