PE and School Sport
School Vision for PE and School Sport
The intent for our PE curriculum is to develop physical and mental resilience through the development, practice and refinement of skills and knowledge leading to engagement in competitive sport.
Our aim is also for children to enjoy being active in different ways for longer periods of time and to understand how this positively impacts on their physical and mental health.
In Physical Education children take part in a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities. Through these activities children are able to develop their fundamental movement skills, such as agility, balance and co-ordination, but they also have the opportunity to improve their personal, social and emotional development and learn about good sportsmanship. At Whitecote children learn that being active is fun and that it is important to take part in an active lifestyle. Children take part in 2 hours of PE every week which take place both indoors, in our school hall, as well as outdoors on the playground and playing fields. Year 4 also takes part in weekly swimming lessons which are held at Bramley Baths, where the programme includes water confidence, safety and stroke technique.
In Key Stage 1 children take part in dance, games, athletics and gymnastics.
In Key Stage 2 children take part in dance, games, swimming, athletics and gymnastics.
PE and Sport Premium
The Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020.
In 2020/21, Whitecote received £19,230 from the government. These funds were used in variety of ways to improve the quality of PE and to increase opportunities for different physical activities for the children at Whitecote. Click on the files below for further details on this.
The Spending and Impact of Sport Premium Funding
How will the PE & Sport Premium be spent in 2021-22?
Outdoor Learning and Physical Activity
We are excited to announce that we continue to have a Forest Schools instructor working with us this year. She will be in school each Friday, and all year groups will have the opportunity to experience these activities. The teachers/support staff will be learning as well!
The aim of this is to engage children in physical activity by utilising our outdoor space more effectively. The children will develop a variety of skills, such as teamwork, problem solving and self-regulation. They will do this through a variety of activities: den building, art/DT using natural materials, campfires, mini-beast hunts etc. The children will be also taught how to use tools safely (appropriate for their age), and they will be fully supervised by the Forest Schools instructor and school staff.
We will also be developing the outdoor learning space by installing an outdoor canopy classroom. This will allow the children to be more physically active outside in lessons while being able to return to a dry space outside.
We will also have support from a PE specialist teacher and a specialist gymnastics teacher. They will work with different staff and classes throughout the year to help us to continue to improve the quality of PE teaching and learning.
Outdoor Area Development
After-School Clubs 2021-22
KS2 Forest School
In 2020/21, we were involved in a variety of virtual competitions.
Our results were as follows:
1st KS1 Ball Skills
2nd UKS2 orienteering
1st Virtual Skipping
In 2019/20, we involved children in a variety of sporting competitions.
We took part in the West yorkshire School Games Virtual Sports Day.
We also took part in some virtual competitions again other local schools.
We achieved the School Games Mark Gold Award & School Games Mark Virtual Events Award.
Mark Virtual Events Award Results
KS1 Athletics - 2nd
Y6 Rounders - 2nd
Y6 Cricket - 3rd
Dodgeball January 2020
School Games Mark
Due to our hard work in PE and sports last year, we maintained our School's Games Mark ranking of gold!