Latest PE News and Events at Frenchwood
WOW and Active Breakfast Event
Our school is currently participating in a walking to school programme. Children are encouraged to travel sustainably and self-record how they came to school using the WOW Travel Tracker.
Our pupils are one of the top 10 schools in Lancashire for active travel, to celebrate this amazing achievement we hosted a fun-filled event inviting children to eat a healthy breakfast in school then engage in penalty shootouts with PNE and wake and shake with teachers. We also had a visit from a special visitor!!
PE in the EYFS
Our Reception children engage in Physical activity on a daily basis, we use our outdoor areas to test our strength and master skills we have already learnt.
Year 1 Multi Sports Competition
Our Year 1 children represented us at the year 1 multi sports competition. They had lots of fun competing with other schools and were brilliant at cheering each other on! We are super proud of them all, well done Team Frenchwood!
Year 1/2 Inclusion Event
Some of our Year1/2's were chosen to compete in the Inclusion sports event at Preston College Sports Hall. They had fun playing lots of games that involved then running, throwing, catching and building team work!
Thank You for representing our school so well!
Year 6 Netball Competition
Our Year 6 Netball Team participated in a competition and WON! A huge well done to them and their coach, Mrs Patel.
At Frenchwood Community Primary School, we believe all children should have access to a high quality Physical Education (PE) curriculum and PE should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum. Our School recognises the benefits high quality PE provision and school sport can give to all pupils.
Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop physical literacy and the fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills to excel in a wide range of physical activities, by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all. We use the Primary PE Passport App which supports up to deliver exciting, skilled and inclusive lessons of Physical Education. The app allows us to assess and monitor on the go as well as gather evidence.
Physical education encourages pupils to be active and supports them in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively. Our PE curriculum is inclusive to ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities on offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.
A high quality PE curriculum can also inspire pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We will endeavour to provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum. This will mean that all pupils have the opportunity to participate in regular competitive sport.
PE will develop not only physical literacy and physical skills, but it will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It will also contribute to the development of a range of important cognitive skills, such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.
The Subject Leader
My name is Saadiya Patel and I am the subject lead for PE at Frenchwood Community Primary School. Since been given the exciting role of PE lead in December 2021, i have been a part of, developing a new PE curriculum, arranging and organising competitions and recently I introduced the school to the new PE Primary Passport App. I developed a passion for Physical Education when I realised the importance it played in young children’s lives. As a child, i never enjoyed PE and throughout my secondary years, I always felt anxious when it was PE days. When I began my teacher training, I realised how much of an importance Physical Education played in children’s and adult‘s lives, it not only teaches skills and exercise it also supports mental health and wellbeing. I want to ensure every child at Frenchwood enjoys and develops lifelong skills during their weekly PE and outdoors sessions. I believe PE is not just about exercise and physical activity, at Frenchwood, children are given the opportunity to develop their communication, leadership, independence and teamwork skills too.