Students will participate in a variety of physical activities and games, focusing on developing their sports skills and knowledge of PE and Games. Students will be expected to wear their Physical Education kit for all PE lessons and the curriculum follows the seasonal sports competed in by The BSE. House matches are timetabled in lessons every half term. In PE the emphasis will be adopting an holistic approach to Physical Education. Developing the students physical prowess, coaching, leadership and analysis/evaluation skills.
At The BSE, we know that children learn best when the curriculum is well sequenced. Children revisit core knowledge, skills and understanding to deepen conceptual awareness. This can be applied across all curriculum areas.
- Term 1 : Girls: Fitness, Volleyball and Swimming. Boys: Football and Strength and Conditioning.
- Term 2 : Girls: Football, Strength & Conditioning and Dance Boys: Swimming and Striking Activity 1.
- Term 3 : Girls – Basketball, Water Polo and Athletics Boys – Basketball, Dance & Athletics
All physical activities and games will be assessed and criteria shared with students. Students will be encouraged to be part of this process and will have many self and peer assessment opportunities in lessons. Assessment includes participation, engagement and behaviour in all lessons as well as roles and skills developed alongside ability.
A range of skills are developed and refined with a key focus on teamwork, collaboration, tactics and strategies. Students are also encouraged to analyse their performance using ICT.
The Curriculum & Planning
The curriculum for PE at The BSE reflects the all round good weather experienced in Egypt and also is tailored from the UK National Curriculum. All of the PE provision at The BSE is based on good practice developed in the UK.
Planning in PE is carried out in three phases (long-term, medium-term and short-term). The long-term plan maps out the PE activities covered in each term during the key stage. This is devised from the previous year’s breath of coverage in conjunction with the ‘competition calendar’.
Each class teacher completes a short-term plan for each PE unit of work. This lists the specific curriculum goals and expected outcomes and gives details of how the lesson is to be taught.
We plan PE activities so that they build upon the prior learning of the children. Children of all abilities develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in each activity area. Pre teaching and progression is planned for, so that children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.
We are a department of eight specialist PE teachers each with further specialisms in a range of curriculum areas. The broad range of skills that the PE department offers is reflected in the high quality competitive provision that the school offers for all age groups and in all major sports.
The BSE is competitive against all local schools and enjoys success at local and National level. All of our most able sports teams and performers are supported fully by the specialist staff that we have within the department.