Our Physical Education curriculum offers a broad range of activities to allow our children to make and sustain healthy, active life choices. We aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sports and other character-building activities, whilst embedding those important values of fairness and respect. At Wellesley we follow the scheme Get Set 4 PE to allow for smooth transitions and clever learning connections from EYFS to Year 6. Implementation
In EYFS we will give plenty of opportunities for the children to be active, move themselves and objects in a variety of ways and learn how to negotiate space safely. This will be taught through simple games activities, responding to a stimulus, and gymnastics.
In KS1 we focus on developing competently and confidently key movement skills in a variety of different activities. They will perform these individually and with others and also will start to engage in competitive and co-operative situations.
In KS2 the children will develop these fundamental skills further by learning how to use them in different ways. Through games, dance and gymnastic activities they will have opportunities link actions together and make sequences of movement. During the lessons children will have chance to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other. As well as time to improve on key skills, evaluate performances and recognise their own success. KS2 children will go swimming with their class once during the school year in a hope to swim 25 metres or further before they leave Wellesley.
Assessment is completed through class discussion and observations of how children have used the key skills in a performance or game situation.
Our curriculum is enriched by specialised sport coaches and we also aim to run a variety of school sports clubs during lunchtime times and after school. At the beginning of the year, we train our Year 6 children to be Sports Leaders, who then have opportunities to deliver a variety of fun and engaging games for the younger children in the school.
Special sporting events are held throughout the school year giving the children chances to join together as a whole school and work with their house team. We also aim to provide a range of opportunities to represent Wellesley in competitions with other schools in the area.
Impact Children at Wellesley are equipped with an ambitious Physical Education curriculum and this is evidenced in their performances and when you talk to the children. As pupils progress through the school, they develop a range of skills and understanding of a variety of sports. This equips them to make healthy choices and supports their mental health and wellbeing. Read our PE Intent
Multi-Sports Dance Gymnastics Athletics Playground Games