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 it makes 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:
Physical Education key aims across the school:
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, Dodgeball and Swimming. We work to ensure that all children (KS1 and KS2), 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.
Participation (percentage) 2018-19
Group Number of children Percentage
Total KS2 (63) 54 86%
Boys (33) 28 85%
Girls(30) 26 87%
SEN (8) 7 88%
PP (9) 9 100%
Year 3 (23) 17 74%
Year 4 (16) 14 88%
Year 5 (9) 8 89%
Year 6 (14) 13 93%
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, Didi Rugby, A Change for Life club and Boot Camp to promote sport as a healthy life style choice. When opportunities arise for specialist coaching, the school will offer it to our children (for example a 5 week boxing course for Y2).
During our Health and Wellbeing Week in the summer term, we organise a range of taster activities including: yoga, personal trainer led sessions, Tag Rugby, crown green bowling, trampolining and floor gymnastics, all provided by local community organisations and people.
We celebrate our pupils interests and achievements in sport and physical activity.
The school has won the Sainsbury's GOLD sportsmark award for three consecutive years 2017-2018-2019.
Physical Wellbeing (outside of PE sessions)
The children participate in the Wrenbury Walk at least three times weekly; two full laps of the school's extensive grounds. Play times and lunch times offer the children opportunities to develop their physical wellbeing, with the school's grounds offering a range of climbing, balancing, game play and running space. FOWS have bought playtime equipment storage and a 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 posts and space for a running track; a smaller field for KS1 games; an adventure trail, 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.