At Willowbrook we provide a high-quality physical education curriculum designed to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Our curriculum provided opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We provide our pupils with opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as resilience, fairness and respect.

At Willowbrook we have evolved an approach to PE and sport that now includes:

  • ‘Morning Motivation’ – 15 minutes of vigorous activity first thing in the morning for every child, every teacher and every day! This has massively improved attendance and punctuality, especially for more independent children in Year 5 and Year 6 that get themselves to school. Children run to get into school on time and get going.
  • A skills based curriculum that prepares the very youngest children for the physical demands of school life. So, no child is left behind.
  • ‘Tapping Your Talent’ – talent spotting – children are given individual invites to attend clubs and activities. This has created a pathway to elite sport for some children.
  • Creating pathways to local clubs for children to attending, out of school.
  • There is a continual search for new and exciting activities (e.g. pole vault, street dance, Bikeability, Zumba, dodgeball).
  • Children being inspired by going to venues that motivate them (e.g. National Badminton League at Loughborough).
  • Amazing examples of children leading initiatives (e.g. the boy in year 5 that runs judo or the boy in year 5 that runs dance clubs).
  • Residentials for all children (PGL in Year 6).
  • Retaining a commitment that all children will be swimmers by year 4.
  • Making links to ‘Keeping Healthy’ to ensure a strong commitment to well-being.
  • Teachers working alongside coaches to improve the quality of teaching hugely.

Curriculum

Each child at Willowbrook receives two hours of Physical Education curriculum time per week. The teaching of the Physical Education curriculum is broken into the following areas of activity:

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Invasion Games
  • Net and Wall Games
  • Striking and Fielding
  • Athletics
  • Swimming

In accordance with the National Curriculum, children will participate in swimming lessons whilst in Year 4, to ensure they can swim the minimum of 25m. All pupils are require to learn how to swim. Lessons will be delivered at Evington Leisure Centre by their swimming instructors.

Autumn 1

6 weeks

Autumn 2

6 weeks

Spring 1

5 weeks

Spring 2

5 weeks

Summer 1

7 weeks

Summer 2

7 weeks

Reception Dance Dance
Year 1 Dance

Fundamental movements

Gymnastics Team games Ball skills Sports day practice Athletics

Rounders

Year 2 Fundamental movements Dance

Gymnastics

Team games Ball skills Sports day practice Athletics

Cricket

Year 3 Fitness Team building – problem solving Hockey

Dance

TAG Rugby

Dance

Tennis

Athletics

Athletics

Team games

Year 4 Fitness – Leadership Swimming Swimming Swimming

Tennis

Athletics

Tennis

Athletics

Team games

Year 5 Dance

Athletics

Team building Netball Hockey

Cricket

Athletics Athletics

Rounders

Year 6 Athletics

Fitness

Team building Netball Hockey

Cricket

Athletics

Dance

Athletics

Dance