PE and Sport
At Wansdyke, it is our aim that the children at our school will be physically active and flourish in a range of sports and dance. We encourage our pupils to develop high levels of interest and enthusiasm for physical education and provide them with the opportunities to develop physical skills that they can continue to build on throughout their time at Wansdyke and beyond. We aim to develop pupils to practise and master their skills within P.E, with the possibility of representing the school at sporting events. We also encourage children to develop their leadership and team work skills within lessons and during events such as Sports Day.
The school uses the 2014 National Curriculum and EYFS Curriculum for directing the teaching of P.E. Within this our P.E. coverage is carefully mapped out across the academic year and teachers follow this plan ensuring that pupils have the opportunity to access a wide range of sports and dance. Our yearly plan ensures progression as pupils cover most of the sports twice during their time at Wansdyke. In addition to teaching a sport per term we also use the REAL PE scheme which focuses on pupils developing their agility, balance and coordination, as well as understanding healthy competition and cooperative learning.
Pupils enjoy their P.E lessons and shows high levels of engagement. Pupils develop their skills within sport and understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Our pupils understand the importance of good sportsmanship and the need to work both independently and co-operatively with their peers.
The Real PE programme provides fun and simple to follow schemes of work and support that give practitioners 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).
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.