Woodlea Primary School

Physical Education

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities including with class mates as well as local schools helps to build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.

We aim to:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Our Physical Education aims to develop and continually apply fundamental movement skills, allowing children to become increasingly competent and confident. Children have access to a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

In Key Stage 1, children are 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, children are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games (for example, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball and rounders), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (for example, through athletics and gymnastics)
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Children are able to have a variety of Physical opportunities at Woodlea. These include: taking part in local half termly tournaments, having local sports coaches weekly to teach competitive sports and taking part in National Sports Week which allows children to try a variety of sports and learn about the importance of healthy living.

More information about Physical Education at our school can be found under the PE funding section.