At Wharton Primary, we ensure that our children have access to PE lessons each week, throughout the year. We aim to provide enjoyable activities that promote the development of skills and coordination. Children have the opportunity to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness, and in developing fundamental skills, which can be applied when engaging in competitive activities.
The curriculum we provide encourages children to develop competences to excel in a broad range of physical activities across dance, gymnastics and games. Within P.E. we promote broader qualities that develop our children’s ability to celebrate achievements, play fairly, solve problems individually and in teams, listen carefully to others and approach P.E. and sport in school with a positive attitude.
All pupils also have the opportunity to swim during KS2. Lessons are held at Brio Lifestyle Centre in Winsford. These sessions allow children to develop an understanding of water safety and the opportunity to develop their range of swimming strokes.
Children also get the opportunity to complete Bikeability training with Cycle Experience, a national bike awareness-cycling program that trains the children in riding safely on the road and provides them with an understanding of basic first aid.
Wharton has received additional funding to enrich our sport provision this academic year from the government. We have used this funding to join the Vale Royal sports Partnership. This enables our children to participate in sports locally with other schools, providing them with opportunities to participate in and progress in National competitions.