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 P.E 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! In recent years our Residential trips have taken place at:-
Year 4 - PGL Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire
This was a 3 day, 2 night trip and provided an introduction to our residential programme. Our school attended alongside one of our partner schools, Lady Jane Grey Primary, with the aim of building friendships, while increasing self-esteem and independence.
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 took part in scrambling, gorge walking, abseiling and canoeing.
Year 6 - The Pioneer Centre, Shropshire
Our children again attended this week-long trip alongside one of our partner schools Lady Jane Grey Primary, with the aim of developing high school transition links and building on the friendships already established during the Year 4 residential.
Elizabeth Woodville Primary won the “Primary School of the Year Award” at the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Sport and Health Alliance Sports Awards Evening in November 2016. The school was also awarded the Sainsbury's Gold Award for school sport, one of only 250 schools in the UK to achieve this.
These were in recognition of our achievements in PE and School Sport, as detailed below.
Award Winning Success
Our contribution towards school sport has led to a range of awards recognising our achievements in PE and School Sport.
- In 2014 Elizabeth Woodville Primary was runner-up for the ‘Primary School of the Year Award’ at the Hinckley and Bosworth Local Sport and Health Alliance Sports Awards.
- 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 Rice Bowl Football Tournament 2016, narrowly losing 1-0 in the cup final at the King Power Stadium.
- Bosworth Area Athletics champions June 2016
School Games Mark - Gold Award
The School has 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 successfully demonstrated it had achieved 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. Over 50% of pupils are regularly involved in a sporting club / activity.
The school delivers regular holiday courses throughout the year to encourage a higher percentage of children to access sporting activities through the holidays.
We demonstrate our commitment to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle for staff as well as pupils, through participation in the Leicestershire and Rutland Sport 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 10 local primary schools. We currently chair a network of the Enrich Group PE Co-ordinators focused on delivering high quality PE and School Sport in our area.
The work of the Enrich 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)
- Gymnastics Festival (Year 4)
- Dance Festival (Year 3)
- Tennis Coaching (Year 2)
- Multi-Skills Festival (Year 1)
We are proud of our partnership with Metcalf Multisports, which offers high quality PE curriculum and sporting extracurricular opportunities for all our pupils. The coaches are specialists and as such have a wide range of sporting qualifications.
Metcalf Multisports coaches also work alongside our teaching staff as part of our PE and School funding.