Intent of our PE Provision
At Whitehouse Community Primary School, we aim to provide our pupils with a broad range of opportunities, both during and outside of the school day, as part of our Physical Education (PE) provision. Our school aims to encourage our pupils to take part in a wide variety of sporting activities, on a regular basis, as part of a healthy active lifestyle. Additionally, our pupils are provided with the opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively with their peers as part of a group or team. It is our belief that the physical, mental and social benefits that come from an extensive PE provision helps our pupils to develop and learn valuable ‘life skills’. These life skills can be transferable to all elements of school life and beyond in the wider community.
Implementation of our PE Provision
Throughout the course of the year all pupils participate in at least two hours of PE each week and will take part in a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Where PE features as part of class teachers PPA, Outdoor PE lessons are taught by Mr Jordan (PE Specialist/Teacher), with classroom teachers delivering the indoor PE lesson. Where PE does not feature as PPA, class teachers deliver both the indoor and outdoor PE lessons to their class. At the beginning of 2017/18, our long-term PE curriculum plan was re-designed and structured by Mr Jordan. Our PE curriculum now provides a more structured approach towards the delivery of PE across the school. Units of work are taught in half termly blocks, allowing for a greater breadth of activities. The PE curriculum plan has also been designed to be progressive, allowing our pupils to build upon their prior knowledge, understanding and skill development as they move through key stages.
Furthermore, our PE curriculum sets out to provide full coverage outlined strands within the PE National Curriculum. In KS1 pupils will master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing, and catching, whilst also developing skill-related components such as agility, balance, and coordination. Throughout KS2 these skills will be applied through topics relating to games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities.
A vast array of after school sporting opportunities are also available to our pupils (Reception – Year 6) as part of our extensive extra-curricular provision. All of our after school sports clubs are delivered by our own staff, and some external coaches/organisations. All our clubs are funded and are FREE to all pupils. For more information, see the Extra-Curricular Sports Clubs folder below.
Lastly, pupils at Whitehouse Community Primary School are also provided the opportunity to participate in regular competitive sporting events throughout the academic year. These take the form of both Level 1 (Intra-school) competitions and Level 2 (Inter-school) tournaments, festivals and fixtures. For more information, see the Level 1 and 2 Sports folders below.