PE and Sports Premium at Wymondley
Wymondley JMI School is proud to be an active school that provides an inclusive P.E. curriculum as well as a range of extra-curricular activities. We offer a wide (and changing) range of sports clubs for the children to participate in including football, girls football, tag rugby, netball, gymnastics, athletics, basketball, tennis and multi-skills clubs. We hope that all of these options help our children to understand the importance of an active lifestyle and increase their overall participation and enjoyment in sporting activities both inside and outside of school.
As well as weekly class PE sessions, we also welcome our specialist sports coach, Seb Sinclair from CSE, twice a week. Mr Sinclair teachers P.E. to all classes each week, as well as running lunchtime and after school clubs, which change on a termly basis.
All year groups from Year 1 upwards take part in the ‘Daily Mile’ at least twice a week and we hold a ‘Walk to School’ week annually to encourage further fitness and to help our children develop a healthy lifestyle. We also offer our Reception and Year 1 children the chance to learn how to ride a bike through the Bikeability Level 1 course and our Year 5 and 6 children the chance to become road confident cyclists through the Bikeability Level 2 and 3 course. Every child in the school participates in a half term of swimming across the school year, or in Year 5 and 6 through holiday top up swimming sessions which are funded by the school.
Our children participate in a range of competitive sporting events both within and beyond school. We hold a Sports Day, which lasts all day and includes competitive and team events as well as fourteen different athletic events for every child to participate in. We also take part in annual events such as tag rugby tournaments, rounders tournaments, the Rural Schools football, netball and athletics rallies and other inclusive events over the year. We are also a member of the Hitchin Football Association and play in different matches, tournaments and cup competitions over the year. Last year also saw the first time Wymondley was able to field a girls football team in both a friendly game and a cup game, which was a proud day for us and one we hope to build on in the years to come. Although we are a small school, we believe in giving our children as many sporting opportunities as possible regardless of how strong a team we are able to field.
We continue to invest in sports based resources to develop increasing levels of enthusiasm in our children. Our basketball posts and tag rugby posts have been very popular with the children, but have also given each of these sports a sense of belonging in the school and raised awareness of the sports for some, while increasing the enjoyment of participating for others. Our tag rugby club recorded its highest numbers this year, while our athletics after school club has two thirds of the entire school in attendance each week. We are ambitious with sport for our children and will look to increase opportunities, participation and most importantly enjoyment as we move forwards into the future.