Physical Education at Wensum Junior is valued for its unique contribution to developing children’s physical, social, interpersonal and emotional skills. It provides opportunities for children to be creative and competitive while learning to work with and respect others.
At Wensum Junior children learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, often in pairs and small groups, helping them to develop the quality and effectiveness of their work. The children across our school develop confidence and competence in performing different skills and build a resilience to overcome challenges as they arise. A positive attitude towards active lifestyles is promoted and we aim to introduce children to lifelong physical activity. This is provided by the children having access to a range of sporting extra curricular clubs which accommodate a wide variety of interests after school.
Children in all year groups work with our own sports coach Mr Clucas to develop their application of skills in a range of sports and games – this will be one of their two sessions per week. The second session will be delivered by the class teachers and will focus on fitness, multi skills and physical well being.
Across the year groups at Wensum Junior children build on their previous experiences through a broader PE curriculum. They learn specific skills and refine and improve existing ones. The children develop confidence to evaluate their own and other performances and reflect on how they can improve. They learn to work as a team in pairs and small groups as well as taking part in competitive experiences so that they develop a greater awareness of the importance for their actions as well as winning.