PE at Willowcroft Community School
Our aims for PE at Willowcroft are that children:
Staff at Willowcroft are looking to raise pupil’s achievement and promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through well led, planned and assessed PE lessons. We aim to teach the whole child and endeavour to make connections, give them confidence, build their character, inspire their creativity, make them caring and compassionate and of course, competent when taking part in PE. We aim to offer an exciting, challenging and well structured environment in which they can discover all that is good about sport. Children will learn key, fundamental skills which will enable them to excel in physical activities. The staff at Willowcroft believe that they offer a plethora of opportunities for pupils to take part in a range of sporting events or activities that promote the children's all round well-being.
After School Clubs
Willowcroft run a number of high quality after-school clubs which are led by either the staff or external sports coaches.
This year, our sports clubs include;
Some of the clubs run continuously through the year and others are on a termly basis. This gives the children a chance to pick and choose what they would prefer to learn that term but also offers stability for those children who want progress or build on their skills.
If you are unsure on when your child participates in PE or if you have any questions regarding clubs, please see reception or your child's class teacher who will be happy to help.
Swimming at Willowcroft is available for all children in KS1 and KS2. The children will have 10, 30 minute swimming lessons with a qualified instructor each year (5 hours). Of these 10 sessions, 2 will be assessment lessons – at the beginning to see how well they swim, if at all, and the final session to check progress, so effectively they have 4 hours of swimming coaching. They do this each year equating to 20 hours swimming coaching during their primary education.
PE Kit at Willowcroft
In order for all children to participate in PE lessons and benefit from this vital part of the school curriculum, all children should have a full PE Kit in school every day. PE Kit includes:
Please ensure all swimming kit is marked with your child’s name. Goggles may be worn if we have a letter from parent/carers.