P.E.

Intent
Westfield School recognises the value of Physical Education (PE) and aims to:

  • Develop children’s competence to enjoy and excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Engage all children in physical activity for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities both inside school and through inter-school competitions
  • Support children to lead healthy, active lives

Implementation
PE is taught at Westfield School as an area of learning in its own right.  It is also integrated where possible with other curriculum areas. It is taught at a minimum of one PE session and one Run a Mile session a week.  Westfield School also provides structured sports activities at lunch times led by qualified sports coaches and children developing leadership skills as Sports Leaders.   
We teach PE lessons so that children:

  • Have fun and experience success in sport
  • Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development
  • Secure and build on a range of skills
  • Develop good sporting attitudes
  • Understand basic rules
  • Experience positive competition
  • Learn in a safe environment
  • Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active

Impact

Through the high quality PE curriculum and the numerous opportunities for children to engage in physical activities and sports, Westfield School has successfully achieved the East Sussex School Games Gold Mark for 2017-18 and 2018-19.  The school football, netball and running teams have also enjoyed success in inter-school competitions over the past 2 years; a strong basis on which we intend to build this year, and for the future.

We teach PE to promote a lifelong love of learning and physical activity for all our children.

PE Curriculum Map