Subject Leads: Miss Kayleigh Phillipps
At Westwood Farm Schools our intent is to inspire all children and for each child to fulfil their potential. We want the children’s experience of PE to be positive and motivating. PE enables pupils to become physically confident. This supports their health, wellbeing and fitness and provides the foundations for lifelong activity. We want children to have the opportunity to participate and succeed in competitive sport and physical activities. This helps them build character and learn values such as fairness and respect. Through PE, we develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. They build confidence and competence in a range of activities.
The children take part in a range of PE activities which encompasses six areas of experience: Athletics, Dance, Games (Net and Wall, Striking and Fielding, Invasion), Gymnastics, Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Swimming. The lessons are planned to cover a broad and full range of skills and activities.
We teach in a way that children:
- have fun and experience success in sport
- can join in at their own level of development
- build and secure a range of skills
- develop good sporting attitudes
- understand basic rules
- experience positive competition
- learn in a safe environment
Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop their fundamental movement skills
- improve their agility, balance and coordination
- lead and join in PE games with growing confidence, developing their speaking and listening skills
- learn useful PE vocabulary and knowledge to help them at KS3 and beyond
- enjoy fitness and understand the importance of good diet and exercise
All children receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum. Every child will access all the key areas of the subject. Teachers plan PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge. This ensures that all children access it at an appropriate level. EYFS In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children begin to improve their movement skills. Teachers begin to develop the pupils agility, balance and coordination.
At KS1 pupils develop fundamental movement skills, they become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Pupils engage in competitive (both against self and against others), and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
At KS2 pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movements. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
As part of their future life and to prepare them for the secondary curriculum, we want our children to be able to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, be physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and physical activities and to lead healthy, active lives.
The Government has invested in improving physical education and sport in primary schools by introducing the sports premium grant.
We have spent this money on several areas;
- Investing in new equipment and resources to support learning
- Training for staff
- Providing additional after-school extra-curricular sports clubs
- Promoting inclusive sports and alternative sport opportunities
- Promoting healthy competition and participating in borough-wide competitions
- Introducing yoga and mindfulness throughout the school
- Building on the EYFS provision with a focus on fundamental movement skills
- Trips to sporting events or venues
- Taking part in outdoor and adventurous activities (Forest School and Y6 Residential Trips)
- Swimming interventions for those who are struggling to reach the expected standard.
We currently run between 2 and 3 after-school sports clubs, every lunchtime or after school, across the schools, to encourage children to enjoy physical activity and lead healthy lifestyles. They can participate in a range of physical activity including gymnastics, football, rugby, cheerleading, netball, cricket, rounders, softball, benchball, dodgeball, multi-sports and more.
Events in School
Year 6 organised a sponsored sports event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and a school defibrillator.
To celebrate Holi (The Festival of Colour and Spring), and Diwali, Kalpesh from KZ Dance comes in and teaches different Bollywood dances.
We have taken part in Skip2BFit a few times and raised money whilst enjoying this event.
We have taken part in Bracknell Bees School Programme. A head coach Doug Sheppard has been into school and talked about ice hockey, promoting respect, mental and physical wellbeing.
We have had members of the England women’s rugby team come in to inspire some of our girls into sport.
We have undertaken events for children’s mental health charities.
We achieved a Bronze Level Green Trees Award through Forest Schools.
Events Out of School
Competing against other schools provides children with an excellent opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding of the sport as well as developing their sportsmanship. Congratulations to the teams below that have represented Westwood Farm in different years! We are extremely proud of you!
- The many children who took part in the Green Park Challenge
- Several cross-country events
- Year 4 boys rugby team
- Year 5 and 6 rugby team
- Upper KS2 netball team
- Boys netball team
- Year 4 boys football team
- Upper KS2 boys football team
- Upper KS2 girls football team
- Y1 Cheerleaders took part in the opening ceremony in Berkshire Sports Games in Bradfield
- Y2 pupils took part in Swimming Gala with local schools in Oratory
Year 5 & 6 Football Tournament