Keeping our pupils fit, healthy and learning new PE skills is of paramount importance at Beit Shvidler. As well as our weekly PE lessons, carried out by a specialist PE teacher from The Elms, we also partake in many sports tournaments both within Barnet schools and Maccabi. At each chag (festival celebration) our SENDco, who is also a dance teacher, takes dance lessons for all year groups covering our dance curriculum. We also have a range of sports clubs before and after school for those children wishing to do additional sports activities. Swimming curriculum is covered in lower Key Stage 2, where children are taken to Copthall Leisure Centre for a series of swimming lessons. The pinnacle of the sports year is our annual sports day, where we compete in a range of athletics events.
The PE curriculum aims to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend children’s agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Children engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities and in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Children learn to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. During PE lessons, they participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. In Key Stage 2, children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.