Physical Education

PE and Sport

At Wansdyke School, we believe that through sport and PE, children develop many inter-personal skills, such as cooperation, confidence, fair play, tolerance, teamwork, self-discipline and perseverance.  It also develops their physical literacy, development and knowledge of the body in action.  Our physical education provides opportunities for all pupils to be creative, competitive and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups or teams.  We promote active and healthy lifestyles. Pupils learn to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities.  They learn to plan, perform and evaluate ideas, actions and performances and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity, as well as developing the ability to give and receive sensitive feedback.

Aims and Objectives

Recognising the importance of PE as part of British Values, Wansdyke School primarily teaches from the RealPe scheme. The school aims to provide a balanced PE programme developing the children’s fundamental movement skills, so that children at different stages of development, of varying ability and of either gender, have the opportunity to experience a variety of athletic activities, gymnastics, dance and outdoor pursuits as prescribed by the National Curriculum, in as safe an environment as possible.

The real PE programme provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE.

It is fully aligned to the proposed National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. The foundations of the Schemes are based on Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) of agility, balance and coordination, inclusive competition and broader essential holistic skills (creative, cognitive, social and personal skills).

We aim to:

  • Promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles by teaching children:
    1. To be physically active.
    2. To engage in activities that develop Co-ordination, balance and agility.
    3. To adopt the best possible posture and appropriate use of the body.
    4. The need for personal hygiene in relation to vigorous physical activity. (Also developed through PSHE).
  • Develop a positive attitude in life by teaching children:
    1. How to observe the conventions of fair play, honesty and sporting behaviour as individuals, team members and spectators.
    2. How to cope with success, failure and limitations in performance, thus building self-esteem.
    3. The importance of practise to consolidate their performance.
    4. To be mindful of others, thus developing interpersonal skills.
  • Ensure safe practice by teaching children:
    1. How to follow relevant rules, laws, etiquette, and safety procedures when engaged in practice or competitive activities.
    2. About the safety risks of wearing appropriate clothing, footwear and jewellery.
    3. How to lift, carry and use equipment.


Historically the children have attended regular school swimming at the local swimming pool.

Currently we have 63% of our Year 6 cohort who can:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Sports Premium

Please refer to our Sports Premium page for information on our use of the Sports Grant.