At Woodhall Primary School, P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum. We strive to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in physical activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We want all children to become lifelong participants in physical activity. We believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether this be through daily physical activity, P.E. lessons, during lunchtimes or extra-curricular activities. We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect.
In Early Years, physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development. Children will develop gross and fine motor skills starting with sensory explorations, child’s strength, co-ordination, positional awareness, crawling and play movement with both objects and adults. Throughout the year, opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors will ensure that children will develop their core strength, stability, balance, special awareness, co-ordination and agility.
In KS1 Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught 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
participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
perform dances using simple movement patterns.
In Key Stage 2 the children will continue to apply and develop their fundamental skills linking them together to make actions and sequences of movement. They will use this to help them play a range of sports, applying basic principles of attacking and defending. In addition to this they will develop their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and will perform dances that use a range of movement. Furthermore, PE lessons will give children the opportunity to problem solve which will allow them to develop their growth mind-set when faced with challenges in which they need to achieve a certain goal. In addition to all of this, children will have the opportunity to develop their swimming skills by attending swimming sessions in both year 3 and 5. Find out more from the link below: