PE & Sport
Physical education, Sport and physical activity
The PE curriculum at WVPS operates on a philosophy that ensures inclusion for all, where children participate and develop their own physical skills and strategies according to their own abilities. We aim to develop the whole child through our PE curriculum ensuring our lessons develop their physical, personal, creative, social and cognitive skills as well as their health & fitness.
As a school we aim for our children to achieve a desire to be physically active throughout life by developing a love of activity that keeps them fit and healthy. We offer choice and variation, our curriculum is progressive and sequential and we promote a healthy lifestyle and strive for PE to be enjoyable. At WVPS we are aware that the positive impact PE can have on mental well-being is phenomenal. Experts say taking part in physical activities allow children to have a better outlook on life by building confidence, managing anxiety, depression, increasing self-esteem and cognitive skills.
Overall our aims are;
- To teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future
- To teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values
- To learn to play competitively with passion, respect for others and with resilience.
- Involve our children in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating all areas of physical activity.
- Provide activities in which all children may participate with enjoyment and without worry of failure
- Provide appropriate opportunities for competitive challenge for all children
- Encourage the development of positive attitudes and healthy lifestyle not just for their primary years but for life
- Ensure safe practice during physical activity.
Netball Club - Monday After School Club
Daily physical activity
At Worle Village, we work with North Somerset to offer Bikeability training to our Year 4/5 and 6's to ensure they are road safe and to improve their riding skills. The children aim to achieve their level 1, 2 and 3 before they leave so they are prepared to be able to cycle safely when they join Secondary school. The children thoroughly enjoy these activities and it provides peace of mind for their parents when they begin to become more independent with their cycling.
We are members of NSPEEA and School games who provide a range of sporting activities for all ages and abilities. In the past, this has included cycling, fencing, laser quest, golf, cross country, swimming festivals and galas, netball and much more.
These activities returned in September 2021 and we have been an active part of them. We ensure that all children are given the opportunity to take part in these events to improve their personal bests, compete or develop their skills. As well as this, we are taking part in virtual competitions and academy competitions
By enhancing the provision and raising awareness of sport and an active lifestyle, Worle Village Primary has been awarded the Silver Kitemark Award for four years running. We maintained our silver award throughout school closure and are on track to receive our Gold award this year.
The school was awarded the healthy school initiative status which is an award for promoting a healthy balanced diet and physical activity.
Extra curricula clubs
If you would like your child to become involved in an active club, we have many links and can point you in the right direction for the following;
- Gemini gymnastics
- Weston Aerobics gymnastics
- Uphill Badminton Club
- North Somerset Football
- Hornets Rugby
- Milton Nomads
- North Somerset Athletics Club
- Durbin Archery
Golden time Clubs
In addition to the above, we also run golden time clubs on Friday afternoons. These clubs can include activities such as; archery, dance, fencing, football, yoga, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, forest school to name a few.
We hold an annual sports days which sees our children competing in House colours through a variety of activities. Parents join us in the afternoon to share in their children’s progress and sporting achievements. It is always a fun day where the selection of activities aim to include all.
The future for WVPS PE and sport is exciting. We have many new opportunities coming are way and are continually aiming to improve our provision. Staff undertake regular CPD to develop their understanding and delivery of physical activities and will continue to do so throughout the year. At present, we have staff members trained to deliver dance, gym, badminton, cricket, fencing and more.
As a school we have been unable to take part in the ‘Daily mile’ due to our facilities but another option to ensure children are regularly active occurs every day through skip 2 be fit. We are making steps towards 30 minutes active a day with the skipping and other initiatives such as regular running circuits in the playground. Classes are also taking part in ‘Tabata’ sessions, Go Noodle and BBC moves.