PE and Sports Premium
PE teaching at Wirksworth Juniors aims not only to teach sport specific skills, but also helps to develop knowledge and understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle, build on basic fundamental movement skills, and life skills such as: leadership and communication and sportsmanship.
Within a pupil’s school journey, we aim for every child if they wish to, to have the opportunity to represent Wirksworth Juniors at a sporting event
All children will have access to two PE lessons per week, with their class teacher totalling two hours. The lessons will be a mixture of sport specific skills, outdoor adventurous activities, forest school sessions and a 10-week block of swimming lessons for year 4s.
Our PE lessons are planned and progress each week, building on prior skills and knowledge. With an athletics block working towards an end of year celebration of sports day.
Medium term plans, long term plans and progression maps are used to help teachers feel secure with their subject knowledge
Assessments are carried out through self-assessment and teacher assessment at the end of each unit of work, and through weekly mini assessments. This data helps the teacher to know how confident children are within the subject.
Monitoring will take place through each half term
Each class teacher will be observed throughout the year and have the opportunity to work with PE coordinator if they wish to build confidence and skills.
The PE coordinator will hold pupil talks throughout the year to gather their views about PE teaching.
At WJS we believe that every child has the right to have the opportunity to represent the school (if they wish) in one of the many extracurricular sports activities we participate in, both inside and outside school.
We also work closely with our feeder school Anthony Gell Comprehensive school. Below is a document listing dates and events taking place at Anthony Gell. These events are organised in association with Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership. For more information about R.D.S.S.P please click here.
To see the long term plan for PE please follow the link to our Guerrilla Curriculum Long-Term Plan.
Sports Festivals and dates
Our PE long term plan
PE Medium term plans
School Swimming lessons.
Due to Covid-19 we were unable to take year 3 children swimming in 2020, therefore we have take the decision swim with year 4 children.
Each class will be swimming for 10 weeks.
Mercury Class will be swimming on the following dates:
16th, 23rd, 30th September, 7th, 14th, 21st October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th November
Saturn Class will be swimming on:
2nd, 9th, 16th December, 13th, 20th, 27th January, 3rd, 10th, 17th February and 3rd March
Earth Class will be swimming on:
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March, 7th, 28th April, 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th May
Girls should wear a swimsuit with hair tied back, boys should wear swim shorts. All children are required to wear a swimming cap.