At West Wimbledon Primary School we are committed to ensure all pupils receive 2 hours of high quality P.E. each week. P.E. is delivered through a carefully balanced programme of Gym, Dance, Games and Swimming lessons. Again, this year, we are working in partnership with the Merton School Sport Partnership (MSSP), which will be providing almost all of the School’s PE offer. We are also delighted to have achieved a Merton Platinum Sports Mark award for our Sports and PE engagement in 2018.
- We have used the Primary School Sports Funding to ensure our continuing affiliation to Merton School Sports Partnership. This supports the auditing of our P.E. provision through the award of the Merton Sportsmark. The P.E. Co-ordinator has met with the cluster School Sports Co-ordinator to develop a school action plan.
- In “Treetops”, our base for children with autism, children participate in weekly horse riding, swimming, aromatherapy, yoga and visits to their sensory room as well as inclusion in the mainstream P.E. lessons and clubs as appropriate for the individual child.
- Primary School Sports Funding is also being used to employ a Sports Coach to teach dance alongside the class teacher one day a week. In the Autumn Term the coach worked with Years 5 and 6 and in the Spring Term will be with Years 3 and 4. Years 1 and 2 will enjoy sessions with the coach in the Summer Term. The P.E. co-ordinator and senior management will monitor the effectiveness of the programmes.
- Through the Merton School Sports Partnership the school takes part in a wide range of competitive events. So far this year the school has sent teams to the following: Boys’ Football, Girls’ Football, Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Sportshall Athletics, Netball, AFC Wimbledon Football, Quicksticks Hockey and Multi Skills. The following teams have reached the Borough Finals – Girls’ Football, Tag Rugby, Quicksticks and Netball.
- We have registered to take part in other competitive events throughout the year including swimming, challenge run, Tennis, Kwik Cricket and Rounders. All achievements are celebrated in whole school or Key Stage assemblies.
- The school supports the provision of weekly swimming lessons throughout the year for all children in years 4 and 5 and for all children in “Treetops”.
- Following training from Merton School Sports Partnership selected Year 5 pupils have taken part in a Sports Leadership Programme. They have then enjoyed organising and delivering Multi Skills competitions for our 2 Year One classes. They will do this for the Year 2 classes later in the year.
These leaders also help to run our Change for Life lunch time sessions and help with other P.E. events throughout the year, notably the Key Stage 1 and Reception Sports Days and Multi Skill events.
All Year 5 children will participate in Sports Leadership Training during curriculum time to support both P.E. and PSHE learning. A register is kept of the number of hours of Sports Leadership training and activities each child undertakes and certificates are awarded for children accomplishing 12 or more hours of leadership whilst they are in Years 5 and 6.
- The P.E. co-ordinator and another member of staff are attending are series of P.E. workshops provided by the Merton School Sports Partnership to support the planning, delivery and assessment of the curriculum.
- The Primary School P.E. funding has also been used to provide a wide range of CPD for teachers. Many teachers will attend a variety of after school “twilight” sessions and there will also be full day sessions for our NQTs.
- The school offers a variety of P.E. after school and lunchtime clubs for different age groups. The clubs are led by members of staff, a P.E. coach, parents or local clubs. Throughout the year we have clubs for a range of sports and a range of year groups.
- In the Summer term the school holds a “Health and Activity Week.” During this week the children participate in either a Key Stage 1/Reception Sports Morning or the Key Stage 2 Sports Morning, a whole school competitive Multi Skills day, coaching provided by a local club or professional, a sponsored Jogathon and daily whole school “Wake and Shake” aerobic sessions. Mini games competitions are held between classes in the same year group. The teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum for this week is based around a sporting or healthy lifestyle theme such as the Olympics, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis or the World Cup.
- We also work in partnership with Raynes Park High School and benefit from their Sports Leaders running Multi Skill clubs for our younger children and helping at our Key Stage 2 Sports Day events.
- Following many years of fundraising and development we are now delighted that the Raynes Park High School’s new playing fields are now ready for use and we are looking forward to sharing this fabulous facility, when the weather and daylight permit, for games lessons, after school clubs and special events, such as our Jogathon and Sports Days.