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The aim of Physical Education at Wendron Church of England Primary School is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
The school uses the Arena scheme of work which covers: Games (including team and competitive games, e.g. netball, hockey, football), Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Outdoor & adventurous activities. In addition, the children from Reception upwards have a series of ten swimming lessons each year at the local pool.
The children are continually assessed against the identified objectives in terms of their physical competence and personal development, behaviour and welfare. The majority of the children’s lessons are delivered either inside the school hall or outdoors on the school field or playground.
‘Wild Tribe’ outdoor learning lessons are delivered to each class and the children in Year 6 have the opportunity also to attend a residential experience to learn through outdoor and adventurous activities, including canoeing, abseiling, raft-building and climbing.
The children are taught to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.
Our school is a member of the Helston Sports Partnership and children have the opportunity to participate in a range of competitive tournaments and matches, inclusion festivals, clubs and experiences through liaison with other schools in the local area. Physical Education is seen as key to developing healthy lifestyles in young people and at Wendron School we provide a wide array of opportunities to develop this and sporting skills outside of the normal curriculum time.
Playtimes are an important part of our pupils being happy, healthy and ready to learn and our Playground Leaders encourage children to be as physically active as possible during the lunchtimes.
Our extra-curricular clubs are very popular, and there are a variety of clubs available for KS1 and KS2 pupils including: netball, football and rugby. The school also includes Bikeability training for the children in Years 5 & 6. By participating regularly in, and helping to lead, a broad spectrum of activities our pupils have a channel of learning that allows each of them, regardless of ability, to meet physical challenges, develop essential motor skills, assess individual abilities, appreciate the fun and joy of human movement, and at the same time develop strategies for improvement.
We aim to give children an enthusiasm for sport and an active lifestyle that will last a lifetime. Our mission in physical education is to develop each pupil to his/her fullest potential for future success in society. Physical Education teaches how and why the body moves and promotes the mental and social development of the child through physical activity and leadership. At Wendron School, Physical Education is also committed to providing all pupils with the knowledge and skills to become healthy and active individuals. By participating regularly in and helping to lead a broad spectrum of activities - both during and after school - students have a channel of learning that allows each of them, regardless of ability, to meet physical challenges, develop essential motor skills, assess individual abilities, appreciate the fun and joy of human movement, and at the same time develop strategies for improvement.