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. Introduce and implement an assessment tool to track summative progress in physical education
  3. Raise staff confidence levels of teaching competitive games.
  4. Raise the schools profile by attending Sainsbury’s school games competitions to sustain Silver

Take a look at what we have achieved in the last 2 years:

2015-2016

  • FVA accessed a wide range of Level 2 School Games
  • FVA played all their away football matches and attended the CLF 5 a Side. FVA also hosted their two home football matches winning against Minerva but loosing to the League Champions Summerhill Academy.
  • FVA were only local school to qualify for the Level 3 Spring Games at Bristol Grammar in April representing East/ Central Bristol at Hockey. A major achievement for a one-form entry primary.
  • In an effort to support FVA attend Level 2 Games Nigel Cooley (from BMA) taught for hour a week including Tag Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket and Football with Y6.
  • Y6 lunchtime football Club during T3-5. Typical attendance at the  Football Club was 81% .
  • In terms of Levels on FVA’s PE Tracking System has gone from 40% Level 4 to 5 to 56% Level 4 to 5 but with pupils engaging more in the PE curriculum notably 3 SEN children.
  • FVA have gained a Silver Award in the Sainsbury’s School Games. This is the first Silver Award in the East/ Central area
  • Took part in Bristol Together Championships in 2015 and 2016.
  • Took part in CLF torch relay
  • Cricket coach worked with year 3,4 and 5 in term 5
  • Sports week to experience a wider variety of activity
  • Continuation of Forest Schools and gardening.
  • A wide variety of after school clubs throughout the year
  • Stomp workshop in year 4 and 6
  • Alive ‘n’ Kicking in year 4 to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Children are signed up to Travel Tracker
  • A mile a day in place in term 6
  • 2016-2017
  • Alive ‘n’ Kicking in year 4 to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Children are signed up to Travel Tracker with regular refresher assemblies
  • Y6 lunchtime football Club T1-6
  • FVA accessing a wide range of Level 2 School Games
  • FVA competing in local football league
  • FVA will take part in Bristol Together Championships in 2017.
  • Sports week to experience a wider variety of activity
  • Continuation of Forest Schools and gardening.
  • A wide variety of after school clubs throughout the year, including KTroo, Netball, Street Dance and Cricket.
  • A new CLF assessment document has been implemented and supported by FVA PE Skills Progression document
  • Staff CPD and expanding the range of experiences for children at FVA:
  • In an effort to support FVA attend Level 2 Games Nigel Cooley (from BMA) will team-teach for an hour a week including Tag Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket and Football with Y6.
  • Cricket coach to work with year 3,4 and 5 in term 4/5
  • Premier Sport delivered CPD sessions with children and teachers Y1 – Y5, with an aim to develop skills necessary for Sports Games
  • A dance teacher will deliver dance sessions to Year 4 and Year 5 in T4 to develop an ability to deliver dance lessons in the future.
  • Year 1, 2 and 3 will receive taster sessions from Downend Tennis Club in T4. FVA has established a link with Downend Tennis Club.
  • Nigel Cooley will deliver a staff meeting focusing on ‘sharing good practice’ and ‘SEN in Sports’ in T3.