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Sport @ Woodlands

At Woodlands, we value the power and passion of sport for its personal development and its health and wellbeing benefits. All children engage in two hours of high quality Physical Education each week. A PE kit should consist of black or navy shorts/joggers and hoodie (or Woodlands logo), their house colour (or white) top and trainers. All children engage in swimming lessons in their time at Woodlands, which are taught by qualified swimming coaches. 


PE at Woodlands inspires all children to participate and succeed in sport. We intend to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that are consistent throughout the school. Beginning with early skills taught in EYFS we inspire our pupils to develop a love for sport while leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Woodlands, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values that PE promotes.

Physical education is a beautiful opportunity to develop the whole child. Children are entitled to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. Through PE, children should develop behaviour and attitudes that will benefit them throughout school life and beyond.

‘Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.’ - Pelé


All staff at Woodlands use the PE Hub scheme of work which promotes high quality teaching and empowers them to deliver outstanding lessons which focus on each of the key skills that need to be taught across the year. Cross- curricular links to other subjects are made whenever possible. 

Each lesson is adapted to challenge pupils and provide opportunity for children of all abilities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of each key area. It is also adapted to fit in with the vision and values of our school and community.

Our EYFS children, in Nursery and Reception, have the opportunity to be physically active all day, every day. Our wonderful outside area encourages children to explore and be active in a safe, secure environment. There are many links to learning, such as: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; understanding the world; and expressive art and design.

In KS1, pupils participate in a minimum of 2 hours of high quality PE a week.  These lessons focus on fundamental movement skills to develop agility, balance and coordination. The curriculum content includes ball skills and team games, gymnastics and dance activities. We ensure that there are clear skills and knowledge progression throughout KS1 and into KS2.

In KS2, pupils participate in a minimum of 2 hours of high quality PE a week. These lessons continue to apply and develop a range of skills and units of work including a range of invasion, net/wall, fielding and striking games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and swimming. This follows on from learning in KS1, through KS2 and prepares our children for KS3. We also enrich children’s experiences through our wide range of extracurricular activities and competitive games.

The PE Hub Scheme

The PE Hub offers fun, engaging activities for all primary year groups which are designed by experienced passionate teachers. It provides high quality lesson planning that aims to improve children's skill development, learn cooperation and self-reflection, and develop a life-long love of physical activity and sport.

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  • The children will experience a wide range of sports and activities.
  • The lessons ensure that the children understand the skills that are being taught which will be developed throughout their time at Woodlands.
  • The wellbeing of the children will improve through the key skills being taught and the values of PE. For example: teamwork, resilience, perseverance and sportsmanship while building their confidence and enhancing their commitment and desire to improve.
  • The children will grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
  • We provide our children with the necessary skills and the opportunity to develop a love and passion for sport.

Sports Premium Funding

Sport Premium funding is money that primary schools receive each year from the Government to improve the quality of PE and sports activities they offer pupils. The funding is based on the number of pupils in the school. The money is used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offer and to make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. We believe that a varied PE curriculum and extracurricular opportunities have a positive influence on the attitudes, concentration level and the academic achievement of our pupils. 

Woodlands have used this funding to increase the quantity of sports provision in the school. Children across all year groups and of all abilities have had opportunities to participate in events both in our school and with other schools. The pupils also benefit from working with Bristol Sport and Swift Sports, professional sports coaches, for lunchtime clubs and after school sports clubs.

This year we plan to use the funding for:

  • Training for staff to ensure high quality teaching
  • Provide cover to release staff to accompany and support pupils at sporting events
  • Costs for events, such as the Celebration of Sport and the Festival of Dance
  • Transport costs to events and sports competitions
  • Maintenance and purchasing of sports equipment

Our PE and Sports Funding Report can be found here.