Physical education motivates, prepares and inspires lifelong participation in regular physical activity including informal, recreational and competitive sporting activities. Prior Weston Physical Education is an innovative and forward thinking that aims to empower every student and encourage lifelong participation in physical activity through personalized learning.
Our inclusive curriculum meets the needs of our diverse community and creates a rich, stimulating learning environment, in which every individual is able to develop their distinctive talents and individual aspirations to achieve their full potential as a lifelong learner. We strive for students to achieve excellence.
Students in KS2 follow a broad and balanced curriculum including the following activities; Athletics, Dance, Cricket, Invasion Games, Gymnastics, Tennis, Multi Skills, Outdoor Education, Rounders, Swimming and Inclusion Sport. KS1 cover the following sports in their curriculum Multi Skills, Bat and Ball Skills, Mini Athletics, Mini Tennis, Dance and Gymnastics.
All students are assessed in each activity using the National Curriculum levels of attainment, alongside an effort and behaviour mark.
We believe active lifestyles enable young people to develop healthy and fit habits that will stay with them forever. The school provides opportunities to try out a variety of activities after-school, which broadens and extends the activities on offer in the curriculum. We recognise the educational value of appropriate competitive school sport and the part it plays in the personal development of all young people. It has the capacity to develop sporting behaviour, raise self-esteem and encourage social inclusion. Competitive sport can prepare young people for the competitive challenges they will face in life.
All students must bring a PE kit into school for both PE lessons (one with class teacher and one with PE specialist); the expectations for PE kit are outlined below.
Students must bring a change of top and bottoms which is different from their clothes they come to school in. The shoes for PE must be practical trainers.
For PE all children (Year 1 – Year 6) need:
- A T-shirt or long sleeved top which will allow movement easily, white where possible.
- Shorts or track-suit bottoms, the material needs to be soft again to allow movement. Navy where possible.
- Kit must be labelled with the students name and class.
- Jewelry to be removed prior to coming to school (no earrings, necklaces etc.)
- Long hair tied back
- A bag to keep these in at school
Please note year 1 can attend school in their PE kit, please ensure they have appropriate clothing on the PE days.
PE Kit should be worn for PE lessons (each class has two PE lessons per week) After School sporting clubs.
Swimming Kit for KS2
- Swimming costume or swimming shorts (not loose fitting)
- Swimming hat
- Goggles if required
Years 3, 4 and 5 will have one term of swimming, one hour per week on a Thursday afternoon.