PE & Sport
All things are possible for one who believes – Mark 9:23
Waverley Abbey believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. Our broad and balanced Physical Education Curriculum is intended to provide pupils with opportunities in which to relish challenges as well as an increase in self-confidence, in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Progressive learning objectives, coupled with a varied teaching approaches endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils to develop into inquisitive, independent learners. Through the selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks, it is intended that pupils, irrespective of their innate ability, will enjoy success, and be motivated to further develop their individual potential.
To ensure Waverley Abbey provides a broad and balanced PE curriculum for all learners with a clear level of progression from Year 3 through to Year 6 in all activities taught that enable all pupils to be independent and ready and prepared for the next phase of their learning in Year 7. Within the PE curriculum, all learners will be able to engage in new experiences and challenges which they relish, encouraging a growth mindset for all.
The activities offered and the teaching approaches adopted seek to provide pupils with opportunities to develop their creative and expressive abilities, through improvisation and problem solving. Pupils are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body and begin to understand the factors that affect their health and fitness.
In Physical Education, we hope that our children will be motivated to participate in and benefit from Physical Education and sport. Through physical activity we aim to improve health and well-being, to promote active participation and develop high self-esteem and high expectations within every child. All the children receive the governments’ recommendation of two hours per week during curriculum time.
PE programme of study is attached to this page.
Sport at Waverley
We are hugely proud of the sporting accolades and recent success that the children at Waverley Abbey have achieved. Due to the number of children at the school and the amount of sporting opportunities on offer, the school has developed an enviable range of sports facilities over recent years, all for the children to use and benefit from, both in lessons and representing the school in sporting teams.
The school is situated in beautiful countryside and we are fortunate enough to host a large playing field which covers over 2 acres. The school field provides a safe environment for all the children to play in whilst also being large enough to host a variety of sporting events. We regularly host and organise a Year 5 and 6 football tournament in the spring, where up to 14 schools come and compete against one another. In the summer term we host and organise cricket tournaments as well as an upper school rounders’ tournament.
At Waverley Abbey we believe that Sport is for all and we encourage every single child to get involved with representing the school in a sporting context. This could be in a school team or taking part as one of our runners for our autumn/spring district sports cross country event that takes place at Farnham Park. Each year we try and get more runners than the previous year. As well as participating in a team, Waverley Abbey have Year 6 Sports Leaders, who take an active role in leading sports events, run lunch time clubs for younger year groups as well as organise equipment for all children at break times. We believe that this role is incredibly important and is now an integral part of our school life.
At Waverley Abbey, we also provide a wide range of opportunities for a large number of children to represent the school in various sporting teams as we believe that all competitive experiences are valuable in enriching their lives. Waverley Abbey has maintained Sainsbury’s Platinum Mark Award. This can only been achieved once the school has achieved Gold Mark 4 years in a row. This scheme rewards schools commitment and development to competition, participation and recognises the excellent provision that Waverley Abbey provides for all its children.