PE and Sport Premium
At Whoberley Hall, Physical Education is an integral part of our curriculum. We value P.E. as a platform to inspire and support pupils to succeed and excel across every subject area. We believe that being active and taking part in physically-demanding activities benefits pupils to become confident in way which supports their health and fitness throughout their lives. Therefore, we believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether through daily physical activity, P.E. lessons, lunchtimes or extra-curricular activities. We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect for all. We encourage or pupils to strive for excellence in all that they do, this ethos is strongly embedded into our teaching of Physical Education (P.E.) throughout the Key Stages.
Physical Education is an important aspect of a child’s development; this is why the children who attend our school participate in at least two lessons of P.E. every week. At Whoberley Hall the pupils experience a variety of physical activities including; dance, gymnastics, rounders, football, netball, cricket, athletics and many more. Pupil’s in Years 4, 5 and 6 (KS2) have the opportunity to participate in swimming sessions. The children will take part in swimming lessons taught by a qualified instructors. During their lessons, they will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively such as; front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. On top of this, children who are able to swim 25m will perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. The children who do not meet the 25m expectation will be given additional swimming lessons in Year 5 and 6. When participating in swimming lessons a swimming kit comprising of swimwear, swimming hat and towel is required and any jewellery must be removed for health and safety purposes.
Our school invites professional sports representatives in to work with the pupils throughout the year. The sport professionals offer an extensive lunchtime and after school club programme for all Key Stages including EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) with a range of activities including mini skills, multi sports, gymnastics, cricket, football and netball. Our lunchtime provision for all children enables them to take part in a range of activities in ‘zoned‘ areas and gives children in Upper Phase (Years 5 and 6) the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in the role of Playground Leaders.
We also regularly attend competitions with local schools and community, during and after school hours which include inter-class competitions, cricket and athletic events.
To ensure all children have access to two lessons a week, it is vital they have a suitable change of clothing. Children are expected to wear the school PE kit which comprises of; shorts, tracksuit bottoms, leggings, t-shirt, trainers and pumps, for indoor PE and outdoor games.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the children at taught the key principles of exercise. They are encouraged to access a wide range of physical activity provision throughout the indoor and outdoor classroom as well as taking part in set PE sessions. Physical Development is one of the areas in the Early Years Foundation Stage where children learn to explore, experiment and refine their social, gross and fine motor skills. In Key Stage 1, children build on their early experiences and move into paired and group activities. They begin to play different games, explore and link actions, improve coordination and balance trough teaching if fundamental movement skills. They begin to express ideas and feelings about their own performances.
All pupils at Whoberley hall take part in indoor PE sessions in a t-shirt, shorts and pumps. Their outdoor sports wear includes trainers, joggers and jumpers (if it is cold).
Please follow the schools P.E policy for guidance in appropriate P.E wear for your child.