The person responsible for developing P.E at our school is Miss A. Chiocchi
We, at Whiston Willis, strive to instil a love of physical education by inspiring children to become physically active for life. We want the children at our school to experience a range of activities that will enable them to develop their skills, health, fitness, and overall wellbeing. Children will succeed and excel in physically demanding activities and competitive sport, and this will support them socially and morally. Through PE lessons, competitions, and clubs, we hope to embed life-long values such as co-operation, resilience and collaboration.
Research shows that 10% of children in Knowsley start school obese. This is a figure that can be reduced if schools get children active every day and teach children the importance of a healthy lifestyle and educate them on the strategies to tackle this. Within our school we will support children to eat healthier, to be more active each day and to be educated on the benefits on this physically and mentally.
The children within EYFS are given opportunities daily to enhance and develop their physical development throughout their continuous provision opportunities both inside and outside. We also follow Get Set 4 PE https://www.getset4pe.co.uk/whatwedo. Children within EYFS receive PE lessons that will prepare them for the KS1 expectations of physical education. The lessons focus on children developing their fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and coordination and gaining some foundations for dance and gymnastics.
When teaching PE throughout KS1 and KS2, we follow the Rising Stars scheme 'Champions'. We feel that Champions is a well organised scheme that supports staff in the delivery of PE in a fun, exciting and safe way. Champions provides opportunities for children to not only develop their PE skills but to also improve their health and fitness through their different units of work. It is a holistic approach to the teaching of PE, which improves children’s fitness, develops their skills, and deepens their knowledge of health and wellbeing. We have found the vocabulary to be progressive within this scheme of work, focussing on repeating vocabulary and knowledge throughout the units of work.
KS1 curriculum is planned to allow for a skill lesson and fitness lesson each week and they cover units that will support their learning as they enter KS2. For KS2, we plan our P.E curriculum over a two-year cycle, teaching in phases as opposed to year groups, allowing us to cater to mixed classes. We enhance our P.E offer by supplementing the P.E curriculum: hiring highly skilled external P.E specialists to deliver aspects of our P.E. curriculum. This element supports all staff with relevant, up to date CPD that supports the quality of their PE lesson delivery.
Throughout their time at Whiston Willis children will have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and potentially be inspired to become the next athlete or sporting star. We aspire for children to dream, believe, achieve by adopting a positive mind-set and recognising that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.
To find out more about Rising Stars: Champions, click on the link below: