PE

 

Intent

At Wivelsfield, we provide an inclusive, broad and balanced PE curriculum that all children can access. It will maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement and promote the importance of physical activity to ensure children take care of themselves both physically and mentally in order to live happy, healthy and active lives. Furthermore, our curriculum will instil in our children life skills and values of resilience, respect, teamwork and communication.

 

Implementation

  •          PE at Wivelsfield provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
  •          The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
  •          A scheme of work which incorporates all the objectives is used to teach all the required lessons.
  •          Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sports clubs are available each day and children can attend a range of after school clubs throughout the week.
  •          Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
  •          Each year a small group of Year 5 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities. These children then train up another small group from their year group.
  •          Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example archery, golf and skipping. This provides the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
  •          Children in Year 4 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Autumn Term (this is currently on hold due to Covid restrictions).  If children do not meet the expected standard, they repeat the 10 week course at the start of Year 5.

 

 

Impact

Children are motivated to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. Children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, and seek to enjoy the success of competitive sports. Children are equipped with all the additional skills and values sport provides, such as communication, teamwork, and resilience. Furthermore, they develop a love of sport which will enable them to grow up to live happy and healthy lives.