The PE curriculum focuses on pupils enjoying healthy, active lifestyles where they respond positively to challenges and develop self-confidence and physical capabilities. Pupils learn about their changing bodies and the importance of nutrition and rest for a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Through sport and other physical activities, they learn to increase their body control, coordination and dexterity. Pupils also learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of teams. They also learn to cooperate and compete fairly.
All children currently receive two hours a week of high quality PE teaching. We employ two specialist PE teachers from Kick London who spend 2 days per week at West Hill. They lead PE lessons as well as team teaching and observing PE lessons so that teachers can develop their own coaching skills through this sharing of good practice.
All children in Key Stage 2 receive swimming lessons at Southfields Academy Pool and are taught by a qualified swimming coach.
For full details of the PE Curriculum please see the curriculum by year group pages.
Sports taught at West Hill are wide and varied, both during the school day and as extra-curricular clubs.
KS2 pupils have the opportunity to take part in intra school sport between classes in their house teams. Children compete in sports hall athletics, tri-golf, tennis and outdoor athletics. We also have a yearly school sports day at St Michael’s playing field.
West Hill currently participates in the local football and netball leagues, tri-golf and indoor and outdoor athletics. We also enter a range of local competitions as and when the opportunities arise through our membership of the Wandsworth school games and the PPSA (Putney Primary Schools Association).
We also take part in the PPSA District Sports Competitions in Netball and Football
We also hold an Inter-House Sports Competition for Key Stage Two in our middle hall. The children compete in Tri-Golf, Dodgeball and Volleyball.
We are delighted to announce that West Hill Primary School has achieved the School Games Mark Bronze Award for the 2016/17 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. With many more children competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.