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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. 

Our aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.  

The aims of PE are: 

  • to enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination; 

  • to encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations; 

  • to develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities; 

  • to increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance; 

  • to teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise; 

  • to develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination; 

  • to develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.

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 extra-curricular 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