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:
"Staff provide a range of additional activities and opportunities including sports clubs and visits to places of interest. These broaden pupils experience and raise their aspirations."
Stevenage Festivals -It's been another busy term of sporting action! Our Year 3/4 tennis squad finished second in the Stevenage Tennis Tournament. 21 children from Years 5 and 6 took part in the Stevenage Cross-Country Festival, with our Year 5 boys team placing 4th overall. We have also been in action in Rowing and Dodgeball events organised by Stevenage Sporting Futures, as well as town-wide Netball and Football leagues.
Football - Our season kicked-off with the Stevenage Schools FA Autumn Tournaments, which we hosted at Bedwell. You can find out lots more about how we got on over on our Football Club page.