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 3 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.

 

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

 

Staff CPD and expanding the range of experiences for children at FVA 2016 -17:

* In an effort to support FVA attend Level 2 Games Nigel Cooley (from BMA) was able to team-teach for an hour a week including Tag Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket and Football in Y5.

* Future Stars delivered CPD sessions with children and teachers Reception – Y5, with an aim to develop and improve the progression, delivery and assessment of the PE curriculum at FVA

* Teacher questionnaires have been conducted each term, before and after the CPD sessions, to improve teachers’ confidence and the quality of teaching across the school

* Future stars have delivered a staff meeting to aid the teaching and planning of PE at FVA