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PE and Sport


At Wheelock, PE is taught by Sports professionals from the premier Sports coaching Group.  The aim is to provide high quality teaching ensuring all children participate in fun and engaging lessons.  It is expected that PE lessons are safe and well planned for the progression and involvement of all pupils. In addition to their weekly lesson with Premier Sports the children will engage in an active session with their class teacher, these could include: yoga, team building activities, circuits, woodlands activities and the golden mile.

Within lessons, children have the opportunity to participate in individual or team activities, which will continue to develop a range of social skills and aid development of teamwork. Lessons are designed to develop the fundamental physical skills in KS1, then continue to build on these, year on year.

We aim for children to develop life transferable skills, and to understand the importance of regular physical activity on our physical and mental wellbeing. Through P.E lessons children will build self-confidence and increase levels of self-esteem as they develop their own independence and resilience to challenges.

Children will have the opportunity to take part in competitive scenarios within lessons, through inter house competitions and as part of the Sandbach Primary School cluster where Wheelock enter children in a variety of leagues and tournaments.


We follow the Government’s National Curriculum for Physical Education. Each child is timetabled to have 2 sessions of physical activity each week. Every half-term two different sports are taught within each year group. We employ Premier sports coaches to deliver our PE curriculum for one of the sessions and the class teacher delivers the second. The children have a weekly golden mile session aimed at improving children’s stamina.

Children in Year 3 and 4 take part in a termly block of swimming with the aim that they are all confident in the water and can swim proficiently over 25m. The children who have not achieved this will be offered catch up sessions in Year 6.

Children in Year 6 are offered the opportunity to go on a week long outdoor and adventurous residential where they take part in a wide variety of activities aimed at building self-confidence, teamwork and risk taking, over coming fears and being more independent.


At Wheelock we aim to help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness and that many will also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love of sports. They will hopefully grow to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.

By the end of Year 6 we aim that the children have:

  • Mastered basic fundamental movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.


  • Engaged in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities.



  • Able to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination


  • Played competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.



  • Developed flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics.


  • Performed dances using a range of movement patterns.



  • Taken part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.


  • Self-evaluated- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.



  • Taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively.


  • To be able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.