'Sport is a language that everyone speaks and it can be used to change lives. It's more than keeping fit, it's about respect, team building, trust and confidence.'
At Atwood, the development of physical skills is an important aspect of our children’s education. We believe that a high-quality physical education inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Through our innovative REAL PE curriculum and through our use of specialist coaches, our children:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time
- Engage in competitive sports and activities
- Lead healthy, active lives
Here at Atwood, our children take part in dance, gymnastics, games and swimming as well as taking part in ourdoor and adventurous activities such as orienteering or a range of other exciting activities whilst on residential trips in Years 5 and 6.
Atwood works closely with the Croydon Schools Sports Partnership and engages in many inter-school competitive events. We truly believe that sports are an integral part of a child’s life at Atwood- each year we take part in the Croydon Schools’ Athletics Championships and Swimming Gala. Furthermore, many of our children represent their various clubs at a good standard.
Atwood benefits from a large playfield, large playground and a quiet playground and we always promote a healthy and active lunchtime session. Atwood also uses its grounds to host competitive and friendly games of football, netball and cricket, and enjoys visiting other schools for the away matches. This is made possible by our school minibus, which is kindly supported by the Friends of Atwood Association.
Swimming at Atwood
We provide weekly swimming lessons to those children that at present cannot meet the current National Curriculum recommendations of being able to:
- Pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
- Swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m
- Use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
- Use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills (for example, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface diving).
Schools receive annually, PE and sport premium funding from the government in order to promote additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
To find out how Atwood has spent this money and reasons behind this spend, click on the link below to view of Sports Premium funding report.
An overview of the Physical Education taught across each year group throughout the year
A detailed description of the skills and knowledge taught in in each Key Stage
How we allocated our sports funding for the current academic year.
Click here to view results from our sports matches and events!