PE at Westminster
Lead: Natalie Riches
Physical Education at Westminster Primary Academy develops a wide range of important values such as children’s physical, social, interpersonal and emotional skills. Children learn to be creative, have fun and develop important attributes such as team work, respect and competitiveness.
In the Foundation Stage children have access to a wide range of physical activity provision throughout the indoor and outdoor classroom as well as taking part in set PE sessions. Through this children learn to explore, experiment and refine their social, gross and fine motor skills. In Key Stage 1 children build on their early experiences and move into paired and group activities. They begin to develop their fundamental movement skills and play different games, explore and link actions, improve coordination and balance. They begin to express ideas and feelings about their own performances. In Key Stage 2 Children continue to develop their skills across the curriculum and learn to apply these skills in a wide range of sporting activities.
The curriculum aims to provide an equal opportunity of learning experiences in games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor education. Children will be encouraged to take on different roles and enjoy physical activity as performers, spectators and referees/umpires/officials.
Across the year children in all year groups work with sports coaches to enhance their skills across the PE curriculum. The sports coaches provide a specialised skill set and also help deliver CPD to staff to ensure PE is taught to a high standard throughout the Key Stages.
At Westminster Primary Academy we pride ourselves in promoting a positive attitude towards a healthy and active lifestyle. This is achieved by children having access to a wide range of extra curricular clubs which accommodate a wide variety of interests both during and after school. Children also have the opportunity to attend cooking club, which teaches children how to prepare and cook healthy snacks and meals.