Physical Education at Wheatley
At Wheatley CE we believe that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, plays a unique and vital contribution to a pupil's physical development and well-being. Both the PE curriculum and extra-curricular sport and physical activities aim to improve the quality of life for all children, through providing opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for a healthy and active lifestyle.
We offer a selection of sport and well being extra-curricular activities for pupils across the whole school and work hard to provide a broad range of clubs that will engage as many pupils as possible. Examples of recent clubs include street dance, football, multi-sports and netball.
Each year we participate in a range of sporting festivals, competitions and tournaments including athletics, cross-country, football (including the popular girls' football festival), hockey and netball. We have previously also taken part in a gymnastics competition, tag rugby tournaments and swimming galas.
The school also takes part in the annual Area Sports with the Wheatley Partnership Schools where children take part in a range of athletic events. Each year we look for as many opportunities as possible for children throughout the school to take part in as much sport as possible, both competitive and non.
Primary School PE and Sports Grant
The government provides additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and Sport in schools.
How much does the school receive and how do we spend it?
Last year (2017-18) we received £19,130. Please click here to see how we have used this money to improve pupil opportunity and outcomes.
At Wheatley CE, we believe that swimming is a very important life skill. One of the most important reasons that pupils should learn to swim is for safety. It is also a great form of physical activity which involves the entire body, strengthening both heart and lungs. Swimming is a fantastic social activity that allows pupils to have fun and interact with their peers.
At Wheatley, pupils attend swimming lessons, weekly, at a local swimming pool when they are in Year 3/4. We recognise and give certificates to pupils who have shown improvement in our weekly recognition assembly. Pupils are also invited to bring in certificates gained outside of school, to be celebrated in assembly. We also offer supplementary lessons to Year 6 children to ensure they have met the required standard for the end of Key Stage 2.
Swimming data for current Year 6 pupils' level of ability was collected through a combination of parent questionnaires, pupils surveys and assessment data from swimming teachers. In line with DfE requirements, please click here to see statutory data for Year 6 swimming.