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Ellen Wilkinson
Primary School

PE and Healthy Schools

How we teach PE:

At Ellen Wilkinson we see physical education as an important and valuable area within the curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle which is reinforced during their weekly lessons. We strive to support all pupils in developing their skills in various sports. Pupils of all abilities are entered into borough competitions throughout the year, which give them the opportunities to apply the skills and develop a sense of sportsmanship.

We have been awarded the School Games Gold Mark for the fourth year running in recognition of the work we do in Physical Education at Ellen Wilkinson Primary School.

We currently follow PE Passport. PE Passport has a comprehensive directory of detailed plans supported by videos and resources, that provides teachers with the tools to deliver active, fun and challenging lessons in line with the National Curriculum. The PE Passport is child centred and allows pupils' achievement s in and out of school to be recorded and tracked from Nursery right through to Year 6.

Children at EWPS will be delivered a broad, balanced and high quality curriculum, this should lead to more children becoming genuinely physically literate with transferable skills. The emphasis on intra school competition in the PE Passport will also enable children to apply those skills they have been taught and experience those very important skills of winning and losing; alongside developing a sporting attitude.

A minimum of two hours of physical activity is built into the curriculum each week. Pupils experience a range of sporting activities in their PE lessons taught by our own class teachers.  Each unit is designed to support pupils in building on previous skills and widening their experience of a range of different sports.  In year 4, children attend swimming lessons at Newham Leisure Centre, with a good proportion of the children being able to swim the statutory 25 metres by the end of the year.  In addition, all children have the opportunity to attend after school clubs, which currently include:

- basketball - dodge ball
- football - yoga
- bike club - multi - sports and multi - skills
- dance - martial arts

Furthermore, children have the opportunity to develop their skills in their preferred sports and allow them to be active during lunchtime with a wide range of activities set up for them. 

How we ensure access for all:

As the lessons are active, the learning can be adapted through changing the equipment, process and end goal to ensure all children are included and make progress. By including a range of physical activities, there is a sport for everyone!

How we develop cultural capital:

The key ways we use cultural capital experiences within our provision are :

After school clubs which promote physical and emotional wellbeing

Cycling proficiency training

Healthy Eating and lifestyles

Residential trips

Intra-school competitions

Inter-school competitions

Walk to School Programme

After school clubs which develop fundamental skills

How you can support your child:

Promote being active as a family. By allowing you child to try different sports, it will help them find the activity that they most enjoy, help them find areas they excel in and also help challenge stereotypes. 

How we know your child is succeeding

 PE Passport has the opportunity for teachers to assess your child's assessment against their ability to perform; to work collaboratively and to compete against their peers. Within the app, your child is able to self assess and reflect on their performances. Class teachers use assessments from each lesson to plan the following lessons and support the children who may need more practise. 

PE News 2021 - 2022

Panathlon Event - 11th October 2021:

We were delighted to send 12 of our children to compete at Newham Leisure Centre against other schools. The children were able to take part in a variety of activities which included, long jump, javelin, football, and racing. EWPS eventually came 4th in the competition and all our children won medals. Well done everyone!

Athlete visit - 8th November 2021:

We were very fortunate to have a professional athlete come in to our school and run a circuit lesson for Reception to Year 6. Gianni Frankis, a professional hurdler, then presented an inspirational assembly with the main theme of resilience. As a school we raised £1,522.80 to spend on PE and Playground equipment.

Mini Olympics Year 3/4 - 29th November 2021

16 children attended Mini Olympics event where they developed different physical skills. The children completed 8 different circuit challenges which developed skills such as balance, agility and ball skills.


Year 5/6 Athletics - 10th January 2022

24 children attended an athletics event in January where they competed in both track and field events. The children were very resilient throughout the whole event and should be really proud of themselves.


Bikeability - 24th January 2022 - 28th January 2022

We provided free Bikeability Level 1 and 2 to 24 children in Year 5 and 6. The sessions ran for 5 days. The course provided the children with the knowledge of how to ride their bikes safely on local roads. This is an important life skills which will enable children to have the knowledge of how to keep themselves safe on their bikes.

All children that finished the whole course successfully achieved Level 1 and 2. They participated on the course with a high level of maturity and the course leaders were very impressed with their behaviour both on and off the road.

Panathlon - 28th February 2022

We were delighted to send 12 of our children to compete at Newham Leisure Centre against other schools. The children were able to take part in a variety of activities which included, long jump, javelin, football, and racing. EWPS eventually came 2nd out of 10 schools! Well done everyone! Everybody at EWPS are very proud of you!

Just a reminder that we are a Nut Free School as some of our pupils have severe nut allergies. Please take care not to send in snacks or lunches with nuts in them (including chocolate spread like Nutella). In particular, when sending in birthday treats to share, please avoid tubs of chocolates (please check all labels for nuts) with nuts in them as we will be unable to share them out. Thank you for your co-operation with this. 

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Subject Lead
Sally Dains