Sport, fitness and academic success all go hand in hand, so at Bedwell we take our PE really seriously. Every class has at least 2 hours of timetabled PE every week, taught by a mixture of class teachers and our specialist PE Teacher, Mr Butler. We aim to introduce our children to as many sports and actitives as possible, so that they can find the one that suits them, and so that everyone can experience success - and consequently our provision includes everything from fencing to trampolining and street dance to swimming.
PE also provides a huge range of opportunities to develop our learning powers, particularly co-operation, empathy and perseverance. To find out more about what we teach and how learnng fits together, take a look at our skills and knowledge progression:
Sport, exercise, dance and gymnastics provide a fantastic platform on which to build a huge range of skills. We want our children to:
Bikeability - Everyone in Year 5 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Bikeability project in the Summer Term. Led by instructors from the HCC Cycling team, we all completed Level 1 training, learning to ride safely and control our bikes on the playground. The vast majority then progressed onto Level 2, which saw them get out and about on local roads. You can find out more here.
Football - Our Year 5/6 Girls team saw their season kick back into action in February and March, playing 3 games in 3 weeks. First was an away game at Fairlands in the league. Having not played competitively since October, we started slowly and it was only thanks to some great saves by Tayla that we were only 1-0 down at half-time. However, in the second half we grew in confidence and started to push into the opposition half - and, in our best moment of football so far this year, Leah cut inside a defender before smashing the ball into the bottom corner to earn a 1-1 draw!