At Woodlea Junior School, we have the vision that children will enjoy and understand the importance of Physical Education. We hope to give children the knowledge of skills and games that they can take forward into their later life. We aim to do this through quality first teaching and the opportunity to challenge themselves to be the best that they can be.
At Woodlea Junior School, PE is taught by all staff, all of whom have a great enthusiasm for teaching the subject. As a school, we have employed a HLTA who is a P.E. specialist to be our P.E. Lead. They will deliver P.E lessons to all pupils and CPD to staff throughout the year.
Promoting a healthy and active lifestyles is a priority a Woodlea Junior School. As a school, we aim to foster a love of physical activity and its importance in living a healthy active lifestyle. We want to give our pupils the opportunity to enjoy physical activity and give them the chance to be competitive both with themselves, classmates and pupils from other schools. We aim for as many children as a possible to take part in wide variety of extra curricular sporting activities. This will give them the opportunity and skills needed to represent Woodlea Juniors in inter- school competitions. It will also encourage them to join sports clubs outside school.
At Woodlea Juniors are ever evolving in our efforts to meet the needs of our child. In in our long term planning, we have identified areas that we need to aim to develop. We currently utilise iPep for our PE planning. Through using iPep we can guarantee the link and progression of skills from year three to six. Within our carefully planned curriculum, skill based lessons are delivered covering five different areas of sport: athletics, gymnastics, dance, striking and fielding and invasion games.
In line with the Association for Physical Education's outcomes for high quality PE, our curriculum embeds the qualities such as; fair play; communication and team work. These are skills that our children are able to transfer throughout the curriculum. PE lessons we deliver provide our children with a confident understanding of basic skills in year three developing to a competent understanding of tactical awareness in year six. During our PE lessons (gymnastics and dance), we make links to wider curriculum topics such as the Stone Age, Greeks and Romans.
Children at Woodlea Junior School enjoy PE. They thoroughly enjoy learning about different sports and different skills. They have a good knowledge of the skills and can articulate their understanding of what they are doing and learning.
Through our curriculum and use of iPep, we can see a clear development of skills within our children. The skills that we cover through our lessons are being seen across other areas of the school. Links made in lessons that link to wider curriculum subjects are helping to secure understanding of learning in both PE and other subjects.
The football team represented the school in the the Leyland school’s competition recently. The boys played excellently and showed great sportsmanship. We were victorious over the two week league and are Leyland School champions. On November 30th, we will be taking part in the South Ribble Schools final.
The girls’ football team entered the Leyland District tournament and finished a respectable fifth position out of 10 teams. This was an excellent result for such a young, new team. All the girls showed resilience, determination and great sportsmanship. This is a solid foundation to build on, ready for the District tournament, which will take place in the Summer term.
Year 5 enjoyed their Bikeability sessions. They learnt first how to safely ride on the playground and then , went out onto the road to learn and practice manoeuvres.