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Sport

Physical Education and Sporting Activities are an important part of our vision at Whiteshill.  They provide the children with a chance to succeed both individually, following their own unique interests, and as a team, working together.

Our PE curriculum is designed to ensure the children gain all the knowledge and skills they need to excel in a broad range of physical activities and competitive sports.  Through PE, the children also learn how to lead healthy, active lives and are physically active for sustained periods of time, which has benefits for both their physical and mental well-being.

We use the playground, hall and local sports field to practice different sports and physical activities.  Our PE equipment is kept up to date, with the aid of sports funding, and there is always enough available for everyone to get the most out of each lesson, with as little stationary time as possible.

Each year, our PE subject lead, Miss Middleton, plans how to use the governments allocated sports funding to support our provision of PE and sport across the school.  You can find this year’s action plan below.

You will see from this plan that our vision for this coming year includes the following:

To ensure every child has an opportunity to represent the school in a sporting activity or competition.

That all children in school have their heart rates raised for at least 30 minutes each day.

That the children take part in increased outdoor active learning on top of their PE lesson each week.

That we provide the children with a range of introductions to different sports through visitors, taster sessions, after school clubs and community links.

n the past, we have offered football, netball, running and yoga extra-curricular sports clubs amongst others and although sadly much of this is on hold at hte moment due to the COVID-19 lockdown, our vision in to the future is to have at least 3 sporting clubs available each week to ensure the children have a variety of opportunities.  If you, or anyone you know think you might be help out with supervision of clubs or if you have a sporting skill that you could offer to share with the children in the future, please do let the school office or Miss Middleton know.

At Whiteshill, we take part in Atlas Sports competitions across Stroud www.atlassports.co.uk including the small schools swimming gala (which we won in 2018!), district sports, cross country and netball tournaments.  We are also members of the School Games, who offer a whole host of opportunities for sporting activities and competitions for all children throughout the year.  The children will have chance to take part in new sports and building on their knowledge in PE to compete to a high standard.  Mr Pritchard, our forest school teacher, also works with the Key Stage 2 children, teaching them indoor rowing and training them for a competition in the Spring term.  The children go out of county to represent the school in indoor rowing and have had a number of successes in recent years.