The PE curriculum at Woodhouse is designed to inspire all pupils to participate, excel and succeed in physical activities and competitive sport. We provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically confident and have a good understanding of their health, fitness and wellbeing. From the onset of their school journey up to leaving Woodhouse, pupils develop their fundamental movement skills (balancing, jumping, throwing etc.), apply these to sporting situations and understand the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship enabling a life-long love for sport.
The curriculum is divided into five strands with the themes of health and fitness interwoven throughout: Gymnastics, Dance, Games, Athletics and Swimming. Pupils are encouraged to thrive in competitive sport and physically demanding activities whilst developing the values of respect and fairness.
Each year group is timetabled for a minimum of two PE lessons a week in addition to a swimming session in the school’s on-site swimming pool. Pupils are also encouraged to partake in running and skipping challenges on the school’s all weather running track and learn life-long skills through orienteering, using our bespoke orienteering course. Older pupils participate in rock climbing and other adventurous activities at a local climbing gym and excel in gymnastics at a local, state-of-the-art gymnasium.
We are proactive in seeking opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both inside and out of school and have strong links with Rastrick High School, the Pennine Sports partnership and the Calderdale School Games partnership.