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.
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).
Please click on the link below for a full list of fixtures for this year:
We also take part in the PPSA District Sports Competitions and here are some photos from the last summer’s competition.
We also now hold an Inter-House Sports Competition for Key Stage Two in our middle hall. The children compete in Tri-Golf, Dodgeball and Volleyball.