Being active is very important for children’s physical health and mental welfare. We want Wicklewood’s pupils to be fit, healthy and have opportunities to co-operate in teams, compete fairly and excel at a high level at school, in the local area and at a county level.
As well as ensuring that the pupils reach the National Curriculum objectives for PE, we want pupils to enjoy sport, dance and gym and have chances to express themselves and their personalities through it.
We want children to swim confidently and develop healthy life habits that will support them as they move on to high school and as adults.
We want children to begin to apply their scientific knowledge about their bodies to understand the importance of a healthy, fit lifestyle. We want to ensure children are given opportunities to express themselves physically and creatively through dance.
Children run the ‘Daily Mile’. Pupils learn to swim at the local leisure centre with swimming instructors. Older children have been given opportunities to extend their swimming ability with lifesaving lessons. We have specialist coaches for tennis, football and cricket.
Pupils across the school compete in a range of sports with the local Sports Partnerships, this year they have competed in hockey and cross-country tournaments, a girls’ football tournament.
Children are able to attend after-school clubs for football and tennis. Every summer, there is an inter-house competitive school sports day for all children.
Investment in PE has seen the improvement of play and sports spaces, storage for equipment and the standard of equipment the children are able to use for lessons and clubs.