Physical Education (P.E) at Welwyn St Mary’s develops well balanced children whilst fostering their enjoyment, confidence and skills within P.E, physical activity and school sport. This boosts mental wellbeing and achievement. We adopt the head (thinking), heart (doing), hands (behavioural change) approach when planning the curriculum and delivering P.E. lessons. We recognise the transferable nature of skills e.g. remembering a dance sequence and sequencing a story through cross-curricular activities. The national Active Mark (gold) recognises our commitment to P.E. Additionally, we promote a physical lifestyle through active classrooms. This is achieved through activities such as Just Dance, Super Movers, Take 10, the daily mile and investing in active resources to be used within the classroom setting.
Throughout the key stages, our curriculum ensures children understand the many benefits of being physically active and the positive impacts of lifelong participation. The curriculum covers gymnastics, athletics, OAA (outdoor adventurous activities), dance, invasion games, net and wall games and swimming.
We are fortunate to have excellent facilities for P.E. including a purpose built gymnasium and extensive playing fields. Further involvement is encouraged through a wide range of extra-curricular activities which take place at lunchtime and after school. Additionally, we boost competitive sport through a range of sporting competitions, offering a real variety and breadth for all.