“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity” – John F Kennedy

 

Curriculum Coverage

Every year group delivers a curriculum based on the Wirral PE scheme of work. We teach a range of different areas including Gymnastics, Dance, Games and Athletics.  A number of our PE lessons are taught by Premier Sport coaches who specialise in various areas of expertise and are currently teaching Year 3 and 4 this term. A dance specialist from Premier Sport will be teaching Year 5 next half term. In the summer term 2017, Year 2 and Year 6 benefited from the expertise of a qualified gym coach from Total gymnastics, a gym initiative managed by the Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle. This was a huge success in terms of the children’s enjoyment as well as their increased knowledge and skill. The sessions will be continuing later this year with two different year groups.

All children in Year 4, 5 and 6 are taken swimming, each completing a 5 hour block. They are assessed against the National Curriculum standard using the online Swimphony assessment package. 76% of our Year 6 children achieved National Curriculum Level swimming a distance of 25m using a variety of strokes. In Year 4 and Year 6 pupils have the opportunity to take part in outdoor pursuit activities during residential stays at Barnston Dale and Oaklands.

Events

Building on a number of competitions attended last year we have the following tournaments arranged for this academic year:

 

Premier Sport Competitions

Gym Festival – Tuesday 5th December – 09:30 – 11:30 – Bedford Drive Primary KS1

Athletics/Striking and Fielding – Tuesday 24th April – 09:30 – 14:00 West Kirby Primary Y3/4

G&T Invasion Games – Tuesday 12th June – 09:30 – 14:00 – St Werburghs Primary Y5/6

Fencing Competition – Monday 22nd January – 16:00 – 17:30 – West Kirby Primary Y4/5/6

Cheerleading Festival – Summer 2 Term – KS2

 

Football Competitions

Premier League schools tournament Liverpool FC

Premier League schools tournament Everton FC

Houlighan Cup Y5&6

Corgi Cup Y4&5

 

Dance Competition

Wirral Dance Festival – Birkenhead Park School – Wednesday 28th March

The children will also be celebrating Sports Relief in March with a sports fundraising event taking part in a competition against other classes.

 

Premier Sports – Autumn Term

Monday after school club – Dodge ball Y3 & 4

Tuesday after school club – Football – F2 & KS1

Wednesday after school club – Dodge ball – Y5&6

Edsential – Autumn Term

Thursday after school – Street Dance – Autumn 1

Thursday after school – Futsal Y3&4 – Autumn 2

Premier Sports – Spring Term

Monday after school – Dodge ball KS2

Tuesday after school – KS1 Football

Wednesday after school – Archery & Fencing KS2

Premier Sports – Summer Term

3 clubs still to be confirmed

Beth Tweddle Gym Club

Summer Term: Thursday after school KS2 Gym club

Year 5 & 6 Football Club

Every Thursday after school

Years 5 & 6 Girls Football Club

Every Friday Lunch time

Year 5 & 6 Dance Club

Spring Term – Monday after school

Edsential Parent/Child Workshops:

Spring 1: Family cooking – 6 weeks – Tuesday afternoon curriculum time

Summer 1:  Family activity – 6 weeks after school club

 

 

FOUNDATION SUBJECT REPORT TO GOVERNORS – SPRING 2018 – PHYSICAL EDUCATION :
PE Foundation Subjects report for Governors.docx