Physical Education Vision
Our vision is for all children at Evendons Primary School to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation. We aim to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. We continue to develop our links to outside agencies and clubs, which help to generate positive interaction in the community.
Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed. Our high quality PE curriculum develops and allows pupils to learn about themselves and how to live a healthy life. It also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision-making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.
Our PE curriculum is inclusive and ensures that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer. Children are physically active for sustained periods of time which encourages them to lead healthy, active lives.
Our high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We are improving our programme of intra and inter school competitions, which will provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum.
There are opportunities for pupils to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.
Developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:
- High levels of commitment to PE and school sport;
- Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness.
Physical Education Implementation
PE is taught over two session per week. Our PE curriculum provides children with the knowldege that regular participation in sport and physical activity can help to reduce the risk of heart failure; improve physical fitness; help with weight management; promote good health; develop skill; improve self- confidence and reduce stress.
At Evendons we give children the skills and understanding to make a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being. We ensure all pupils have a chance to experience a wide variety of sports, outdoor activities and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and health choices. PE promotes self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It teaches children to cope with both success and failure in competitive individual and team based physical activities.
Throughout the school community we aim to develop in children a love for sport, actively encouraging children to join active sports clubs and participate in healthy competition. The main focus is for children to develop a desire to further themselves, competing against previous scores and constantly pushing themselves.
We believe at Evendons in enhancing our curriculum as much as possible with movement as research shows how beneficial music and movement sessions can be in developing the whole child, positively impacting upon language, mathematical thinking and brain development skills.
Physical Education Impact
By implementing a monitoring and reviewing assessment system of PE, we measure the impact and progress of the quality and provision within our school, which leads to continuous whole school improvement. Currently:
- 63% of students are participating in extracurricular sports clubs run at Evendons (Football, netball, basketball, multiskills, fencing)
- 6 children in Year 6 are Sports Leaders and take part in Wokingham wide training with other schools, they lead training across the school using their leadership skills
- Teams have represented the school in competitions with local schools in: football, indoor athletics, rugby
- Children are competing against other schools in the Trust
- Inter house competitions have been organised for the Spring term
- SEND Boccia competition set up at Evendons to promote inclusion
- Year 6 run their own dance club at lunch time for younger children
- Year 6 run a non-contact martial arts club for younger children
PE Clubs on offer at Evendons:
- Dance clubs
*Year 3 Girls BPET Tournament Winners 2023*
By Jack Wells and Stacey Read – PE Curriculum Leads