Physical Education and school sport at Wynyard Primary school is an important part of our daily school life and is centred around ‘every child finding their sporting niche’. We aim to instil a love and an excitement for PE and sport so that children become happy adults who enjoy being physically active and know its importance. We are continually striving to introduce new and exciting sports through our curriculum and after school offer too.
Teaching and learning
Every child in our school receives two hours of PE each week along with 30 minutes of daily activity. We are proud of our broad and balanced curriculum offer that not only develops children physically but also develops their wider skills such as team work, problem solving and leadership. Our sports coach Olly along with our PE apprentices Megan and Luke deliver lots of our PE sessions using ‘Complete PE’ to compliment their planning. During PE children are able to revisit and recap on prior learning as well as building on their skills and knowledge.
Our PE Curriculum
Sport at our school has an extremely high profile. Our aim is to give children as many opportunities as possible to try new sports, with the aim of finding their ‘sporting niche’ and to direct them into community clubs.
We put as much emphasis on extra-curricular sport as we do curriculum PE and as a result most children access well over 2 hours high quality sporting provision per week.
Our staff are very passionate about leading sports sessions themselves and they are supplemented by our own gymnastics coach, dance teacher and specialist sports coach. We also have very good links with Velocity Trampoline and Gymnastics Club and the children in school get to visit Velocity as part of PE lessons and as part of our after school club provision.
Children have the opportunity to participate in sports such as football, tennis, basketball, badminton, swimming, athletics, dance, gymnastics, rugby, judo, cycling and then some more diverse sports such as trampolining, golf, kickboxing, climbing, baseball and wheelchair basketball.
Children at Wynyard enjoy sport at our school. They have many opportunities to stay healthy, participate in new sports and compete in a range of team events across the year.
A message from our Wynyard Sports Leaders
Hello we are the Wynyard Sports Leaders. We lead break time and lunch time activities and we organise level 1 competitions for the whole school to get involved with. Our intraschool competitions are always linked to the School Games values: teamwork, honesty, respect, determination, self-belief and passion. Another important part of our role is to listen to what children in our school want so we spend time speaking to pupils and listening to their ideas to make PE and school sport even better in our school. We also get the opportunity to lead warm up and cool down sessions during our PE lessons which we enjoy.
Physical activity pledge
Each class in our school has made a physical activity pledge which they do every day. Examples of some pledges include to do a ‘Just Dance’ video everyday, to do a ‘Jurassic Chase’ everyday and so much more.
Ninja Assault Course
Our Ninja Assault Course has been built for our KS2 children to enjoy.
Every class in school gets to opportunity to participate in our Commando Joe’s lessons.
Children have access to play time equipment, activities led by our sports leaders and lunch time supervisors.
Pupils in our school love attending Forest School sessions.
Pupils in school are very excited and proud to announce that they have achieved the School Games Gold Award for the 2021-2022 academic year in recognition of their commitment to the development of physical education and physical activity across school. This reward reflects the hard work and dedication by all staff and pupils. This is the third year that we have achieved the gold award and we are excited to think of lots of different ways we can promote physical education and physical activity in school this year as we are going for gold again!
We have registered with Swim England and we are a School Swimming and Water Safety chartered school. By signing up to the charter it shows that we take school swimming and water safety lessons seriously and we want all our pupils to achieve the national curriculum swimming requirements.
Our current Year 3 classes are completing swimming lessons at Millhouse Leisure Centre and we have a catch-up swimming programme for Year 6 pupils to help them to achieve the swimming national curriculum criteria.
Mental Health Week
For the second year in a row, we have had a whole school Mental Health Week with a focus on how physical activity can promote mental health & wellbeing. This year, we teamed up with a company called ‘Go Well’ and they came into school to deliver an Escape Room, Team Up Kids session (focusing on the neurotransmitters released during exercise) and a Colour Run which was extremely popular with the children in school.
Last year, our Sports Day was held at Middlesbrough Sports Village this was a fantastic opportunity for children to experience competing in a state-of-the-art athletics arena. Our Sports Day theme was the Commonwealth Games to celebrate the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham and we even had a visit from the Queen’s Baton Relay. This year, we are planning to hold a Sports Week on the lead up to Sports Day and invite local clubs into school to highlight to the children school club links.