Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted we are very pleased to say that we can once again start working towards providing all of our children with as many sporting activities, and opportunities to be as physically active as possible. We are committed to all children having two hours of timetabled PE, during which we will focus upon ensuring that all children become physically literate.

We will do this by delivering high quality teaching of the fundamental skills which are necessary for children to enjoy and participate in physical activity and a variety of sports. In EYFS, KS1 and Lower KS2 we will primarily focus, and build upon, skills and small sided competitive games, whilst in Year 5 and 6, children will have the opportunity to take part in some specific sports such as tag rugby and cricket. Please see here for the PE long term plan and here for the Curriculum Overview

During lessons, we will also provide opportunities for intra-class or house competitions while encouraging children to display good sportsmanship. Additionally, every child will have the chance to be a member of the class sports crew. This means that all children will have the experience of demonstrating, refereeing and helping with set-up of lessons. At our school, we follow the ‘My Personal Best’ initiative which strives to integrate essential life skills and qualities into the teaching of PE and across the whole curriculum. We focus on areas such as honesty, courage, self-belief, resilience and team work.

In addition to this, some of our Year 5 children will also receive Sports Leader training, delivered by the School Sports Partnership which will enable them to go on and run lunchtime activities and personal challenges for younger children.

Throughout the year, we will endeavour to offer after school sports clubs including cricket, rugby, hockey, running, football, gymnastics and dance. We also have a successful boys football team who take part in the schools’ league and the Wilf Mannion competition.

At Wheatlands, we also support local sports clubs such as Redcar Rugby club, Redcar squash club, Grangetown netball club, Redcar Wild Cats, Mighty Warriors Yoga and Dance Magic. We have established links with Yorkshire Cricket’s Chance to Shine programme who will be coaching our older children during PE in the spring term and Dale Clement, football coach at Marske Utd, will also be running football clubs for boys and girls after school as well as supporting some PE lessons.

As a school, we are always committed to providing the children with as many competitive opportunities as possible and we are lucky to be part of the Redcar and Eston School Sports Partnership who will be running some fantastic sports competitions for our older children as well as some fun development days for LKS2 and below.

In addition, we will be providing Balance bike and Bikeabilty training later this year. Our Year 3 children will receive pedestrian training and we will be encouraging active travel by taking part in Walk to School month.