Physical Education & Sport
At Wendell Park we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Through our vigorous sporting curriculum we provide children with ample opportunities to integrate our core values such as the 5 C’s (challenge, celebration, cooperation, confidence and caring).
Key Stage 1
Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, becoming increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
Key Stage 2
Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other and develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Children have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities and competitions including:
Tag Rugby Team
Multi-Sports Team (Cricket, Rounders, Football)
Mayor's Cup Football Teams (KS2)
Y3/KS1 Football Festival
SEN & Inclusive Sports
Year 5/6 Basketball Tournament
Annual Class Dance-Offs
Wendell Park Primary School provides children with swimming lessons in Key Stage 2. Children attend lessons at the Janet Adegoke Swimming Pool next door to Phoenix Academy. Year 5 pupils attend lessons in the Autumn term; Years 3 and 4 attend lessons in the Spring term and Summer 1 and Year 6 attend lesson in Summer 2.
The National Curriculum framework highlights teaching pupils to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- Use a range of strokes effectively - for example, front crawl, backstrok and breaststroke.
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
28 out of 59 pupils in Year 6 during the 2017/2018 academic year met the above criteria. [Updated 31.10.18]
In maintained schools, pupils cannot be withdrawn from swimming at either KS1 or KS2. However, if a pupil has already achieved the required standard, the headteacher may use her discretion and decide whether the pupil must take part in swimming lessons. The pupil would need to demonstrate to the headteacher, or another member of staff, that he/she is able to meet the minimum standard. If the headteacher thinks it appropriate, the pupil can remain in swimming lessons to develop more confidence or improve their skills.