Our high quality PE curriculum offers a wide variety of activities both within and beyond the school day. Children learn that being active is fun and an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
At the beginning of their Walsall Wood journey, children learn and explore basic movement skills, they develop these skills throughout their time at with us and leave as confident movers able to play a wide range of sports.
During Foundation stage & Key Stage 1 pupils build on their natural enthusiasm for movement, using it to explore and learn about their world. They start to work and play with other pupils in pairs and small groups. By watching, listening and experimenting, they develop their skills in movement and coordination, and enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.
During Key Stage 2 pupils enjoy being active and using their creativity and imagination in physical activity. They learn new skills, find out how to use them in different ways, and link them to make actions, phrases and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Please click on the link below to see the curriculum overview for PE:
At Walsall Wood we are committed to ensuring swimming takes place in school. Swimming is a compulsory part of the current national curriculum for Physical Education.
At Walsall Wood we believe pupils should be taught to swim unaided for a distance of at least 25 metres, using recognised strokes, on their front and back, and demonstrate an understanding of water safety. All pupils from Year 1 – 6 complete a 6 - 8 week swimming programme in order to meet government requirements for swimming.