At Wigton Moor we are proud to offer a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum. Physical Education refers to curriculum lessons that aim to meet the requirements of the PE National Curriculum, however, running alongside this is physical activity (any opportunity to be active in the day) and school sports (competitive events both internally and against other school). The school ethos is at the heart of all of these areas – Everyone learns and everyone achieves because everyone matters.
Our intent for PE, School Sport and Physical Activity goes far beyond the program of study for the National Curriculum and we have passion for this curriculum area. We want our pupils to:
We hope to achieve this through a no ceiling differentiated approach, which meets the needs of all pupils, including pupils with SEND and the most able pupils.
Physical education, school sport and physical activity by its very nature gives us so much opportunity to develop the whole child. It gives some pupils the opportunity to excel where they may struggle in other areas and gives pupils opportunities outside of the classroom. We also hope to use and to teach pupils that PESSPA can help improve concentration in other areas of the curriculum; to make links between theory and practice – to deepen understanding; and to maintain concentration for longer and longer.
At Wigton Moor we are proud to offer a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum. Physical Education refers to curriculum time lessons that aim to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum however running alongside this is physical activity (any opportunity to be active in the day) and school sports (competitive events both internally and against other school). The school ethos is at the heart of all of these areas – Everyone learns and everyone achieves because everyone matters.
All aspects of physical education and physical activity aims to support the physical development of all pupils. The physical development of pupils can have massive impact on a child’s life, opportunities and activities. We feel strongly that physical activity can also link with mental health. Our aim is to use physical education to develop the child as a whole.
A range of physical activities both competitive and non-competitive give pupils a meaningful life-long love of sports. As well as allowing pupils to experience competition.
Physical education, physical activity and school sports aims to promote fair play and good sporting behaviour. Through evaluation and team work we also hope to develop the empathy and compassion for other. Through our bespoke Sports Leaders program we hope to embed a lifelong personal investment in sport. In all year groups pupils are taught safely but also explicitly taught to identify their own risks: leading to pupils managing and assessing their own and their peers’ risks.
Diversity and Cultural Capital
Physical education, activity and school sports are and should be inclusive to all and at Wigton Moor we ensure that all are lessons are inclusive. Included in the curriculum some Paralympic activities and through assemblies Paralympics and disability sports are addressed. A range of dances from around the world are included in the curriculum to both broaden the experiences for all the pupils but also demonstrate the vast range of opportunities that are available to all.
The ultimate aim is that pupils leave Wigton Moor Primary school with a knowledge of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a life-long love of sport and physical activity with pupils taking part at sport to a high standard.
We hope to achieve the intent through a bespoke long term plan that is designed to meet the needs of our pupils and give pupils a broad range of physical activities and sports. The long term plan also highlights pathways to other events held in our local area and includes competitive events in all units of work. Our lessons are adapted to meet the needs of the pupils and additional resources can be used to support pupils who are struggling or to challenge more able pupils. Staff are supported in their subject knowledge by in house training and through the PE and Sport Premium.
See the overview of the Long Term Plan below:
Please note that this plan may have changed based on COVID restrictions.
The impact of PESSPA is reviewed using a variety of different strategies. Firstly, pupils are given the opportunity to compete in every unit we do – this is similar to assessment quadrants seen in other curriculum areas; they are taught to assess their own ability; assessment for learning is used regularly in lessons; the PE co-ordinator takes feedback from pupils via surveys and discussions; and planning is regularly reviewed to ensure we are still making progress to meet our curriculum intent. We also review this curriculum area through external sources – such as the school games mark (see below for our current awards). This is how we know children have learnt more and remembered more.
See below for the weekly activity timetable and a link to the school calendar - this will have extra curricular events and activities that occur throughout the year. These will keep changing as we are entered in different events so keep checking this regularly.
We regularly take feedback from pupils regarding PE, School Sport and Physical Activity and are constantly striving to do better. Below are some of the data from our surveys.
During our latest survey we asked pupils to describe their PE in one word. This is the result:
We have set up and are running a football league for Year 5 and 6 pupils.
There are currently eleven other schools in the league, these are schools in our local cluster and further afield as well. This helps to promote team work, school spirit, to develop and refine skills in a competitive environment.
The matches are spread out over the year and the winning school will be given the Wigton Moor, North of Leeds Football League Cup to present in their school for the following year.
More information about 2017/18 season to follow! Keep checking here for the latest information.
Well done all those involved!