Physical education is defined as learning to develop and care for the human body through movements produced by skeletal muscles.
At Westbury Infants, the prime purpose of PE is for all children to develop an understanding of the significant benefits that leading a physically active lifestyle will have on their lives.
Our broad and balanced curriculum will give all children the chance to experiment, practise and compete in an enjoyable, stimulating and appropriately challenging environment. The range of activities, along with high quality teaching, seek to ensure children enjoy success and are motivated to further develop their health and fitness.
This year, pupils in Reception will develop their key skills, including throwing and catching; running and jumping; agility; balance and co-ordination as well as key skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication.
This is taught through multi-skills lessons and the introduction of specific sports such as gymnastics and archery. Dance is an important part of our PE curriculum.
Dance and movement aims to contribute to the child’s physical, artistic, linguistic, social and cultural education. As well as learning specific dance skills and styles, it is also taught in conjunction with other subjects. Topics are used as a stimulus to extend learning and knowledge in other academic areas. Children learn how to express and communicate ideas and understanding in the physical form.
We are constantly upgrading our equipment and facilities to further enhance our pupils learning experience.
All children must wear a suitable PE kit. Please refer to our PE policy for details.
Useful PE Websites
Here are a few useful websites to keep the children moving and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A number of these websites the children are very familiar with as we begin our school day with a Just Dance for Kids or a Cosmic Kids dance. Then after lunch, during wet playtimes or towards the end of the day we include a Cosmic Kids time to. Have lots of fun trying them out at home.
Joe Wicks Youtube daily 9am helps improve stamina and strength for all the family
Gonoodle get moving – dance to pop music
Just dance kids- dance to a variety of music and improve coordination
Cosmic kids- yoga to develop strength and better mental health
Personal Best Challenges
Welcome to our Personal Best Challenges. Over the next few weeks you can challnege yourself on each acitivity to see if you can beat your starting point by achieving your Personal Bests. Ask a brother, sisiter or grown up to time and count how many you can achieve in 30 seconds and record it on the chart. Practice daily and then after 1 week record your results again and try and beat your previous score. Send in your results so that we can track your progress and celebrate your hard work.
We will also have a completition to see which class takes part the most, highest score per class and year group and if we get a great response we could even challenges other schools to take part too. Parents and brothers and sisters can also join in too. Have fun.
At Westbury Infants, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children.
We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Primary School’s Sports Funding
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding.
The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses of the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits
- Please click on the link to see the our latest Sports Funding Report.