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Physical Education

Three Ways School strives to be a healthy school and P.E. plays an important role in this. P.E. is a practical subject that enables all pupils to participate in enjoyable, exciting and challenging physical activities. These, in turn, generate good health, fitness and feelings of contentment. P.E. provides opportunities for the development of physical, personal, social and intellectual skills and it encourages positive thinking, positive actions, co-operation, tolerance and respect for others. P.E. promotes the undertaking of exercises that can be continued into adulthood as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Purpose

  • To engage with movement experiences, that explores different environments and types of relationships.
  • Develop their thinking, appreciation and evaluation skills.
  • Enhance appropriate areas of health & fitness and contribute towards their physical development.
  • Develop their skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement.
  • Develop their ability to express themselves and be creative.
  • Compete against themselves and others, and take part in challenging activities. Work individually and as part of a team.
  • Develop their personal qualities of commitment, fairness and enthusiasm. To observe, imitate, share ideas and work together to gain confidence to try something new and improve their own performance.
  • Build their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Pupils with profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties

Pupils with PMLD will access P.E. with their peer group via a sensory approach, which will focus on how pupils communicate during physical experiences. This may include individual mobility plans where appropriate.

Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Pupils with ASD will access PE with their peer group via an approach, which will focus on structure and energy release.

The role of therapies:

Pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties and pupils who are non-ambulant will follow programmes that include regular and specific physiotherapy routines aimed at maintaining and developing movement. Alternative approaches to movement are also used. These include hydrotherapy, Rebound therapy, M.O.V.E.. Mobility opportunities via education where appropriate and if possible pupils are given access to the full PE curriculum.

Resources

  • Hall with gym facilities
  • Outdoor hard courts
  • Climbing frame (indoor)
  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Marked pitch & goals – secondary area
  • Trampoline
  • Table tennis
  • Large variety of P.E. resources & equipment
  • Soft play room
  • Hydrotherapy pool

Community facilities available:

  • St. Gregory’s Dance Studio;
  • Rainbow Wood for orienteering;
  • Bath Sports Centre swimming pool and sports hall (badminton/football etc)
  • Wellow Riding Stables for Riding for the Disabled.
  • Glass House field is a large outdoor resource.

The school also has a large range of adapted equipment to enable access to PE activities for all pupils.