Physical education at EWPA is of key importance to us. Children who are physically active and eat a balanced and healthy diet will have higher levels of energy. This will allow them to engage in and enjoy their learning. It helps them to feel healthy and supports them in developing their motor skills.
Our aim is to develop healthy lifestyles and increase our children’s physical fitness through our curriculum. This includes outdoor sports, gymnastics and developing skills which allow children to work as part of a team. Our staff work hard to ensure that P.E. lessons and physical activity develop inter-personal skills such as resilience, confidence and sportsmanship.
This year we are working collaboratively with Teach School Sports to ensure that our children are given a physical education that is challenging and develops their skills. Children are able to take part in both lunch time and after school clubs which include a variety of sports such as football, breakfast gymnastics and multi sports.
Involvement in competitive sports is imperative in developing skills that help children to participate in sports throughout their lives. Through our work with Teach School Sports, we are focussing on developing access to competitive sports across the school. This currently includes a boys and girls football team and raising the amount of tournaments that we participate in against schools across the borough. Each year, our Year 5 and 6 children are able to take part in the TKAT Games. This includes a range of field and track events against other schools in the academy.
This half term our challenge is to find different ways to keep our bodies healthy. Each week, a different year group will have a chance to send in their selfies along with a caption of what they have done to keep themselves healthy. This week it was Receptions turn:
|Competency||Number of Children 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
|Total Number of Children Cohort||89|
Thank you to all of the children who took part in our pupil voice survey in July 2018. Here are some of their comments about why they enjoy P.E:
What do you like to do in P.E. lessons?
Responses from children across KS1 and KS2 (July 2018)
‘I like the many different sports and exercises in P.E. because they’re fun but they’re quite tiring’
‘I like being active and learning new games and skills’
‘I like being active and taking part’
‘I like to do dodgeball because I find it very fun’
‘You play lots of sports and fun activities’
‘Rounders or cricket because I feel proud by the end’
‘I like doing gymnastics because I like using the equipment to do activities’
‘I like that we all work as a team to figure out what to do’
‘What I like about P.E. is that you get to do fun things like cricket and rounders’
‘I like that you do lots of P.E. lessons’
‘You get to have fun playing different types of sports’
‘I like to exercise from doing various types of sports’
‘I like cricket because it teaches us a sport we don’t know about’
‘That you can get fit playing football and play different sport games’
‘Rounders because it is really fun and it is a very competitive game’
‘In P.E. lessons I like to do cricket because it gets my energy up’
‘I like to find out about new activities and games’
‘I enjoy catching the ball and working as a team’
‘I like doing races because I’m getting faster’
‘When you get to find out different sports’