At Westover Primary School, we strongly believe that Physical Education is an essential part of a child’s educational development. We aim to provide a balanced programme, offering a variety of activities to enhance skills in PE. We believe that positive participation in physical education will enable children to build self-esteem, positive attitudes and promote team work. We follow the National Curriculum guidance in Key Stages 1 and 2 and the EYFS in our Reception classes and adhere to these fully to ensure all of our children:
As a whole school, we use the PE Primary Planning (PPP) scheme to support the teaching, learning and assessment of PE. We have a partnership with Active for All to ensure the teaching and learning is of the highest quality.
In EYFS, the children have daily opportunities to develop their gross motor skills and core strength both inside and outside. The children will learn how to change for PE independently and develop their fundamental skills of agility, balance and coordination.
In Key Stage 1, the children will develop their fundamental skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. The children will engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of challenging situations. Over each year, the children will take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance activities.
In Key Stage 2, the children will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences in movement. We will provide the children with plenty of opportunities to allow them to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing. Throughout the year, the children will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance. Year 5 children will be taught to swim by qualified swimming instructors and take part in a week long cycling proficiency course.