PE – Underwood West Academy
Our intention and expectation is that personal fitness is an important, enjoyable and daily part of every child’s education at Underwood West Academy. This should include standing and moving about during lessons when children would otherwise be sitting. Every child should have the opportunity to attend after-school sports clubs and be signposted to local organisations.
School offers a rich and varied approach in the teaching and learning of the curriculum for PE. High quality outcomes are achieved which cover all aspects of the curriculum including gymnastics, games, dance, athletics and fitness. During Key Stage 2 children are taught swimming on-site via the utilisation of an inflatable pool which enables the children to be taught intensively over a six week period with the children receiving a minimum of two lessons per week. Children are encouraged to challenge themselves within a range of sports through watching, listening, experimenting and developing their skills. The balance of co-operative, collaberative and competitive situations aims to cater for the preferences and needs of each child. The units of work taught match the local school sports network calendar promoting Level 2 competition.