Weyford Nursery and Primary Academy
PE Curriculum Statement
At Weyford Nursery and Primary Academy, we aim to provide a PE curriculum that meets the needs of our learning community by providing them with opportunities they may not receive outside of school. We aim to offer a range of learning experiences that the children will enjoy, in addition to developing their health, fitness and well-being whilst at our school and in their life beyond. We also aim to provide opportunities for competition in individual or team activities that will help them develop character and embody our school values: Respect, Achievement, Kindness, Teamwork, Aspiration & Inclusivity.
We understand that school can be the only place where children engage in physical exercise (especially post-lockdown), let alone understanding the fundamental skills required to participate in sports such as agility, balance and co-ordination. With this in mind, we embed and over-learn these fundamental skills throughout our PE activities. We offer 2 hours of PE learning every week, where the class teacher delivers one session and a sports coach teaches the other (with the class teacher involved in the session to aid their own development). The curriculum is further enhanced by competing in fixtures against local schools, an annual championship of different sporting events and after school clubs run by external providers.
To broaden the children’s learning experiences further, we have included more niche sports within our curriculum including table tennis, flag football, indoor curling and handball. We also try to take the children to live sporting events to provide them with the unbeatable excitement of a live event; these have included a Cricket World Cup match and a match at the upcoming Women’s Euro 2022 football championship.
Our children will have a set of fundamental skills that they can apply across a range of sports and physical activities. This will aid their transition to PE at Secondary school and provide them with skills needed to succeed in sports in their later life. Ultimately, we aim to educate our children in how it is important that they maintain their physical and mental wellbeing outside of school and in their life beyond.