Our PE Curriculum
The school successfully provides a broad and balanced physical education curriculum. This enables pupils to:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Stay physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Increase self confidence in working as an individual and as part of a team
- Lead healthy, active life styles
- Develop their knowledge of health and fitness
Our balance of individual, team, co-operative, competitive and creative activities cater for individual pupils’ needs and abilities. The scheme of work is based on progressive learning objectives and key skills which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, provides stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities for pupils.
All children receive two hours of physical education a week. These lessons are delivered either by class teachers or specialist PE coaches, who have expert knowledge and are extensively trained in the areas of the curriculum they teach.
The areas covered in the PE curriculum for EYFS and Key Stage 1 focus on the development of fundamental movements. In their outdoor lessons the children improve their physical literacy through a wide range of multi-skills.
These skills are then developed in more specific games and sports throughout Key Stage 2. The children also take part in indoor lessons, which consist of dance and gymnastics units. Here the children have the chance to develop their creative skills, whilst continually improving their balance, strength, coordination and agility.
The areas covered in the P.E curriculum for Key Stage 2 include:
- Invasion games – football, netball, basketball, rugby, hockey
- Striking and fielding games – cricket, rounders, baseball
- Net and ball games – tennis, volleyball
- Outdoor and adventurous activities
- Swimming (Year 3 to 6)
Inclusive PE for All
We also value our inclusive approach to PE by offering a disability awareness sports festival each year, enabling pupils to try out Paralympic sports and create their own inclusive games and activities. Our daily PE sessions are also adapted to ensure they are fun and meet the needs of all our pupils.
We value the educational impact of residential trips and organise a trip in Year 4, 5 and 6. Residential trips are an amazing opportunity for the pupils to participate in new physical experiences, creating a great sense of teamwork and determination, which children are able to bring back to school and continue to develop. We offer a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities, which take our pupils beyond their comfort zone, challenging them in fun and exciting ways. Activities include abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, archery and many more!
Our upcoming residential trips are:
Year 4 - PGL Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire
This is a 3 day, 2 night trip and provides an exciting introduction to our residential programme. with the aim of increasing self-esteem, independence and teamwork.
Year 5 - Dukes Barn. Derbyshire
This 5 day, 4 night trip only involved our school and focused on exploring the natural world and beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The children take part in scrambling, gorge walking, abseiling and canoeing.
Year 6 – JCA Condover Hall, Shropshire
This trip builds on the previous 2 years, pupils apply their outdoor and adventurous skills across a range of new activities, which include climbing challenges and team problem solving tasks. Over the course of this trip children will further develop their resilience and reasoning skills prior to their transition to high school.
A strong commitment to PE and School Sport
Elizabeth Woodville has been recognised for our outstanding practice and commitment to PE and School Sport.
In August 2017, the school was featured in a Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) advocacy document sharing best practice in delivering high quality PE and School Sport. (Click here to read the article and report in full.)
Our school chairs our local PE Network enhancing the participation of pupils in sports festivals and competitions across our area. The headteacher is a member of the LRS Health and Wellbeing Advocacy Group.
Elizabeth Woodville won the “Primary School of the Year Award 2016” at the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Sport and Health Alliance Sports Awards Evening in November 2016.
Award Winning Success
Our contribution towards PE and School Sport has led to a range of awards and achievements.
- The school was also one of only 250 schools nationally to first achieve the Sainsbury's Gold Award for school sport.
- In May 2016, our boys/girls school football team won the opportunity to represent Leicester City in the Premier League Schools Tournament.
- We were also runners-up for the Leicestershire FA Rice Bowl Football Tournament 2016, narrowly losing 1-0 in the cup final at the King Power Stadium.
- In 2017, we went one step further, winning the Leicestershire FA Rice Bowl Tournament, achieving a famous 3-2 victory to lift the trophy at Holmes Park.
- Bosworth Area Athletics champions 2016
School Games Mark - Gold Award
The School has consistently been awarded the Gold Level School Games Mark in recognition of its commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education. To receive the Gold Level of accreditation the school has continued to successfully demonstrated achievement of the required standards, which included:
- At least two hours of high quality curriculum PE each week
- A sporting calendar that engages 50% of pupils in extra-curricular sporting activities every week
- Extensive after school extra-curricular provision for pupils
- Sports coaches and wider school staff involved in the delivery of extra-curricular school sport and lunchtime clubs for all children from Foundation to Year 6
- Wide ranging involvement in a calendar of different intra and inter school competitions
- Active pupil sports leaders trained by PE coaches to lead sporting activities throughout every lunchtime in a variety of sports
- Strong provision for gifted and talented pupils
Widening Participation and Enjoyment in Sport
We offer a wide and varied extra-curricular clubs provision for pupils across the school. 100% of pupils are regularly involved in a sporting club / activity either after school or at lunchtime.
The school delivers regular holiday courses throughout the year to encourage a higher percentage of children to access sporting activities during the holidays.
We demonstrate our commitment to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle for staff as well as pupils, through participation in the Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) Workplace Challenge.
Excellence in Competitive Sport
Elizabeth Woodville is a lead school in the Bosworth area, supporting the development of competitions and local festivals to encourage a love and interest in sport across 11 local primary schools. We chair our local PE Network to support PE Co-ordinators in delivering high quality PE and School Sport across our area.
The work of the PE Network has led to the development of:
Highly successful football and cricket leagues at satellite venues, making participation easier for schools.
- Involving gifted and talented players
- A dedicated girls’ competition
- A competition to widen participation for all
A range of festivals throughout the year aimed at different year groups, including:
- Outdoor and Adventurous Team Building (Year 6)
- Year 5 Invasion Games Festival (Year 5)
- Tag Rugby Festival (Year 4)
- Gymnastics Festival (Year 3)
- Tennis Coaching (Year 2)
- Multi-Skills Festival (Year 1)
High Quality PE Curriculum and Extracurricular Provision
We are proud of our partnership with Metcalf Multisports, which offers high quality team-teaching in our PE curriculum and a wide range of sporting extracurricular opportunities for all our pupils.
Metcalf Multisports specialist coaches work alongside our teaching staff as part of our PE and School Premium Strategy. Our teacher/coach team-teaching approach has been highly praised and recently featured in Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport’s PE advocacy document (August 2017).