Physical Education at Woodrow First School and Nursery strives to develop the whole child through broad, balanced and fun opportunities within a progressive curriculum. Through these experiences we hope to provide our children with the knowledge to make informed choices about their own health and fitness and to enable them to develop a lifelong love of physical education.
Early Years Foundation Stage
The reception and nursery classes are part of the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum. Physical Development is related to the objectives set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters, which underpins the curriculum planning. Physical Development is a Prime area, and as such is a fundamental part of the EYFS curriculum underpinning all other areas, encompassing two specific strands: Moving and Handling; Health and Self-Care. Opportunities are planned to enable children to develop confidence and control of the way they move and handle equipment and sets the foundations for making healthy life choices. Opportunities are planned to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of resources to support specific skills which relate to the PE curriculum. Children in foundation stage also go swimming every week.
Key Stage One
Key Stage Two
At Woodrow we are passionate about trying to encourage our pupils to lead a healthy lifestyle and reinforce the message from the Department of Health that children should engage in regular daily physical activity habits across the week, every week and all year round.
We have worked in collaboration with Newman University to monitor, assess and evaluate our children’s activity habits and have introduced several whole school incentives to actively promote and encourage our children to be physically active.