Leadership of PE at Westwood Primary School.
Accountable: Miss Sarah Rogers
Responsible: Miss Abbie Grimmer, Mr Christian Stent
PE and Sports at Westwood Primary School
Children and staff promote healthy lifestyles and being active. Our children have access to two hours of Physical Activity a week. This is delivered through PE lessons, extra-curricular lunchtime clubs, morning clubs and after school clubs and Woodland School. Early Years and KS1 also have access to the garden areas where physical activity and physical development is further supported.
Our children are also provided with opportunities to be active and participate in competitive sport through an extremely comprehensive Inter School competitions calendar from both The North of Suffolk Active Learning Trust Hub Championships and the Lowestoft and Beccles Schools Sports Partnership.
All children at our school from KS1 up to KS2 are taught PE in accordance with the New Curriculum objectives and are tracked in their progress. We teach all of our children a vast range of gymnastics, dance, games, athletics and Year 4 take part in swimming lessons.
The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
Below is an outline of what children will be learning in their PE lessons:
Five Pillars of PE
PE Lessons at Westwood are planned with our 5 Pillars in mind. These not only focus on developing the children's skills within PE but also to develop and promote healthy lifestyles and also broarden their knowledge of the different sports and physical activities that they can take part in.
- Acquiring and developing skills: Children will acquire and develop skills using their bodies and equipment where necessary to allow them to take part in the different areas of PE and school sport.
- Selecting and applying: Children will be able to select and apply rules, strategies, skills, tactics, and compositional ideas across the different sports, strands of PE and activities which they complete.
- Evaluating and improving performance: Children will learn how to evaluate their performance in the different sports and activities so they can be the best they can be.
- Lifestyle including knowledge and understanding of fitness and health: Children will develop an understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle including why staying physically active is important to health and learn about eating healthily (cross curricular with PSHE and Science).
- Broad range of physical activities: children will take part in a broad range of physical activities including dance, gymnastics, athletics, games, net/wall sports such as tennis and badminton, OAA and swimming (in selected year groups). This will allow them to apply all the other pillars and give them an opportunity to start their journey into competitive sports.