During Physical Education, children learn to compete, succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. They develop both individually and as team players, through sports leader challenges and intra-team sports competitions. Our provision is highly inclusive, designed to meet the needs of all learners and encourage competitive participation at all levels. Children learn about health and fitness, and how to become more physically confident. Lessons are designed to help children build character, and embed values such as fairness and respect and are taught both by school staff and professional coaches. Kindness, empathy for others, and use of good manners is reinforced through the focus on inclusivity and celebration of both hard work and achievement. Specific PRIDE values (Positive, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Enjoyment) are focused on through PE lessons and children are encouraged to enact these through all sporting activities. The Ann Dawson Sports Award is received by one boy and one girl exiting Woodfield in Year 6 each year, which celebrates both achievement in sport and application of our sporting values. A number of extra-curricular clubs are available throughout the school year and all children are offered the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports. Teams from Woodfield regularly compete in local competitions in disciplines such as tag rugby, football, hockey, netball, swimming, basketball and cricket. Children in KS2 are taught to learn to swim through weekly visits to the swimming baths.
Every sportsperson leaving Woodfield in Year 6 has participated in competitive sport at their level. They have developed their skills and been inspired to push themselves to achieve and excel. Sporting opportunities across the curriculum and whole primary experience have developed their fitness and they understand the importance of being healthy and exercising.