At Willow Primary School, we believe that all children can find enjoyment and satisfaction from taking part in physical activity and P.E. is promoted as an important part of our curriculum.
We offer a wide range of sports within the curriculum and extra curricular sports clubs are available each day after school. We are a successful sporting school and our cross country, football, gymnastics, swimming, cricket and athletics teams have competed successfully in local, regional and national competitions and tournaments.
Our aim in teaching P.E. is:
- to acquire new, and develop existing, skills and be able to select and apply these in a variety of situations.
- to develop a knowledge and understanding of fitness and health by fostering a positive attitude towards physical activities.
- to develop a feeling of enjoyment and achievement through providing opportunities to express ideas and feelings in a form of non verbal communication.
- to develop positive attitudes to physical endeavour including perseverance, fair play and sporting behaviour and the ability to cope with success and failure.
We use the Your PE scheme; this is an online platform with an innovative scheme of work ranging from Foundation up to Year 6 across all areas of the PE curriculum.
All pupils have the opportunity to participate in and experience gymnastics, dance, swimming, games, outdoor and adventurous activities and athletics.
Our curriculum aims to promote a balanced & healthy lifestyle for all children at Willow, whilst incorporating the values & disciplines that PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about our Learning Superpowers (Resilience, Evaluation, Collaboration and Investigation), that to be successful you need to take responsibility of your own wellbeing. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these life skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.
The Daily Mile
At Willow we encourage healthy competition, each day all children in Key Stage 2 compete against each other to complete the most laps around the daily mile course.
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.
PE is taught by our full time specialist Sports Coach and Sports Apprentice as well as class teachers. Our Year 5 pupils have swimming lessons at the local pool.
The PE timetable is as follows:
Year1- Monday and Tuesday
Year2- Tuesday and Wednesday
Year3- Wednesday and Thursday Frogs, Friday Newts.
Year4- Monday and Thursday Kestrels, Friday Owls
Year5- Swimming - Otters Tuesday, Badgers Wednesday and PE on Thursday
Year6- Tuesday (Drama Autumn term) and PE Wednesday
We ask all pupils to come into school in their full PE kit on their allocated PE days. Many thanks our families for your support with this.
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After school and Breakfast clubs
We offer a range of extended schools clubs that promote health, fitness and sport.
Our clubs include Street Dance, Cheer-leading, Tae Kwon Do, Football with Doncaster Rovers, Basketball, Military Boot Camp style with Scotties Heroes and Yoga.