Purpose of Study for PE
At Wimborne First School, we are passionate about giving our pupils opportunities to succeed and excel in a range of physical activities. We want our pupils to feel confident and secure about their bodies and become physically active. We believe that we provide our pupils with a safe and positive environment which enables them to be inspired to enjoy physical activity.
Our Physical Education curriculum complements our PSHE Jigsaw Curriculum in teaching our pupils the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle.
Aims of PE
Through PE, all pupils should:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
be physically active for sustained periods of time
be engaged in competitive sports and activities
understand values such as fairness and respect
be encouraged to lead healthy, active lives
(Taken from The National Curriculum - DFE; 2013)
Wimborne First also aims:
To encourage pupils to work and play independently and with others in a range of situations.
To develop their knowledge and understanding of health related fitness and what is meant by a healthy lifestyle.
To develop a range of desirable, personal and social qualities such as sportsmanship, communication and how to be a good team member.
Early Years (Reception)
During Early Years, the children learn to move in different ways. They develop their awareness of others when moving around a space and practise changing speed and direction when they are moving. A large focus in Reception is for the children to develop their coordination through activities such as throwing and catching a ball or jumping and landing safely. As well as their PE lessons, children in reception also work on developing their balance through gymnastics activities. Reception children take part in daily 'Storycises' where they develop their core strength and stability by performing actions linked to a story.
Key Stage One (Year 1 and Year 2)
In Key Stage One the children learn to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing their balance, agility and co-ordination; they begin to apply these in a range of activities. They learn to follow rules by participating in team games and developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. The children also learn to use simple movement patterns to perform dances. As well as their PE lessons, children in Year 1 also take part in daily physical activities through 'Dough-disco', while in Year 2 the children are enjoying taking part in 'Just dance' sessions.
Key Stage Two (Year 3 and Year 4)
The children in Key Stage Two learn to further develop their basic skills by using running, jumping, throwing and catching in combination as well as in isolation. They develop their flexibility, strength control and balance through a range of activities including gymnastics and athletics. The children learn to participate in competitive games and have the opportunity to attend tournaments and festivals with other local schools, including in tag rugby, tennis, cricket, football and athletics.
The children in Key Stage Two will also develop their ability to compare their performances with previous ones and work towards a achieving a personal best.
As well as their PE lessons, children in Year 3 take part in daily 'Take 10' sessions and in Year 4 they participate in 'Go Noodle' activities.
For information on the PE Premium, please find it on Key Documents under the Funding heading
"The primary sports funding is being used to good effect"
"Pupils' achievement in physical education is good because of the impact of the primary sports funding" (Ofsted Report, February 2015)
Multi-skills fun session
During February, our playground ambassadors set up a multi skills fun session to help their peers in year 3 and 4 to become more active; the children organised their peers into teams and set up some fun challenges. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The children learnt:
"Not to give up"
"It's important to try"
"To keep your feet together when jumping"
"To not give up and persevere"
"It doesn't matter how your friends did"
Other feedback given:
"I will play the games at playtime because they are fun"
"The playground ambassadors helped by cheering me on"
"I liked working as a team because it helped me if I get mixed up"
"The playground ambassadors showed us what to do"
"I prefer working as a team because I get more encouraged"
Playground Ambassadors support children with becoming more active
Since their training, our playground ambassadors have been busy helping their friends to become more active at play times. They have updated the playground equipment so each class now has their own playtime box filled with equipment to help encourage active playtime. They introduced this to the school through an assembly and have been supporting their peers during play times as well as setting up games for KS1 and Reception pupils during their play times.
"I have made playtimes better by playing fun games"
"It's fun to help other people"
"I help everyone at playtimes"
"I have improved playtimes by going around other people"
Wimborne First School links with Wimborne Town Football Club
Over the last few years, we have been working closely with our local football club to develop staff CPD and support our children in developing their skills. Please see the attached the article that was in the programme for a Wimborne Town Football Club's match against Kings Langley.
At Wimborne First School we are participating in an exercise initiative called 'The Daily Mile' and what an absolutely brilliant start we have had!
