At Wheeler, we are keen to encourage the children to be as fit and healthy as possible. P.E. lessons are an important part this and we strive to ensure children develop a wide range of skills whilst having fun exercising. Our aims, in line with the new national curriculum are for children to
- develop their skills in a broad range of physical activities
- be physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
Over the course of their time at Wheeler, your child will have the opportunity to play a variety of games, including tennis, rounders and football. They will also develop their balance and coordination through gymnastics and dance. Children in Year 4 will begin formal swimming lessons in the summer term and children in Year 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to develop their cycling skills through the Bikeability scheme.
Each class will have two hours of P.E per week. Please refer to the class websites for details of the days your child’s class does P.E.
In addition to timetabled P.E lessons, your child will have the opportunity to engage in competitive sport, either against other classes in the school, or other schools in the area in competitions and tournaments. They will also have the opportunity to develop their fitness and skill level through the Freddy Fit programme which the school adopted last year.
If you have any questions about P.E provision or would like to know about local clubs and activities that may be available to your child, please contact Miss Broadbent (Year 3 teacher in Yukon).
If you want to find out more about helping your child lead a healthy lifestyle, the Change4life website has some fantastic information (http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx).