The unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge program has been created because all children need a key skills-set in order to develop their potential and to make their life dreams become a reality.
All visitors help us to become enquirers and to learn and discover new things about the world.
Visiting 10 Downing Street helps us appreciate that the WDPS Core Values are reflected in fundamental ‘British Values.’
WDPS Cycle offsite multi-day challenges help us all to develop resilience and to become effective team players.
We develop higher-level thinking skills online by learning to analyse, synthesise and evaluate.
Our teachers appreciate that we are all unique individuals with different learning styles.
Learning is fun as our Teachers plan exciting learning experiences through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
The all–weather WDPS Mountain Bike and Running Trail helps us develop fitness, stamina and essential bike-handling skills.
We learn from different world cultures which helps shape us into well-balanced and open-minded global citizens.
In the WDPS Bushcraft Area we develop our Multiple Intelligences and self-confidence whilst learning to manage risks.
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Physical Education (PE) Curriculum.

WDPS believe a high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. The curriculum provides an opportunity for children to improve their fitness, skills and health. It inspires children to challenge themselves and to develop positive and healthy attitudes for life.
The WDPS Core Values (‘Learner Profile’ and ‘Attitudes to Promote’) are embedded in the children’s learning experiences in the International Primary Curriculum, the WDPS Life Skills Challenge modules ‘WDPS Olympics Challenge’, ‘WDPS Life Cycle’ and ‘WDPS I Can Do It!’ which includes learning  bushcraft skills and developing our school allotments.
 At WDPS, during PE lessons, the children will develop the ‘Attitudes to Promote’ and ‘Learner Profile’ values of: Principled, Collaboration, Communication, Risk Takers, Thinkers, Knowledge, Respect, Cooperation, Independent, Enthusiasm, Creativity, and Integrity.


Phase1

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
  • To complete cross country running in the ‘WDPS Life Skills Challenge’.
  • To compete in howler throw, long jump, distance (400m) run and sprint (50m) in the ‘WDPS Olympics Challenge’.
  • To ride a bicycle stabiliser free in ‘WDPS Life Cycle’.

 

Phase 2

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, for example, through athletics and gymnastics.
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team and compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • To complete cross country running in the ‘WDPS Life Skills Challenge’.
  • To compete in howler throw, long jump, distance (600m) run and sprint (80m) in the ‘WDPS Olympics Challenge’.
  • To develop cycle skills including braking, changing gear, accent, decent and basic maintenance in ‘WDPS Life Cycle’.
  • To swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

 

Phase 3

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance for example, through athletics and gymnastics.
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • To complete cross country running in the ‘WDPS Life Skills Challenge’.
  • To compete in howler throw, long jump, distance run (800m) and sprint (100m) in the’ WDPS Olympics Challenge’.
  • To continue develop cycle skills including braking, changing gear, accent, decent and basic maintenance in ‘WDPS Life Cycle’.
  • To take part in a range of cycle rides, including multiday rides using trails and roads in ‘WDPS Life Cycle’.

 

 

For children over the age of five, WDPS ensures it covers the statutory knowledge, skills and understanding from the English National Curriculum which is made up of these subjects:

PSHE with Citizenship Design Technology Art & Design Geography History RE Music PE Science Computing English Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages Early Years Curriculum International Primary Curriculum