High-quality physical education inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Our P.E curriculum 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.
Through sport, our pupils begin to develop the important life skills of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition: qualities that they are then able to use in their learning within the classroom and beyond.
From an early age competitive sport is nurtured and encouraged, with all pupils receiving a minimum of 2 hours of timetabled P.E per week, including weekly swimming lessons. This is enriched with various sporting opportunities from visitors into school, visits to schools within the locality or schools further afield.
EYFS pupils participate in high quality P.E sessions to develop core skills and then applying them in competitive intra school competitions and after school clubs. This is continued into KS1 along with opportunities for pupils to participate in inter school events and local competitions.
This practice is continues into KS2, where there are more opportunities for pupils to participate in events, go on an outdoor adventurous residential visit and compete in competitive competitions that lead into local then regional finals. Our Year 6 pupils have swimming lessons in order to achieve their National Curriculum badge.
Pupils have a rich and varied choice of school clubs. We ensure that every pupil takes part in: at least one after school club; an intra-school competition against fellow pupils; an inter school competitive event, so that they have an experience of representing the school.
Wales Primary School has close links with various local community clubs. This is to ensure that our pupils, either who show an interest in a specific sport or discipline or have a talent, can be signposted to this club.