Physical Education at Woburn Lower School

The children in the past term have had the opportunity to take part in a variety of PE and sports activities. Each alternate half term the children from Year 1 to Year 4 go to Flitwick Leisure Centre to have swimming lessons. We feel that this is a valuable skill and we are proud that all children leave Woburn Lower School having accomplished this. The children also have the opportunity to work with sports specialists, this includes a Luton Town football coach who has taught the children football. We do not forget the teachers either, a fun time was had learning tag rugby!

At Woburn Lower School PE teaching develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. Our PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use strategies to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them.

Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to take part in inter-school competitions with a kwick cricket tournament later this year for schools in the local area. We are also in the process of arranging a tag rugby match with another local school, and of course all children can participate in our annual summer sports day.
The majority of children have also taken part in extra-curricular clubs. This includes the very popular multi-skills, dance club and cheer leading.

This term we will be swimming. The extra-curricular clubs are multi-skills and cheerleading. The Key Stage 2 children will also be undergoing ‘play-leader’ training’. This will enable them to interact with the younger pupils during lunchtimes and help them to be more active and learn new games. We also feel that children benefit from learning about a healthy lifestyle across the curriculum. In science they will be learning about the human body and in design technology, a specialist food teacher will be teaching about nutrition and the children will be cooking. Year 4 will also be going on a residential ‘outward bound’ trip to Marchants Hill in Surrey.