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PE Curriculum

Our balance of individual, team, co-operative, competitive and creative activities cater for individual pupils’ needs and abilities. The PE scheme of work progressively builds key knowledge, skills and techniques 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 subject 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 revisit and build on the knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in the previous key stage.  Pupils develop their creative skills, whilst continually improving their balance, strength, coordination and agility.

Residential Trips

We value the educational impact of residential trips and organise trips 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 residentials support pupils in progressively acquiring knowledge and techniques across human-made structures before venturing out into the Derbyshire countryside to finally apply their learning in the natural world in Year 6.

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 6 - Dukes Barn, Derbyshire

This 5 day, 4 night trip builds on the previous 2 years.  Pupils apply their well-established outdoor and adventurous skills to explore the natural world and beautiful Derbyshire countryside.  The children take part in scrambling, gorge walking, abseiling and canoeing, putting their learning to the ultimate test!  

A strong commitment to PE and School Sport

Elizabeth Woodville has been widely recognised for our outstanding practice and commitment to PE and School Sport.  

Award Winning Success

Modeshift Stars Active Travel Awards 2019 - East Midlands Champions / National Finalists

We were incredibly proud to achieve the Modeshift Gold Award for our 3-year project to improve active travel within the school and community.  This was a project led by our pupils through our Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) programme.  Our JRSOs led daily patrols at the school gate to ensure a safe start and end to each day for our pupils and parents.  Each year we hold our 'Walk to School' initiative which is very well supported and reduces the number of cars at the school gate.  Due to this tremendous success, 3 of our JRSOs were invited to Portcullis House, Parliament to give a presentation at the Modeshift National Awards in front of watching MPs.

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 Leicestershire and Rutland Sport (LRS) Workplace Challenge.

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.