PE at The Winns
At The Winns, we believe that a high-quality PE curriculum should provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way that supports their health, fitness and mental wellbeing. We aim to deliver high quality, purposeful teaching that inspires all learners to enjoy PE and sport whilst also achieving their potential. As well as making physical developments, at The Winns, we also recognise and value the subject’s unique ability to support the development of the whole child. When taught well, the interactive and collaborative nature of PE can: foster self-confidence and develop empathy, improve thinking and decision-making skills, expands teamwork and co-operation and enables children to become independent learners and effective leaders – all features that are woven into our PE curriculum at The Winns.
When implementing the PE curriculum at The Winns, we follow a clear and comprehensive scheme of work which provides children with inspiring and engaging opportunities for physical activity. These activities are delivered across the school by teachers and sports coaches and include coverage of the following strands: dance, fundamental movement skills (fundamentals, fitness and athletics), games, body management (yoga and gymnastics), OAA (outdoor adventurous activities) and swimming.
During EYFS, children are introduced to a range of fundamental movement skills. They begin to copy and are given the opportunity to explore basic body actions, travelling actions, shapes and balances. Children also begin to develop listening skills in relation to movement, specifically running and stopping when instructed.
At Key Stage 1, children continue to develop their fundamental movement skills and are taught to master skills such as: running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities. Children also participate in team games, develop simple tactics for attacking and defending and perform dances using simple movement patterns.
At Key Stage 2, children fine tune their fundamental movement skills and use these in a variety of situations. Children develop confidence in running, jumping, throwing and catching and can use a variety of techniques both in isolation and in game situations. Balance, agility and co-ordination are applied to a range of activities successfully. When participating in team games, children can work collaboratively to select the most appropriate tactics for attacking and defending and are able to supervise themselves in competitive game situations. Children can also perform more complex dances and gymnastics routines and are able to give constructive feedback to peers to help them improve their performance.
At The Winns, the impact of our PE curriculum on our children will be demonstrated in the following ways:
- Children enjoy participating in a range of physical activities and understand the benefits of being physically active both on the body and the mind
- Children are capable of taking part in sustained physical activity for long periods, both during PE lessons and in a variety of situations (e.g. playtime, lunchtime, competitive sport)
- Children have a solid foundation of fundamental movement skills and can apply these skills to a variety of situations confidently
- Children relish the opportunity to show what they are capable of by participating in competitive sports against other schools
- Year 5 and 6 Sports Ambassadors act as leaders and role models to other children in our school by running a range of sporting activities at lunchtimes. They use their physical skills, as well as their social, emotional and thinking skills to be the best leaders that they can be
All of children will have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons in year 5. We also work closely with Bike Ability who provide Level 1 & 2 cycling proficiency training in KS2.
We run a number of after-school sports clubs, details of which can be found on our clubs page. We are also a member of the Waltham Forest School Sports Network, and regularly send teams to compete at borough-wide competitions.
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