Physical Education / Sporting Aims
At Wood End Infant School we aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in sport and other physically-demanding activities. We 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 build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Our aims 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 and lead healthy, active lives.
In Key Stage 1 pupils have two 60 minute lessons each week either in the main hall or in the school grounds. During these sessions, pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. By the end of Key stage one we aim for all pupils 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. All children participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and perform dances using simple movement patterns.
A wide variety of apparatus is available during lessons and each child is encouraged to develop skills, co-operation and self-confidence by working individually, with a partner or as a member of a team. Children are encouraged to evaluate their own performance and those of their peers to enable them to improve and progress and explore the effects that exercise has on their bodies.
All children in Key stage 1 receive a specialized sports morning where trained ELMS sports coaches deliver high quality sports sessions in dodge ball, football, hockey and relay racing. Here children can experience games they have not played before as well as learn ways to improve their skills and ability.
In the EYFS Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food. They have an annual sports day where parents and carers are invited along to encourage and congratulate the children on sporting success.
Please click here to read about how the Sports Premium is used within school.