Physical Education (PE)
What is our Philosophy?
At The Winchcombe School, we recognise the importance of regular physical activity and aim to give children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. Our ambition is that all children experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness, life choices and self -confidence. We believe that participation in sporting activity is a key element of developing a school in which pupils are proud of the community in which they belong. Therefore, emphasis is given upon additional sporting opportunities beyond the lesson. Children engage in competitive sports and activities in lessons and through other sporting events, learning how to be fair and have respect for others.
What is taught?
Building on children’s prior knowledge and skills, we develop their fundamental movement, creative and evaluative skills alongside their agility, balance and coordination. Children are challenged to gain competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities both in individual and team or group situations. Across the school children develop their knowledge and understanding in Gymnastics, Dance, Team Games, Athletics, Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Swimming.
How it’s taught?
Every child receives two PE sessions a week. We have a dedicated sports coach who oversees and develops both the quality of sports provision across our school and helps foster an enthusiasm for life-long physical activity. The Cambridgeshire Scheme of Work provides the backbone for the teaching of PE. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others).