At Willow we provide pupils with the tools to develop sporting knowledge required to lead an active, healthy & balanced lifestyle that can be easily adapted for the future. Our curriculum develops a knowledge & understanding of fundamental movements, and how they can be applied to more physically demanding situations. We ASPIRE to develop enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject by offering a variety of opportunities to excel in their sporting experiences through collaboration and healthy competition. Children develop an understanding of the benefits to sustained periods of physical activitythrough a plethora of subjects such as fundamental movements, expression through gymnastics, dance, invasion games, striking and fielding, outdoor and adventurous activity, athletics and swimming. Our ambition is to facilitate an environment whereby children develop a variety of qualities that can be used to lead a healthy lifestyle. We endeavour to inspire our pupils, facilitating their curiosity, allowing them to analyse their own performance and the performance of others with the aspiration of always improving. Our Learning superpowers underpin our curriculum, creating social environments that encourage pupils to investigate, collaborate & evaluate; all whilst embedding a resilient attitude to learning.


PE lessons

PE is taught by our full time specialist Sports Coach and Sports Apprentice as well as class teachers.

The PE timetable  is as follows:

  • Reception - Thursday.
  • Year 1 - Monday and Wednesday. 
  • Year 2 - Tuesday and Friday.
  • Year 3 - Tuesday drama & PE Wednesday. 
  • Year 4 - Owls Monday & Thursday, Kestrels Monday & Friday.
  • Year 5 - Badgers Tuesday & Thursday, Otters Thursday & Friday.
  • Year 6 - Foxes Tuesday & PE Wednesday, Wildcats Tuesday & Friday.

We ask all pupils to come into school in their full PE kit on their allocated PE days, it is recommended that KS2 pupils have shin pads for this half term Yr 3/4 will be doing football and Yr 5/6 will be doing hockey. Many thanks our families for your support with this.

PE in Reception/ Foundation Stage

PE is a very important part of learning and children become more confident using gross motor skills. By the end of their time in Reception class, they will have good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. Children will be able to use various pieces of apparatus. Pupils have 1 taught PE lesson inside focusing on motor skills and physical development. Pupils have continual access to large climbing equipment, bikes scooters, balls, and large building blocks.

Walking to school challenge

Our school is delighted to be taking part in the WOW living streets walking to school challenge. Walking has so many benefits for both our physical & mental wellbeing! 

Remember to share any photos of your active journeys with Miss Moores at a.moores@willow.doncaster.uk. You can also share on social media using the hashtag #WALKINGFROMHOME


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