Our PE Curriculum
As a school, we promise that all of our children will experience a wide variety of sports and physical activity, engage in competition and understand the importance of health and wellbeing by the time they leave us.
Over the school year, our children will access a range of different sports. Our long term plan gives the children the opportunity to develop their PE skills whilst experiencing many different types of activity.
Through PE, we aim to develop an understanding of the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. This is accomplished through development of physical skills alongside social skills e.g. resilience, teamwork, communication.
Our children participate in an afternoon of PE each week led by their class teacher. Each lesson contains a skill focus which is later applied to appropriate competitive games. The expectation for all of our PE lessons is for teachers to maximise the time and opportunities for the children to be active.
The structure of the long term plan is devised so that mastery of fundamental movement skills and national curriculum skills is achieved throughout a child’s school career.
A rolling program of staff CPD has been running for the past 5 years led by outstanding PE practitioners. This consists of termly sessions focussing on subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches to be used during the lessons.
By the time our children leave us, we hope to engender a love of exercise and activity and the knowledge of how to maintain this throughout their lives. Most children leave us having mastered the basic skills in PE and a confidence to further engage in the subject when they go to high school.
PE Long Term Plan:
Sport at St Wulstan's
St Wulstan's are part of the Newcastle School Sport Partnership and enter a number of both competitive and non-competitive competitions throughout the year. These enable children to explore their sporting talents and compete against and with other schools in the local area. Below is an outline of the different competitions that run throughout the year.
Year 5 and 6 Cross country
Year 5 and 6 Sportshall Athletics
Year 5 and 6 Boys Football tournament
Year 5 and 6 Netball tournament
KS2 Sports for all
Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby
Year 3 and 4 Tag Rugby
Year 3 and 4 Boys Football tournament
Year 5 and 6 Swimming Gala
Year 5 and 6 Athletics
Year 5 and 6 Rounders
KS2 Inclusive Sports day