Physical Activity and Education is an important part of the curriculum. Each class has two PE lessons a week taught by their teacher. Over the course of the year, every class will also have a sequence of PE lessons delivered by a specialist sports coach from Key Sports. Children from Year 2, 3, 4 and 6 go swimming once a week for a whole term (Year 3 in Autumn, Year 4 Spring and Years 2 and 6 in summer). The children also take part in physical activity throughout the day through '5 a day', 'Go Noodle', lunchtime activities delivered by sports coaches and other activities.
We encourage the children to participate in competitions and take part in different events throughout the year. Every child will take part in an internal competition once per term- competing against the other class in their year group . Below you can see the PE curriculum map for both all year groups.
PE Curriculum Statement of Intent
At Welland Academy, we strive to inspire an active generation who enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. We aim to provide the children with a wide range of sporting opportunities, across a wide range of sports.
At Welland Academy, we offer a dynamic, varied and engaging program of activity to ensure that all children progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus imaginatively to achieve their personal goals. All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and using the medium of sport to increase their self-esteem. Furthermore, we aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.
The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. We are also committed to embedding life-long values associated with Physical Education such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play.
In swimming lessons, we provide opportunities for children to learn how to stay safe, become confident in the water and also meet the National Curriculum requirements of swimming 25m by the end of Year 6. We provide swimming lessons to those children in years 2,3,4 and 6.
Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. At Welland Academy, we aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being.