Wickersley Northfield Primary School

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Wickersley Northfield Primary School

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Sports at Wickersley Northfield

At Wickersley Northfield we provide a wide range of different sporting opportunities for our children, from competing against their personal best results to competing at local and regional finals. 

We have before and after school clubs run by Live and Learn and Rugby Tots, providing children with access to a range of different sports and activities. 

We have our activity track where KS1 children complete the daily mile in an afternoon and KS2 children can use it during their playtimes. 

This year we have been awarded the Silver School Games Award.

 

Please click here to find out more information about safeguarding children during sports.

Essential characteristics of Physical Education

At Wickersley Northfield, we intend to develop the following essential characteristics of Physical Education in all pupils:

  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
  • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
  • The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.

Breadth of Study: PE in the National Curriculum 

Key Stage 1 

  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
  • Swimming and water safety: take swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. 

Key Stage 2

  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as football, netball, rounders, cricket, hockey, basketball, badminton and tennis and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Take part in gymnastics activities.
  • Take part in athletics activities.
  • Perform dances.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Swimming and water safety: take swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

Sports Funding

Each year we are given Sports Premium Funding from the Government to spend on our sports and activities within school.  This years funding totaled £19600 and has been spent on PE CPD, coaching sessions for sports teams, Live and Learn Clubs, attendance at sports festivals and our new KS1 playground development.

See the link below for the Sports premium Funding Report for 2019/2020

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Threshold Concepts and Milestones

Key learning milestones at Wickersley Northfield will be taught under the threshold of one main physical education concept:  

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle- This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.

 

Long term planning 

Click here to see an overview of the progression of PE milestones taught from Year 1 to Year 6 at Wickersley Northfield

What are your children learning in PE this term?

Children in Year 1 to Year 6 have two PE sessions each week.  One is taught by their class teacher and one is taught during PPA. This means they will be learning two different sports or sets of skills each half term. 

Click on the links below to see what is being taught this half term. 

* The order of planning could be subject to change due to Covid-19 in addition to current teaching space restrictions following current school guidance. 

Intra-School Competitive Sport

Level 0 Competitions

This year all children in KS2 are going to be competing in a level 0 competition (aiming to beat their own personal bests).  Children will be completing a timed run around our running track each half term and recording their own personal times on their own record cards, aiming to improve their time each run. 

Level 1 Competitions

Each half term every child in KS2 will have the opportunity to take part in a competitive sporting event.  Working within their class or year group there will be a competition (round robin type of event) based on the sport or skill they have been learning in the previous few weeks. 

Live and Learn Sports

Live and Learn offer various before and after school sports clubs for all children from EYFS to Y6.  Have a look at their timetable for the clubs on offer this half term.

Click here to find out more about Live and Learn Sports.

Rugby Tots

Rugby Tots run a session on a Wednesday after school, which is available for children in EYFS and KS1.  Click here to find out more details about the class available at school. 

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