At Wandsworth Prep, we believe in a 'sports for all' approach. All year groups, from Reception to Key Stage 2, are taught by a specialist PE teacher. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2 children are taught to be active and interactive, and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. We provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports a healthy and active lifestyle. Within lessons, children are given the opportunity to work as individuals, in a group or as part of a team. Children develop core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination. Reception and Year 1 pupils are taught P.E on site and Year 2 learn at Wandsworth Common. Reception and Year 1 attend swimming lessons in the summer term to kickstart their love of swimming and to begin those swimming foundations.
In Years 3 - 6, children are able to polish their skills with the focus on a fewer number of sports to improve the quality and standard of their play. P.E lessons are taught at The Wandle Recreation Centre where we train on the astro pitches and Sports hall. In the Autumn term we teach football and netball, hockey in the Spring term and athletics and cricket in the summer term. Fixtures against other schools take place during games afternoons and it offers competitive opportunities for children of all abilities, as does our inclusive summer Sports Day and charity runs or exercise events.
We also support those exhibiting strong sporting talent, giving them the opportunity to represent the school in the Independent Schools Association tournaments, competing at the highest levels.
The curriculum is also enriched by after school clubs, such as Gymnastics and Tag Rugby. Dance and ballet are also offered, where children have the opportunity to gain certificates awarded by the Royal Academy of Dance.
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