Physical activity plays a key role in the development of healthy children into healthy adults. Here at Prior Weston we believe that a well-rounded physical education develops children’s head (mentality), heart (passion and inspiration) and hands (physical ability). At our school, successful PE learners develop all three of these strands in equal measure. We want to give reluctant learners the confidence to take part in physical activity through our curriculum while fostering the talents of already confident learners. Finally, we value the ability of good physical education to allow children to experience the widest possible range of sports and activities in order to find ‘their sport’.
We want Prior Weston children to:
- Be resilient and curious learners, who think for themselves and are ready to take their next steps with confidence.
- Discover and grow their unique talents so they feel valued as rounded individuals and are well equipped for the future.
- Love learning, excel, and build ambitions that match their potential.
- Be excited by a broad, creative curriculum, which makes full use of our location.
- Experience outstanding teaching from highly skilled, well supported and committed staff, who are keen to enhance their own good practice with continuing professional development
- Achieve educational standards to their maximum academic potential and develop the knowledge and skills to lead them securely and confidently onto the next stage.
- Build strong friendships and develop a sense of mutual respect, responsibility, inclusion and community.
How we implement this:
At Prior Weston PE is delivered by both our own teachers and specialist providers (Team Kick Start sports coaches and specialist dance coach). Team Kick Start provide Prior Weston with high quality PE coaches who teach at least one PE lesson with each class per week. This coach then works alongside teachers every week to ensure that our teachers and providing PE lessons of the highest quality. Furthermore, Prior Weston children all have the opportunity to attend after-school clubs inter-school sports competitions in a wide range of sports around Islington, fostering their sport-specific talents. Children from year 4-6 will get the chance to have swimming lessons with specialist swimming coaches at Ironmonger Row swimming baths with the view that they can all achieve 25 metres without stopping by the end of year 6.
For PE, children must bring a change of clothes. They should bring this change of clothes in a suitable bag and the change should include:
- Tracksuit bottoms (shorts may be worn in summer or if your child’s PE lessons are indoors)
- A t-shirt (no vests)
It is mandatory for your child to change for PE, as part of educating them on personal hygiene. Any queries on kit please contact the school or your child’s class teacher.
For more information on our vision, please look at our school curriculum statement. For more information on what the children are learning now, please look at our curriculum maps and summer themes.
Swimming Kit for KS2
- Swimming costume or swimming shorts (not loose fitting)
- Swimming hat
- Goggles if required