Our goal is to inspire children to be lifelong participants in sport and physical activity. We want our children recognise that it should be part of our everyday lives to be physically active. We want our children to enjoy sport and have the fundamental skills needed so that they can access sports and physical activities competently and confidently. We aim to achieve this through a combination of: completely inclusive quality PE lessons, good quality extra-curricular provision, intra-house and inter-school competitions and fostering a philosophy within our school that it is normal and enjoyable to be physically active everyday.
In school, we aim to achieve this through:
We use Real PE in school to ensure that every child has the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and life. We use a child centred approach to ensure that there is suitable challenge and support for every child in every lesson. The central philosophy of all lessons are built round three main principles: 1. Creating clear, shared learning journeys 2. Providing quality personalised opportunities and 3. Shifting responsibility towards the learner. Fundamental skills are taught in all lessons to increase physical literacy and one learning objective is based on this. The other learning objective centres on the area being taught – social, personal, cognitive, creative, health and fitness and applying physical skills.
Active Lunch Times
Our aim is to encourage children to enjoy physically active lunchtimes. Our Playground Leaders organise and run fun activities to encourage enjoyable, physical activity. They provide activities on both the Key Stage one and Key Stage two playgrounds every lunchtime. After liasing with the Sports Council, a range of equipment has been bought. The equipment is rotated over the week allowing the children to be active. The ride on equipment is always popular!
We run a Co-ordination Club to ensure that all of our children have the opportunity to develop fundamental motor skills that will help them across the curriculum. We also have a Change 4 Life Club, where we encourage our children to try different activities in order to develop their confidence in becoming more physically active.
Extra-Curricular Sports Clubs
We employ Key Stage Coaching to deliver and enhance our extra-curricular club provision. We offer a Key Stage one and Key Stage two club, which are very popular.
Clubs change during the year, but include benchball, football, tag rugby, netball, dodgeball, cheerleading, athletics, rounders, cricket and basketball.
Intra-School House Competitions
There are regular competitions throughout the year in a range of sports. Our House Captains organise the teams and the matches are officiated by our Sports Council. The sports chosen reflect those done in lessons and include Tag Rugby, dodgeball and boccia.
The school takes part in inter-school festivals, hosted by the local secondary school. There is a minimum of one festival per year group and 100% of our children attend.
There are excellent local inter-school competitions organised by SASP and we enter teams in; Tag Rugby, Dodgeball, Handball, Football, Catchball, Netball, Rounders and athletics. We encourage all of our Key Stage two children to take part.
We have an active Sports Council at St. John's. They are the voice of the pupils in our school and ensure that we have the resources and activities available that our children want. They also help to organise and run intra-school competitions.
We regularly post updates and photos on both our School Twitter and Facebook pages. Have a look and see what we've been up to recently.
School Club Links
We aim to get as many children as possible to attend local clubs as possible. There are clubs that operate at St. John's as well as other in and around Wellington. See what you can get involved in. Please see our PE board for ideas of clubs that are running locally.
Wellington Tennis Club
Wellington Rugby Club
Wellington Football Club
Wellington Cricket Club
Martial Arts 4 Life
Wellington Badminton Club