PE and Sport
At Walderslade Primary School we understand that children all have different starting points in their physical development. We seek to enthuse and inspire whilst teaching the values of respect and fair play. We are fully committed to giving our children a broad extracurricular programme where children can extend their learning and competitive opportunities both in school and against other schools.
It is also our intent;
- To be physically active and find enjoyment in physical
- To acquire and develop a variety of physical skills to promote a healthy lifestyle and
- To suggest how one’s own performance and that of others can be improved and find a sense of achievement and
- To acquire knowledge and understanding of fitness and
- To understand the need for safe practice in physical activities for self and
- To develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness through competitive and co- operative
Implementation Delivery of PE
Walderslade Primary School uses the National Curriculum in England 2014 framework for the basis of the PE school curriculum. PE is taught in 6 half termly blocks mapped out in the PE passport.
In the Reception classes (EYFS), opportunities are provided for children to be active and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement through handling activities which involve the use of a range of equipment and involve different spatial experiences. Structured lessons and opportunities for outdoor physical activity amount to at least 2 hours each week which includes continuous provision in EYFS.
Pupils in both KS1 and KS2 engage in 2 hours of high quality PE during the week. In KS1 the curriculum builds on the fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and co-ordination taught in EYFS. Curriculum content includes a balance of Movement skills, Dance, Gymnastics, Target games, Athletics and Invasion games.
At KS2 pupils continue to apply and further develop a range of skills through the following units of work:
- Invasion Games: Tag Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Football, Hockey
- Striking and Fielding games: Cricket, Rounders
- Net/Wall Games: Tennis
- Swimming (Years 3 & 5)
At EYFS and KS1 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
- Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
At KS2, children are taught to:
- Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in
- Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and
- Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics].
- Perform dances using a range of movement
- 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
The majority of PE lessons are planned to include 75% of moderate to vigorous physical activity and delivered using a combination of the following:
- Teachers own expertise
- PE Progression Map
- PE Passport
- CPD training received from qualified coaches
- PE specialist teacher/ Sports coaches (Chance to Shine etc.)
At Walderslade, all children receive at least two hours of PE each week. To ensure 2 hours of PE is taught, all classes from Reception to Year 6 are timetabled for at least one hour in the hall and one hour outside on either the playground or bottom field. In the event of wet weather the classes which are timetabled for outdoor PE can still engage in a number of classroom activities such as speed stacking.
To develop high standards a monitoring programme has been put in place whereby teachers are observed by the subject leader on a regular basis. This includes feedback on strengths and areas for improvement.
Sports Premium money is used to improve the quality of teaching through increased CPD opportunities, the use of fully qualified coaches to deliver curriculum lessons and the purchase of better resources. It is also used to enhance sports and physical activity at lunchtimes by providing additional playtime equipment. The money is also used to allow time for the subject leader to develop PE and enable children to attend a high number of inter- school competitions.
After School Provision
Walderslade provide numerous extracurricular clubs run by teachers, teaching assistants and outside sports agencies. These take place on the playground, school field and in the hall. Example clubs include:
- Football (Boys & Girls)
- Sports club (incl. Cross country, Tennis, Dodgeball, Basketball, Cricket)
- Table tennis
Many opportunities are provided for the children to attend trials and practices for a wide range of sports teams. These sports include Quick Sticks hockey, Football, Cricket, Cross Country, Netball and Tennis.
Through the Greenacre Sports Partnership, Walderslade compete in at least 10 different inter-school sports throughout the year (Mini-Youth Games). Results of all competitions are celebrated in school assemblies and through a weekly newsletter that is sent out to parents. Walderslade takes part in the annual football league organized with primary schools across Medway.
As well as the traditional sports day held in the summer term for Early Years, KS1 and KS2, there is also a ‘Sports Fun Day’ which takes place on an annual basis.
Children in Year 6 attend an annual 5 day residential at an Outdoor Learning Centre for outdoor and adventure activities. The children take part in a wide-ranging list of activities across the week, including water-based activities.
To ensure all children can swim a minimum of 25m, Year 3 and 5 children attend a 6-week block of one-hour sessions at a local leisure center. Walderslade also take part in MYG swimming competition.
Whole School PE passport