PE at Woodheys Primary School plays a vital part of everyday school life. All pupils have two hours of PE timetabled each week to cover the six main areas of the National Curriculum which are dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. Swimming is offered for children in KS2. A healthy lifestyle is also promoted. Alongside the PE Curriculum the children have the opportunity to participate in numerous after school sports clubs including football, netball, multi sports, ice skating, skiing and cheer leading. A selection of these are offered at different times throughout the school year.
Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self esteem are the forefront of our PE delivery. Children in Nursery, Reception and KS1 develop the fundamental skills such as aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement. In KS2 children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of invasion games such as football, basketball, netball, tag rugby and hockey. These skills are also transferrable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders, together with net games such as tennis and volleyball.
Children are given the opportunity to participate in the local school primary festivals and competitions. This increases their opportunity to compete with other schools in a variety of sports.