P.E. at Woodlands Primary School aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel individual’s abilities in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
We also strive to give as many children as possible the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive sports during their school life, giving them the prospect of understanding what competition feels like, what it is like to be part of a team, and to be able to both win and lose with equal grace. As part of our curriculum, pupils are taught by coaches who specialise in individual games.
P.E. at Woodlands is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy lifestyles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan
Links for children
Cosmic Kids Yoga - Specifically designed for kids ages 3 and up to engage in mindfulness and yoga practices, Cosmic Kids Yoga offers a variety of videos that your kids can follow along with at home. Videos are sorted by age and activity level, so you can choose from an easy beginner-level video for little kids or high-energy yoga videos for older kids. Your kids can also move along with dance videos and participate in short brain breaks to help shake up your daily routine.
Go Noodle - Have fun dancing along to familiar songs and engaging in work outs that you can do anywhere!
The Body Coach - The YouTube channel for The Body Coach offers a variety of exercise videos for kids. Each video is pretty short — five to eight minutes each — so kids won't get bored. Several of the videos feature kids working out alongside The Body Coach, which is highly entertaining for kids and can help keep them engaged. They can complete the videos one at a time or choose a few to do in a row for a longer workout session.
Kids Bop Dance Along - Your kids can sing, dance, and burn off extra energy to kid-friendly versions of popular songs like "Old Town Road" and "Truth Hurts" following along with the dance moves of the Kidz Bop kids.