PE at Whiteheath Junior School
All children receive two PE lessons each week. They are taught as a whole class group by their class teachers. Our PE lessons provide a comprehensive coverage of the skills that children need to ensure the full coverage of the National Curriculum.
Our extensive facilities and grounds enable our children to develop a love for exercise and physical activity. With a large field, an indoor sports hall, an Astroturf pitch, two adventure playgrounds, an outdoor gym, two netball courts, a basketball court and various playground markings, our children are never short of space to take part in PE lessons. This spaces enables several classes to take part in PE lessons at the same time, ensuring we keep two hours of PE on our timetable for each class.
PAC Sports Coaching work with us to continually help develop our staff’s confidence and effectiveness in teaching physical education. They also provide a broad range of extra curricular clubs and support our children during breaks and lunchtime with activities to encourage the children to stay active. PAC Sports Coaching also run a programme of activities including cardio tennis and girls cricket as part of the “This Girl Can” initiative.
All of our children in school are given leadership opportunities in PE on a rotation. All children in all classes are given training on how to deliver warm ups for PE and how to deliver active challenges to their peers during break times and lunchtimes. The children then lead aspects of their PE lessons and carry out break time activity sessions alongside the staff from PAC Sports Coaching.
As well as PE lessons, Whiteheath has a very packed timetable of early morning, lunchtime and after school sports clubs. Staff provide all children with the opportunity to participate in “the daily mile” and we enter a multitude of competitions for multiple teams throughout the year. The children also participate in regular inter class and inter house competitions and festivals. Whenever possible, we match the number of children wanting to participate in competitions to the number of teams we enter in to competitions, enabling a very large number of our children to represent the school.
The list of extra-curricular clubs which are provided before school, during lunchtimes and after school include: Archery, Girls Football, Boys football, Girls Netball, Boys Netball, Hockey, Multisport club, Tag Rugby, Cheerleading, Dance, Basketball, Bench ball, Dodgeball, Gymnastics, Golf, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Athletics, Girls Cricket, Mixed Cricket, Cardio Tennis, Rounders and Cross Country. We also provide training for our school teams in all of the above sports.