At Bentinck Primary and Nursery School we believe that PE and Sports are an integral part of every child’s education and development. PE should be a significant factor in developing children’s physical competence and confidence.
We aim to inspire our pupils by providing a wide range of stimulating and enjoyable sporting opportunities that cater for children of all abilities. We feel that all children should have access to quality PE provision, with the intention of increasing the amount of young people taking part in regular sporting activity throughout their lives.
We also promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and educate our pupils in how diet and physical activity can affect health and fitness.
All our pupils take part in structured PE lessons each week through which we aim to develop balance, control, agility, co-ordination, flexibility, strength, technique, tactical knowledge and teamwork skills. PE is delivered through areas recommended in the National Curriculum including Dance, Invasion Games, Gymnastics, Athletics, Outdoor Activities and Swimming. Our aim is to introduce children to a wide range of sports - giving them the opportunity to discover their passion in a supportive and inclusive environment. We are developing partnerships with different providers to ensure that we are consistently offering a high level of provision that engages children and allows them to progress in a manner that is best for their individual needs.
All classes take part in lessons following the Real PE programme from Create Development. This has been designed and developed to give all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and life.
We also use specialist coaches to teach particular sports to ensure the best possible PE provision. Over recent years we have had professional coaches teach urban hockey, ice skating, tennis, basketball, trampolining, boccia, handball, gymnastics, athletics and dance to our pupils.
Swimming regularly is not only a great way of keeping fit and healthy but also an important life skill. This is why we now ensure that all children from in KS2 are provided with quality swimming lessons for a whole term each year.
Swimming lessons take place at the local John Carroll Leisure Centre and are led by two fully qualified swimming instructors. We feel that it is incredibly important for us to support as many children as we are able to access a high level of swimming instruction. These are used both to support children with the necessary skills to achieve the end of KS2 target of swimming 25 metres, and to ensure that children feel safe in the water and, hopefully, develop an enjoyment of the activity which they can pursue further at their own leisure.
After School Clubs
We aim to provide a variety of free sports clubs to our pupils, taking place at lunchtimes and after school.
After school clubs vary throughout the year due to the seasons. These regularly involve football and cricket clubs and a variety of others dependent on the time of year.