PE – curriculum information

PE and physical activity is a big part of our everyday routine at Wansbeck. As well as completing the daily mile and planning physical activity into afternoon sessions, each class has two hours of PE scheduled into their weekly timetable. During these sessions, our children are taught fundamental movement skills across games, gymnastics, dance and OAA as well as a variety of life skills through engaging and challenging activities.

Personal skills are developed through self-reflection and taking responsibility for setting personal goals.

Social skills are enhanced through team activities and teaching pupils how to respond to feedback in a positive way as well as how to lead others successfully.

Cognitive skills are built upon through self-exploration of own performance and working through tactics in game situations.

Creative skills are promoted through creating own games and movements as well as demonstrating how to change tactics in a game in response to an opponent.

Physical skills are established through transferring taught FUNS skills to different activities and performing them with increased control and coordination.

Finally, health and fitness is taught through understanding the need for and benefits of exercise leading on to pupils planning their own fitness programmes.

We are also encouraging our children to develop these key sport and life skills during ‘inhouse’ sports tournaments. Every six weeks, children are placed into their Wansbeck TEAM groups and play a variety of sports in a round robin tournament within their key stage. These sports tournaments help develop the children’s sporting skills, encourage physical activity, and promote an overall enjoyment of taking part in sport. At the end of each tournament, we hold a presentation for the winning team and prizes for ‘sportsman’ and ‘sportswoman’ of the tournament.

Curriculum Intent:

“This improvement is underlined by published data showing that pupils’ spelling and grammar scores are now above the national average at the end of key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“The school has good systems in place to develop the leadership skills of staff.”

Ofsted comments

“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

Parent's comments

“The designated safeguarding leader is tenacious in her approach and
leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure that pupils receive the best possible
support.”

Ofsted comments

“Spelling errors
are also routinely identified in pupils’ written work across a range of subjects. This
helps pupils to avoid future repetitions.”

Ofsted comments

“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

Parent's comments

“Teachers accurately demonstrate to pupils the sounds that letters make. This
helps pupils to repeat the sounds they are learning.”

Ofsted comments

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

Ofsted comments

“Care is taken to ensure that the topics that are chosen attract the interests of the children.”

Ofsted comments

“Grammatical errors are discussed with pupils, and this helps them to improve their writing.”

Ofsted comments

“The school receives good support from the Hull Collaborative Academy
Trust, and trust leaders also provide you with effective challenge.”

Ofsted comments

“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

Parent's comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“The school have created a strong leadership team by making good use of opportunities you have to collaborate with other trust schools.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck Primary School is a happy, well-organised school that is at the heart of the local community.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

Parent's comments

“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

Parent's comments

“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

Parent's comments

“Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. You have a clear vision for what you want pupils to achieve; developing pupils socially, emotionally and
academically is at the centre of the curriculum you provide.”

Ofsted comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“Teachers make regular checks on the progress
that pupils make and use this information to adjust the activities that they plan.”

Ofsted comments

“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

Parent's comments

“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

Parent's comments

“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

Parent's comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“This has enabled
the school to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

Parent's comments

“The quality of pupils’ handwriting has also improved, particularly in key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils’ safety and well-being are central to your work. The leadership team has
ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose.”

Ofsted comments

“You pay
particular attention to safeguarding issues that affect your local community and prepare staff well to support pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments

“The school leadership team are committed to helping pupils to succeed”

Ofsted comments

“There is a
consistent approach to the teaching of phonics. Regular checks help teachers to
group pupils effectively so that activities are well matched to pupils’ needs.”

Ofsted comments

“Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils, prompting them to explain their answers and
providing them with the confidence to ‘have a go’.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils often have
opportunities to visit places of interest, such as the residential visit to Whitby that is linked to a class topic.”

Ofsted comments

“The school is passionate about the community it serves and determined
to help pupils to be the best they can be.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

Parent's comments

“Staff and governors
maintain an acute focus on these areas and establish excellent relationships with
pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Central to the work of the school is the development of pupils’ social skills and the support of their well-being.”

Ofsted comments