We employ specialist PE teachers and sports coaches (including two GB gymnastics coaches and an LTA tennis coach) and all children from Year 1 to Year 6 receive at least 2 hours of specialist coaching per week. Our PE provision includes Cricket, Football, Rugby, Netball, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics and Swimming, as well as general fitness and multi-skills coaching.
Our curriculum has been created by our Specialists to enhance the speed at which children are able to learn the basic skills to become proficient in each of our specialisms.
In Key Stage One each child is exposed to the basic skills in:
Multi Skills (Teamwork, Catching, Throwing, Tactics)
Cricket (Catching, Throwing, Grips, Bowling & Batting)
Football (Kicking, Running, Dribbling, Balance)
Athletics (Balance, Jumping, Skipping, Distance and Sprint Runs)
Netball (Catching, Throwing, Footwork, Shooting)
Dance (Copying, selecting, remembering and repeating sequences of movements. Developing to responding imaginatively to a variety of stimuli demonstrating a wide range of actions with precision, control and fluency. Exploring body, action, space, time and energy individually, with a partner and in small groups).
Gymnastics (children explore the basic foundations of gymnastics- starting with basic motor skills- walking, hopping, jumping, gymnastics shapes, direction and travelling. Children are given confidence to try new things with their bodies and understand key words to go with actions, such as ‘posture’ ‘flex’ ‘point’ and ‘stretch’ They then begin a journey of rolling, inversion.
Key Stage Two has a greater focus on match preparation, gymnastics routine and dance performance. Key Stage Two children take PE on Clapham Common once a week and have been allocated a 1.5 hour slot for this. During the course of Key Stage Two, children will partake in Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Football, Netball, Rugby, Athletics and Cricket. Swimming is taught at Latchmere Leisure Centre to all pupils in Year 4 and each class is allocated 10 weeks of tuition from external swimming coaches.
All our children are assessed against bespoke criteria that each Specialist has created for their subject. These assessments are then translated into more traditional Levels that can be recorded and tracked to ensure each child is making excellent progress and achieves the highest attainment targets we can set them.
We have excellent PE resources. Recently our generous PTA paid for upgraded PE equipment which allows us to expand the skills of all 120 children in a year group within a single lesson.
Before and After School provision
Our Specialists also offer an extensive range of Before and After school clubs which you can find out about on our Clubs pages.
We are immensely proud of our school's sporting acheivements, which you can find out about on our Sports pages. This includes success in many inter-school competitions (locally and nationally) as well as County Age Group Caps from varying sporting bodies.
We were also delighted to be asked by the Department for Education to run a Primary P.E. Specialist Initial Teacher Training programme from 2013 to 2015. Belleville was the only primary school in the country chosen to lead the new initiative, as part of the Government’s drive to improve the quality of P.E. in primary schools and in connection with the 2012 Olympic Legacy Programme.