PE and Healthy Schools
Our vision for Wellbeing is for our children to leave our school as happy individuals who are informed but curious learners that show respect and tolerance to the diverse society living in Modern Britain today, having a broad knowledge of different religions, cultures and British Values. They will have the ability and knowledge of how to keep themselves safe, (physically, virtually, mentally and socially) and make informed decisions about their lifestyles, mental and physical health and aspirations. Our vision will become embedded into the children’s conscience and it will be integrated into their everyday life. We would like for our children to have a growing awareness of personal finances and the economy as well as maintaining a healthy but sustainable lifestyle.
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 Reception 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 or our specialist coaches from Kick London. Each unit is designed to support pupils in building on previous skills and widening their experience of a range of different sports. This year we have been able to add Street Dance and Gymnastics to our curriculum, taught by specialist coaches. 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:
- street dance
- Health & fitness
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 areas of coverage for the Physical Development area of Cultural Capital Development within in the our school are :
After school clubs which promote physical and emotional wellbeing
Cycling proficiency training
Healthy Eating and lifetstyles
Walk to School Programme
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.
Children who are achieving highly in sport will be identified for selection to external coaching such as Newham Athletics and Chelsea football trials.
How you can support your child:
Promote being active as a family. By allowing you child to try different sports, it will breakdown stereotype barriers.
How we know your child is succeeding
At each stage of your child's education we assess their skills against the expected levels in each area of PE. The PE coaches and class teachers use assessments from each lesson to plan the following lessons and support the children who may need more practise. Children who are achieving highly in sport will be identified for selection to external coaching such as Newham Athletics and Chelsea football trials.
Curriculum map and key documents
If you would like to find out more information please contact:
PE News 2018-19
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 with nuts in them as we will be unable to share them out. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
Healthy Eating Week 2019
This week our children have been learning all about healthy eating across the school. Our school caterers Juniper, have presented assemblies, made healthy smoothies with a bike at lunchtimes and run workshops in some of our classes. Our own school kitchen has made delicious healthy food for the children across the school to try. Other classes have had the opportunity to do some cooking, plant seeds and the year 6 students have been designing and producing healthy snacks to sell - there were lots of compliments about this from the other children!
Our KS2 children have designed a healthy lunchbox that can be taken on school trips - look out for the posters that will be displayed around the school shortly.
If you would like to continue helping your child learn about healthy foods, there is an excellent food scanner app that can be downloaded onto a mobile phone or tablet from https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/ You can all have a go at scanning the foods you buy to see how healthy they are. There are also lots of ideas for healthy eating on the website with some tasty re
Sally Dains Jo Higgins Rebekah St-Hilaire