Physical Education.

Why is PE important?

At Whytemead we believe that all our children should learn about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. We aim to provide children with as many opportunities to experience different sports; through lessons, after school clubs and competitions. We work hard to give the children facilities to be active at playtimes, using the skills that they have been taught in PE lessons. By giving our children an active and healthy lifestyle we are putting them on the right path for a healthy and active life.


Here the aim of PE is to provide the children with the independence and skills to dress and undress themselves, be confident in the different environments that we use for PE and to learn the basic skills of running, jumping, skipping, hopping throwing and catching. This is taught in PE lessons and through their inside and outside play.


In Year 1 and 2 we build on the great foundations laid in Reception. We continue to develop the skills from Reception using them in small activities and a range of games that will eventually lead to actual games in KS2. The children are introduced to coaches that come into team teach with our staff, and have the opportunity to earn house points through small competitions and represent the school at area sports fixtures.


In year 3 to 6 the children will learn about all aspects of sport. They will practise and adapt skills learnt throughout the school for a particular sport. They will learn the importance of rules in lessons by coaching and refereeing. The children will use these skills out of lessons by organising, officiating and taking part in House Competitions at lunch times, as well as helping with the younger children’s break time activities. There will a range of clubs and competitions for the children to participate in both in and out of school.