At The Whitehouse we want to inspire all of our children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. We aim to develop our pupils’ physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety, and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of a lifelong active and healthy lifestyle. Physical Education in school is one of the most powerful ways to assist with present and future health issues for your pupils – both mentally and physically. We look to achieve this through promoting good physical education, teaching self-discipline and teaching good leadership skills to prepare them for their future. We hold the child at the centre of our planning and delivery, nurturing their confidence and building their resilience to develop important skills such as communication, goal setting and working as a team. We believe children should be involved in learning in its broadest sense, both inside and outside the classroom if they are to achieve their potential. It is a curriculum area that strives to educate our children, families and carers, allowing them to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices.
What is the PE curriculum offer at The Whitehouse?
Our PE at The Whitehouse provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, basketball, hockey, rugby, badminton, cricket and team building games.
Our long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. In addition to this, we make cross curriculum links with other subjects such as science and PSHE providing pupils with learning opportunities which are purposeful and inclusive for the differing needs and abilities of our pupils.
At The Whitehouse, PE is delivered twice a week for each class. Each half-term the pupils will experience two different sporting disciplines tailored to the needs of the pupils and their interests and skills. In addition, we offer further opportunities for our pupils to become physically active. We encourage our pupils to participate in a varied range of extra-curricular sport and health activities through daily lunch time clubs and sporting events, and invite pupils to attend sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which promotes the opportunity for every one of our pupils to access an activity that they are interested in and encourages both physical development, mental wellbeing, team working and leadership skills.
How are knowledge and skills acquired in PE?
Knowledge and skills at The Whitehouse are developed through the delivery of a diverse and engaging curriculum offer which teaches children about fitness and health by building on their natural enthusiasm for play and movement. By pupils watching, listening, taking part and trying new activities, they develop their skills in movement and coordination, team building and leadership, communication and active listening. We have a clear focus on healthy and active lifestyles throughout the curriculum, aiming to promote that a positive contribution in physical activity supports the growth in physical and mental health of the individual from childhood onwards.
What enrichment opportunities do pupils receive in PE?
We are always promoting positive relationships and strong links with local clubs and partnerships across Hull and the East Riding. This allows us to encourage and support our pupils to continue being physically active and to take up sporting opportunities within their wider local community.
“Whitehouse Pupil Referral Unit is a calm and friendly environment.”
“Pupils are happy, enjoy coming to school and say that they feel safe.”
“Staff know the pupils well and pupils respond to these positive relationships.”
“Parents comment that their children’s behaviour improves significantly after joining the school.”
“By the time a pupil leaves the school, they are well prepared for either mainstream school or specialist provision.”
“Leaders, staff and governors are ambitious for pupils to achieve their potentials.”
“Teachers encourage pupils to develop a love of reading. Pupils have access to lots of different types of books.”
“Pupils enjoy taking part in a wide range of activities that broaden their learning.”
“Pupils can concentrate on their work because behaviour is managed exceptionally well.”
“Members of the governing body and the wider academy trust are ambitious for the school and for what pupils can achieve.”
“Pupils’ ability to manage their own anger and emotions improves after joining the school.”