At Whittingham, Physical Education is underpinned by our school values (Whittingham Way), the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum/Early Years Foundation Stage and delivered through our school ethos ‘The best in everyone’. Pupils will become physically educated through experiencing a range of activity areas that:
- build confidence to take part in physical activity
- develop competence in a range of physical skills and develop creativity, decision-making and problem-solving capabilities
- create resilient learners who are confident and equipped to take on different challenges and respect each other
- develop collaboration and partnerships and encourage children to make positive contributions and have empathy for others
- promotes a healthy lifestyle where children love being active .
Children participate in high-quality P.E lessons twice a week, covering at least two different sports/skills per term.
All classes participate in a variety of activities which ensure that the children are meeting the daily 30 minutes of physical exercise at school. This includes the activity wall and trim trail, active playtimes and lunchtimes and our three Multi Sports Clubs per week. Teachers use, and adapt, whole school planning and resources (Rising Stars) to ensure lessons across years show progression.
Classes follow the PE long term planning to ensure pupils participate in a broad and balanced curriculum. Children participate in a variety of competitive sports as part of the Waltham Forest School Sport Partnership and attend sports festivals for Key Stage 1 and 2. Children in year 6 participate in the Bikeability sessions in the summer term delivered by Waltham Forest. Children in year 6 have the opportunity to have 10 weeks of swimming (autumn and spring term).We provide children the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities that are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s physical activity. We track children who attend these sessions and identify target children. Annually, the school celebrates ‘Sports Week’ to educate and promote a healthy lifestyle and physical activity. Children engage in a wide range of inclusive, competitive activities and sports. A very strong emphasis is placed on Sportsmanship, Teamwork and Sporting attitude as well as sporting ability. The school has achieved the Silver School Games Award (2019) in recognition for our ongoing commitment and achievement in the school games programme.
Click here to access the PE Curriculum Map.