At Wrenbury Primary School we believe that physical activity is vital to the development of the pupil as a whole. It contributes to the pupils' physical, emotional, mental, intellectual and social development. It also raises aspirations and is a positive contribution to pupils' experiences of school life. The opportunity to increase in skill and creativity is not only an enjoyable experience in itself, but it can also develop other achievements such as: sequencing and graphing skills that relate to mathematics; language skills when listening to instructions and providing feedback about performances; knowledge of the body in action in science; creative skills during dance.

Aims and Purpose
Physical Education and School Sport offers opportunities for pupils to:

  • To master fundamental movement skills and techniques such as running, jumping, throwing and catching
  • To develop Agility, Balance and Coordination to support in their holistic development.
  • To develop physical control and fitness in flexibility, strength etc.
  • Become more skilful and intelligent performers, acquire and develop skills, perform with increasing control, competence and confidence in a range of physical activities and contexts.
  • Learn how to select, develop and apply skills and ideas, which suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking.
  • Set targets for themselves and, where appropriate, compete against others individually and with team cooperation.
  • Improve observation skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own performance and that of others, and to use their observations and judgements to improve that performance.
  • Take the initiative, lead activities and focus on improving aspects of their own performance, as well as being positive role models.
  • Respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments.
  • Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activities, competition and discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities, producing well-balanced young people.
  • Develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body, and an appreciation of the value of safe exercise, combined with an appropriate diet and active lifestyle.
  • Make a positive contribution towards the future of sports in the local community through linking with local clubs, including promoting such clubs and encouraging and facilitating pupils to join them.
  • To competitively in team sports or activities, giving children the chance to win and lose with grace and dignitary
  • To increase empathy with other students through excellent sportsmanship

    Physical Education key aims across the school:

  • To provide a well-balanced programme of physical education which will include; games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, outdoor adventures and swimming
  • To promote a positive attitude to health and hygiene To develop personal qualities such as self-esteem, decision making and self-control
  • To develop communication skills through PE vocabulary
  • To engage in competitive sports and activities to help develop values and positive attitudes such as, team spirit, co-operation and respect for rules and others.

    Subject Co-ordination
    We buy in the services of Sportscape (an external provider) to support with the specialist coaching in PE across the school year in addition to the PE taught by our own staff. A member of the school staff works closely with Sportscape to ensure the profile of PE in school is high. Yearly and termly planning for PE is done through the Amaven Platform based on teaching skills and games and is directly linked to the competitive opportunities on offer in Crewe and Nantwich, so that children have the skills and confidence to compete.

    At Wrenbury, we want to provide our children with lots of opportunities to participate in sporting competition and be part of a team. We subscribe annually to Crewe and Nantwich School Sports Partnership (CNSSP), participating in a range of competitions across the school year including Football, athletics (Townsports and Indoor athletics), Boccia, Cricket, Basketball, Tag rugby, Quad kids, Tennis and Dodgeball. We work to ensure that all children, regardless of ability, have the chance to participate in a competition and ensure we participate in Games for All held termly for Crewe and Nantwich schools.

    We hold an annual competitive Sports Day, where children are actively encouraged to compete in each race.

    Across the school year, extra curricular clubs are offered by staff and Sportscape including football, netball, tennis, athletics, Maypole Dancing and A Change for Life club to promote sport as a healthy life style choice.

    We celebrate our pupils interests and achievements in sport and physical activity.

    Physical Wellbeing (outside of PE sessions)
    Daily, the children participate in the Wrenbury Walk; two full laps of the school's extensive grounds. Play times and lunch times offer the children opportunities to develop their physical wellbeing. FOWS have bought playtime equipment storage and an wide range of appropriate play equipment for EYFS/KS1 and KS2.

    Resources for PE
    Our school grounds provides ample outdoor facilities for PE: a hard surfaced netball court; a smaller hard surfaced area; large playing field with goal post and space for a running track; a smaller field for KS1 games; an adventure trail and a traversing wall and a large piece of climbing equipment specifically designed for KS2. We have a hall with climbing apparatus and gymnastic equipment. Resources are kept in a PE storage area on site.