At least twice a week, the children and teachers come into school, change into their trainers and we all run together. It is a brilliant way to keep fit and healthy, as well as having fun with our friends!
What is the Golden Mile?
The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable health initiative aiming to inspire and encourage the school community through physical activity with the focus on fun, rewarding personal achievement and school competition. The children collect a token for their class each time they complete a lap of the track. The class with the most improved score from the previous week is celebrated in assembly and the children will receive an trophy for their classroom. The children can set their own personal goals and targets by comparing their scores each week.
The children have discussed what they like about the mile:
- "I like trying to get more laps"
- "I like running"
- "You get so much exercise"
- "I like it when we collect more sticks"
- "I like being able to get the trophy"
Our year 3 and 4 girls and boys football teams have been busy training with Matty from Wimborne Town Football Club. The children have also had the opportunity to attend 2 football festivals with children from other schools. They have practised their skills and played in games; working together to play well and score lots of goals. We are really proud of the effort, enthusiasm and team work that they have shown. Well done!
Following on from the festival, the children were asked to feedback on their day. This is a selection of some of their comments:
- "I didn't realise how fun football was"
- "It was fun"
- "I now like more sport"
- "I learnt loads of new football skills"
- "You get to meet other people from other schools"
- "It's fun, encouraging and challenging"
- "I didn't like football before and now I do"
- "I never knew how fun football was"
During October, some of our Year 4 children attended training day at Ferndown Upper School to become Bronze Level Playground Ambassadors. The children trained and learnt how to become play leaders and how to encourage others to be active, work as a team and build confidence. It was a brilliant day and the children are very keen to lead some new playground developments and develop their own Ambassador's playground zone at Wimborne First.
Watch this space to find out more!
School games Mark
We have been awarded the 'School Games Gold Mark'. (July 2018)
This award recognises that:
- A high percentage of children participate in at least one extra curricular activity
- We provide 2 hours of PE per week during curriculum time
- We hold regular intra school sports competitions
- We participate in number of events and competitions with local schools
- We value PE and report events in our newsletters, on our website, and within school
- We have links with the local sports clubs, including the tennis, football and cricket club
Last year, these are some of the PE events that we did!
Wake and Shake
WAKE AND SHAKE (Spring 1).
Gymnastics and Orienteering Festival
On Tuesday 30th January, some children from Year 3 and Year 4 were given the opportunity to attend a gymnastic and orienteering morning at Allenbourn Middle School. Mrs Ferre and Mr Best walked the children there, where they enjoyed a morning learning new skills in gymnastics and orienteering. The children had a brilliant time and feel more confident in gymnastics movements and map reading activities.
"It was fun to solve the problems and we even used maths to help us!"
"I loved the gymnastics and learning how to do different rolls!"
"We had to work in a team to solve problems and find the next clue!"
Year 1 Sports Festival
On Thursday 16th November, Mice class were extremely lucky to have the opportunity to attend a sports festival at St James' First School. Along with other local schools, the children spent the morning participating in a carousel of activities. From practising their hockey skills to completing relay challenges, the children participated in a range of sporting activities that developed many different skills. It was a wonderful morning and the children thoroughly enjoyed it!
"I like seeing other children from different schools and playing games with them"
"I loved the relay challenge"
Wellies and Waterproofs
What a fantastic fab finish we had in our final session of Wellies and Waterproofs!
With the fire pit roaring and the sun shining (thanks to Change of Life group and Mr Best for setting and starting the pit), the children thoroughly enjoyed snuggling up, singing songs and eating hot dogs cooked from the fire. This was followed by toasting marshmallows which was clearly their favourite part! After a 6 week block of sessions of exploring the outdoors and nature, all the children of the group from both KS1 and KS2 learned how to work as part of a team, problem solving, building confidence and self esteem.
Miss Thomas said "I observed each pupil grow in their confidence and independence and it was a privilege to support them and teach them about the outdoor world."
Silver School Games Mark 2016 - 2017
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. Our sporting achievements this year include: attending football, tennis, netball, water sports and tag rugby events. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.