School Games Gold Award
Thomas Whitehead CE Academy has been awarded the GOLD award by School Games. The School Games aim is to put physical activity and competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. The children of Thomas Whitehead have attended lots of events and competed in sporting activities against other schools. Every team has showed strenghth, and resilience at times, but has always tried their best, shown good team work and sportsmanship, as well encouragement and support for each other. Well done to everyone who took part. We are very proud of this award!
On Wednesday afternoon, two teams of Year 5/6 boys competed in a Cricket Festival. This was our first competitive experience of cricket and the boys performed excellently with brilliant values. It was a lovely afternoon as the children learnt a new sport. Well done to all involved.
Thank you for visiting the PE curriculum page. I hope you enjoy finding out about all the great PE work taking place at Thomas Whitehead Academy.
At Thomas Whitehead Academy, we strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We recognise the vital contribution of physical education (PE) to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, as well as the role it can play in relation to a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. PE is an integral part of the curriculum to be enjoyed by all children. It is a real opportunity for both teachers and children to consolidate and work on the values that underpin every aspect of school life.
We look to offer a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activity to ensure that all children progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to achieve their personal goals. All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and using the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.
The aim of Physical Education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Our PE Curriculum works alongside PSHE and science, and looks to teach children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition. We aim for children to develop the necessary knowledge and skills which will have a positive impact on their future by becoming physically active citizens to benefit their long-term health and well-being. Children are also taught to observe and produce the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Thus embedding life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play.
Children also have opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activity clubs, and compete in inter and intra- school sporting events throughout the year.
‘The world of sports knows no religious, racial or political differences. Athletes, from whatever land they come, speak the language. The lessons of competition are lessons for life.’
2022 - Inter-School Competition Results
After a handful of football fixtures and competitions in Autumn Term, including an incredible Cross Country Competition, which our Year 5/6 girls' team won, the inter-school competitions have really accelerated into full swing. Below are some of the amazing competitions we have been apart of in Spring Term.
Wednesday 26th January - Year 3-6 Boccia Festival
Wednesday 2nd February - Year 3/4 Sports Hall Athletics Competition
Wednesday 2nd February - Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics Competition
Friday 4th March - Year 5/6 Girls' Football Game
Wednesday 9th March - Year 3/4 Girls' Tag Rugby Festival
Friday 11th March - Year 5/6 Boys' Football Game - an honourable defeat in our Semi Final cup game to The Vale.
Wednesday 16th March - Year 5/6 Girls' Dodgeball Competition - Finished an impressive 3rd place
Wednesday 23rd March - Year 3/4 Boys' Tag Rugby Festival
Thursday 24th March - Year 5/6 Boys' Football Game
Wednesday 30th March - Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Girls' Competition - Finished an incredible 2nd place
We cannot wait for more competitions to come in Summer Term. Some of the upcoming competitions and festivals already planned include...
Year 5/6 Boys Dodgeball
Year 3/4 Kwick Cricket
Year 3/4 Gymnastics
Year 5/6 Cricket
Year 3-6 Rounders
Year 3-6 Basketball
Year 3-6 Athletics