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Physical Education

Physical Education at The Willows

At The Willows we believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but that it also has a positive influence on motivation and confidence, academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Developing a love of physical activity enables pupils to achieve a long term happy, healthy lifestyle.

At The Willows we have made the PE curriculum as varied as possible so that all children experience a range of skills and sports, including dance, yoga and Kung Fu. Every term or half term the focus of PE is different allowing children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Our weekly PE lessons ensure that children will learn and develop important physical skills, such as hand-eye coordination, body movement control, handling and controlling different sporting equipment. The PE curriculum has been carefully planned specifically to each year group so that, as the children move through the school, their skills are extended and developed.

While learning essential physical skills, children are also gaining valuable experience in teamwork and fair play. Children learn the importance of working as part of a successful team through a variety of team activities. Throughout the curriculum children are given opportunities to work in partners, small groups and as a whole class, all working towards a common goal of success. 

"It is our intent to engage and be physically active whilst developing a broad range of skills and knowledge, which leads to competence and excellence in a variety of sports."

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At The Willows our aim is to ensure physical education is fun, inclusive, challenging and safe for all. We intend to enjoy and promote a healthy lifestyle and embed fairness and respect.

At our school we help all students reach their full potential by:

  • Developing specific sporting skills.
  • Developing good control and coordination.
  • Enabling participation in a range of physical activities.
  • Enabling participation in competitive sports both in and outside the school.
  • Improving physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Increasing confidence and self-esteem.
  • Increasing fitness and an awareness of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Improving social and communication skills.
  • Improving organisation and self-discipline.