What we say about PE at Dean Bank Primary School
Lewis – I love being active and showing what I can do.
Alitheia – I love exercising to stay fit.
Taylor – I really enjoy after school clubs and when coaches come in from outside to teach us new things.
At Dean Bank Primary school, we strive to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to participate in regular physical activity to support their health and wellbeing.
We aim to provide all of our pupils with a wide range of opportunities to participate in competition and experience a variety of sports and activities because we know that as well as supporting their sporting skills, this also supports the development of a wider range of skills: resilience, teamwork, communication, respect and understanding of fairness. Our pupils will have the opportunity to attend at least one active extra-curricular club per week as well as receiving two hours of curriculum P.E. each week. Our swimming lessons are focused on years 3 and 4 with pupils needing ‘catch up’ sessions attending additional lessons in years 5 and 6 as we aim for our pupils to be confident swimmers before they leave Dean Bank.
We aim for all of our staff to be confident teachers of the physical education curriculum who can assess children’s attainment and plan lessons to ensure that pupils make good progress. We want our pupils to develop transferable skills that they can apply to a range of different sports so they approach new challenges with confidence.
You can find the long term PE plan for 2020-2021 and the current PE timetable below. Please remember that children are currently asked to come into school wearing PE kits on their PE days.
Highlights from 2019-20
PE in Action at Dean Bank
Team UP – April 2021 – July 2021
Our Y5 and Y4 class took part in the Team UP programme. This programme gives children the tools for life long well-being. It blends positive powers of physical activity and mental well-being techniques to support children to be ready to learn and success in life.
Heart Project SSP – April 2021 – July 2021
Over the course of the Summer term, children from each class were selected to participate in a Heart Project. Each of those children, took home a free bag of goodies and a booklet to complete activities each week. The bag contained cones, a quoit, skipping rope, small tennis racket, a ball and a bean bag.
Olympic games – June 2021
Our Y6 class were extremely lucky to be able to participate in the SSP Olympic games up at FBEC. To be covid friendly, our children moved around in smaller groups and were given pieces of equipment to take around with them. It was a great morning.
Archery CPD day – May 2021
For the whole day, our KS1 and KS2 classes enjoyed archery coaching sessions from a local group. To say the children enjoyed a different activity is an understatement.
Sports Cool Durham came in to visit – April 2021
The coach showed our children the technique of throwing a frisbee. Here you can see the Y6 children practising throwing the frisbee into a specific area to score points.
Y4 Football Challenge – Oct 2020
Y4 took part in some football skills challenges and then played 3-a-side games for one of Go Well’s autumn term challenges.
Well done to Y4 for your great effort!
Football Kit Delivery – Oct 2020
These are our new football kits, which Miss Potts has been waiting for a very long time!
We have a full set of football kits in a range of sizes, including the blue goalkeeper kit, ready for when we can start playing football matches again.
Hopefully it won’t be too long to wait. Thank you to Premier League Primary Stars for sending us the kits for free.
FA Shooting Stars Delivery – Oct 2020
Last week we received some great new resources from the FA Shooting Stars programme, which is a partnership between the FA and Disney to encourage more girls to become involved with football.
We have resources linked to Guardians of the Galaxy, Aladdin and The Incredibles 2!
Miss Forster did some training on this in the summer and is looking forward to starting an after school club soon.
Y1/2 Multi Skills – Oct 2020
Year 1 and 2 would usually go to a Go Well multi skills event this term but unfortunately that couldn’t happen this year. So the children didn’t miss out we organised a multi skills event for them in school. Everyone had lots of fun!
Cross Country Run – Sep 2020
For our first event of the year, pupils from Y1-Y6 took part in a cross country run with our times being sent into Go Well as part of their virtual event.
Everyone who took part was given a certificate and the fastest boy and girl within each phase was given a medal. Well done to everyone for taking part!