PE at Penwortham Primary School plays a vital part of everyday school life. All pupils have two hours of PE timetabled each week to cover the six main areas of the National Curriculum which are dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. Swimming is offered for children in KS2. A healthy lifestyle is also promoted. Alongside the PE Curriculum the children have the opportunity to participate in numerous before and after school sports clubs including running club, football, hockey, netball, dance and fitness, cricket, basketball, and tennis. A selection of these are offered at different times throughout the school year.
Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self esteem are the forefront of our PE delivery. Children in Nursery, Reception and KS1 develop the fundamental skills such as aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement. In KS2 children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of invasion games such as football, basketball, netball, tag rugby and hockey. These skills are also transferrable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and tri golf, together with net games such as tennis.
Children are given the opportunity to participate in the local school primary school games festivals and competitions. As a school we have enjoyed much success competing at county and regional level. On a regular basis school fixtures are arranged in many sports which enables the children to be proud to represent their school. We also organise in-house team colour competitions where the children from each team colour compete against one another.
As a school we feel community sports links are essential and we therefore work closely with the local football, rugby, cricket, athletics, gymnastics, dance, golf, and swimming clubs. We liaise with the local Sports Development Officer for WandsworthDistrict Council as well as our school games organiser Nick Miller at Southfields Academy. Penwortham was also part of the re-establishment of the Wandsworth Primary Schools Football Association that provides further opportunities for children across the borough.
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