Wellbeing: Physical Education and Relationship Health Education
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.” 3 John 1:2
At Boddington CE Primary Academy, we believe it is important to equip our children with the skills and qualities which will give them the knowledge, confidence and resilience to lead healthy, successful lives.
Why We Teach Wellbeing
At Boddington CE Primary Academy, Wellbeing is an integral part of our curriculum and we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, maintain healthy relationships, encourage each other and achieve success. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. We aspire for children to develop their self-confidence and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience. Our curriculum aims to develop the well-being of the whole child, not only through sports, but through Relationships and Heath Education. We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best. We aim for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and to be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives. Swimming is an important life skill and we aspire for all children to leave primary school having met at least the minimum requirements of the National Curriculum.
How Do We Teach The Wellbeing Curriculum?
Through the overarching theme of ‘Wellbeing’, the subjects of Sport (Physical Education) and RHE (Relationships, Heath Education) are taught to each child from From Early Years to our Year 6 children. Other subjects such as Religious Education and Global Learning strongly link to this area of our curriculum and further information can be found in 'The World' curriculum page and also Religious Education.
RHE is taught in a structured way at the start of each term, following the Life Education scheme from Coram. We have adapted it to be taught in our mixed age classes and is planned to ensure statutory coverage and coherency, where skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. The unit themes across the year are Rules right responsibilities, Healthy relationships, Keeping myself safe, Relationships & Valuing difference, Healthy lifestyle, Growing and changing. These units include protective behaviours and importance of knowing who our trusted network of adults are. Sex education is presented within a Christian and moral framework and carefully monitored, structured programmes are used in Year 5 and 6 with parental knowledge and consent. Throughout the school questions are answered frankly and naturally as they arise in the course of general class work. The school takes a pro-active role in drug education. Awareness is taught through Personal, Social and Health Education, Science and English. The school actively co-operates with the community police, social services, the LEA and Health Authority. We use the services of the ‘Life Education Bus’ which visits the school once a year to deliver age appropriate education to all of our children on the subject matter that is relevant to them under the RHE bracket.
Physical Education specific
At Boddington we offer a dynamic and varied program of activity to ensure that all children progress physically through a unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. All children participate in different competitive sports. We encourage children to transfer the school values and vision to sporting and physical activity, Pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons each week, covering one or two different sports/ skills focuses each half term. Teachers use and adapt planning and resources to ensure lessons across years show progression. Children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events and festivals within the local area and beyond. Active playtimes are encouraged and children can access a variety of equipment during these times. All Year 6 children have opportunity to become Play Leaders for the school. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being.
We have a comprehensive PE long term plan which incorerpates all aspects across the year.
What Does Wellbeing Look Like At Boddington Primary Academy?
Wellbeing Subjects at Boddington
Our Sports Day 2022
Our Sports Day was a great success. Children participated in different events, scoring points for their 'Houses'. We are so proud of how supportive our children were to each other as they took part in the events. They truly represented our vision 'Respect, Believe, Succeed'
Sports Day 2022