PE at Wyborne
At Wyborne our PE curriculum is varied so that all children experience a range of sports and physical skills. The PE focus changes either half termly or termly providing opportunities for children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Throughout the PE curriculum, children will develop important physical skills, such as hand-eye coordination, body movement control, handling and controlling different sporting equipment, teamwork and fair play.
During our Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) and KS1 children’s learning focuses primarily on the fundamental skills leading to their application in various sports. The PE curriculum has been carefully sequenced so that, as the children move through the school, skills are extended and deepened.
While learning essential physical skills, children are also taught explicitly about fair play and being a good sportsperson. Children are given opportunities to work in partners, small groups and as a whole class.
Other Opportunities for PE Experiences
Wyborne takes part in various competition and sports matches. Children are mainly chosen for these events because they belong to one of our after-school clubs for that particular sport. Otherwise, children are chosen because they have shown enthusiasm for a particular sport in lessons. These experiences enhance the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship and fair play. As well as inter-school competitions, we regularly take part in intra-school competitions. These go towards our School Games Mark.
Each year the PE funding is carefully allocated to the following areas: sports workshops and trips, equipment, teacher CPD and after school clubs. For more information, please check the P.E funding document here.
Swimming Provision at Wyborne
Year 4 and 5 go swimming throughout the academic year. They are taught at Eltham Leisure Centre where the lessons are differentiated. Beginners are taught basic skills with the aim of being able to swim a width of the pool successfully. Accomplished swimmers are given the opportunity to develop skills e.g. practising different strokes, learning to tread water and retrieving objects from the bottom of the pool. Children that excel are then chosen to compete in timed trials and may represent the school at a borough level in the Summer Swimming Gala.
Our PE Vocabulary
At Wyborne, we know that a good understanding of a wide range of vocabulary supports success across the whole national curriculum. We have identified ‘core’ words that the children will meet in different subjects and in different topics. These words will be revisited and taught throughout the programme of study so that the children develop a deep understanding of their meaning and they become tools with which children can access the knowledge, skills and understanding the curriculum demands.
Jamie Craggy – PE Subject Leader