Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical education takes a pivotal role within Wildridings Primary School across all Year groups. We ensure that a variety of sports across the academic year are taught to extend, create and challenge all varying levels of ability. This is based on fundamental movements (walking, running, throwing, jumping, etc) at early years, progressing towards key stage 2 where children need to demonstrate accuracy, control, co-ordination and work effectively as a team. Team work is an essential attribute that is installed into children at Wildridings Primary School so they can apply a tactical knowledge within a group that will benefit them inside and outside the classroom.

A key sporting highlight this term is the introduction of our very own ‘Wildridings Sports Captains’. In order to become a Wildridings Sports Captain, children within Year 5, had to study what the job entails and perform a speech to the whole of Year 5. Thus far, the introduction of the Sports Captains has highlighted an improvement on lunchtime games, introduction of new after school clubs and the potential for new outdoor equipment through asking ALL year groups.

Since the start of the academic year, Wildridings Primary School have already participated in a variety of sports events that spam across Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in order to raise our participation levels across all sports. Competitions such as;

  • Year 5/6 Netball tournament

  • Year 3/4 football tournament,

  • Years 4/5/6 Cross country event

  • Various competitive Year 5/6 football fixtures

  • Year 3/4 Tag Rugby festival

  • Year 5/6 Tag Rugby.

These are known as our ‘Autumn Sports’. In order for the children to arrive to competitions with the best preparation, children participate in after school clubs and lunchtime games. This includes an Netball after school club where 20+ children attend and a Cross Country/ Athletics club where 40 children attend. As well as this, we have also hired a qualified dance teacher to teach the indoor PE, across the school, alongside the class teachers’ outdoor PE sessions.