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Frome Vale Academy believes that physical education is vital to a pupil’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing. The physical education curriculum aims to provide pupils with self-confidence and sporting skills that can be built upon by working as an individual and in a team competitively and co-operatively. Frome Vale strives to deliver an inclusive physical education curriculum, catering for all pupil’s needs and abilities. Varied and flexible teaching styles aim to provide appropriate, challenging, stimulating and enjoyable learning for all pupils. The benefits of exercise are promoted through teaching of physical education, through a range of activities in lessons and in special events throughout the year. Cross-curricular links to other subjects also show the dedication to delivering good physical education.

Outcomes for this year:

  1. Raise the profile of physical education across the whole school
  2. Increase PE participation in school by increasing clubs, competitions and activity throughout the school day.
  3. Raise staff confidence levels of teaching PE regularly and competitive games.
  4. Raise the schools profile by attending Sainsbury’s School games and achieving Gold Award.

Take a look at what we have achieved:

2018 – 2019

  • Children are signed up to Travel Tracker with regular refresher assemblies and workshops
  • FVA worked with Modeshift Stars and their Bristol City Council representative to improve pupils’ awareness of their school environment, road safety and the benefits of active travel achieving the bronze award and working towards silver.
  • Y5/6 lunchtime football Club ran in T1-6
    FVA accessed a wide range of Level 2 School Games, including cricket, netball, football, tag rugby, athletics and others.
  • A group of Year 3 pupils were able to experience an enrichment day for tennis
  • FVA competed in the local football league and were able to attend all scheduled games
  • FVA took part in Bristol Together Championships in 2019.
  • Sports week included a wider variety of activity, such as yoga, healthy eating and cooking, Danish Longball, Tennis etc..
    Continuation of Forest Schools and gardening * Street dance was available for KS1 and KS2 pupils in curriculum time and as after-school club
  • FVA have maintained the link with the local Cricket and Tennis club
  • FVA PE Skills Progression document is being used to plan, deliver and assess lessons
  • FVA pupils have participated in the Bristol chance to shine Project to develop their understanding of local cricket offering
  • 16 of our Year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 16 of our Year 6 cohort can use a range of strokes effectively
  • 0 of our Year 6 cohort can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. (This is not assessed in our school swimming lessons)
  • Our ks2 classes participated in Gymrun assessments to measure their physical health
  •  We ran a free breakfast club on the back of this to promote health and activity. As a result our scores increased overall by the end of the year.
  • We also ran a “wake n shake” breakfast club.
  • Specialist sport coaches from Futurestars worked with each class teacher for 2 terms delivering CPD on PE teaching in specific subjects.
  • We achieved the School games Gold award for the first time.

2017 – 2018

  • Children are signed up to Travel Tracker with regular refresher assemblies and workshops
  • FVA worked with Modeshift Stars and their Bristol City Council representative to improve pupils’ awareness of their school environment, road safety and the benefits of active travel.
  • Y6 lunchtime football Club ran in T1-6 and was expanded to enable Year 5 children to take part
  • FVA accessed a wide range of Level 2 School Games, including cricket, netball, football, athletics and others.
  • A group of Year 3 Pupil Premium pupils were able to experience an enrichment day at CAB, with jousting and archery challenges
  • FVA competed in the local football league and were able to attend all scheduled games
  • FVA took part in Bristol Together Championships in 2018, coming second, sharing their success with a group of West Town Lane Academy pupils
  • Sports week included a wider variety of activity, such as yoga, healthy eating and cooking, Danish Longball, Tennis, Warburton sandwich workshops and even a sponsored visit from a Paralympic Athlete
  • Continuation of Forest Schools and gardening * Street dance was available for KS1 and KS2 pupils in curriculum time and as after-school club
  • FVA have maintained the link with the local Cricket and Tennis club
  • FVA PE Skills Progression document is being used to plan, deliver and assess lessons
  • FVA pupils have participated in the Bristol Wicketz Project to develop their understanding of local cricket offering
  • 5 of our Year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 5 of our Year 6 cohort can use a range of strokes effectively
  • 12 of our Year 6 cohort can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations