At Wistaston Church Lane Academy, we TRY and TRY AGAIN like athletes!

We believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience success in Physical Education. The curriculum is planned to enable children to try a wide variety of sports, helping to find the ones that they enjoy the most. Lessons are designed to develop the fundamental physical skills in KS1, then continue to build on these, year on year.

We are committed to ensuring every child gets the chance to practise and develop their skills in a range of traditional and non-traditional sports. Every child deserves to experience an appropriate level of challenge regardless of their current knowledge and ability in that sporting area. Lessons are designed with this in mind, as we want to encourage and inspire a life-long love of physical activity.

We aim for children to develop life transferable skills, and to understand the importance of regular physical activity on our physical and mental wellbeing. Through P.E lessons children will build self-confidence and increase levels of self-esteem as they develop their own independence and resilience to challenges. Within lessons children will have the opportunity to participate in individual or team activities, which will continue to develop a range of social skills and enable the development of teamwork. Children will have the opportunity to take part in competitive scenarios within lessons, in preparation for Inter-, or Intra- school competitions.


At Wistaston Church Lane Academy, we follow the Government’s National Curriculum for Physical Education. Each child is timetabled to have 2 hours of physical activity each week. Every half-term two different sports are taught within each year group.

  • A planned Whole School Overview enables children to continue development of skills within different traditional and non-traditional sports each year.
  • A spiral curriculum approach ensures repetition of skills each year, as well as development of new skills, and progression in understanding of sporting rules and personal wellbeing.
  • Each lesson follows a similar structure: warm up, learning of a skill, skill practised in activities, modified game, cool down and stretches.
  • Year 5 children go to Nantwich Swimming baths during the Autumn Term and cover the National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.
  • Yearly Intra-school competition – KS1 & KS2 Sports Days

Children are taught and assessed against the Government’s Programme of Study Aims.


At Wistaston Church Lane Academy, we aim to provide high quality teaching ensuring all children participate in fun and engaging lessons. It is expected that all P.E lessons are safe and well-planned for the progression and involvement of all pupils. This will be monitored by the Subject Leader and SLT. The high quality lessons will ensure children leave year 6 having:

  • Mastered basic fundamental movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Engaged in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities.
  • Able to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Played competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Developed flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics.
  • Performed dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • Taken part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Self-evaluated- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively.
  • To be able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Cultural Capital

At Wistaston Church Lane Academy, we develop the following skills in our athletes:

  • Understand the rules of a variety of sports.
  • Able to effectively referee a competitive game.
  • Able to participate successfully in individual sports and team sports.
  • Understand the importance of exercise on physical and mental well-being.
  • Able to effectively self-analyse a performance.
  • To show sportsmanship to team members and the opposition.
  • Show respect to Officials, Referees and Marshals in their capacity.
  • Inspire a life-long participation in exercise.

Summer kit- shorts, house team t-shirt, trainers/pumps

Winter Kit- tracksuit bottoms, house team t-shirt, jumper (house team jumpers can be purchased from the School Office)

It is recommended that KS2 children have trainers instead of pumps.

Each term different sport clubs will be run by members of staff.

Letters will be sent out at the start of each half-term letting you know which clubs you can join, so keep your eyes peeled!!

Information about the clubs running can be found at the School Office.

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