Well done to our Key Stage 1 Multi-skills Squad

Our KS1 Multi-skills Squad took part in the Multi-skills Festival in November. The children got to take part in a range of sporting activities competing against other schools. A special mention to our Sport Leaders in Year 5 who were fantastic leaders, role models and support for our younger children. Well done!

‘Healthy Body, Heart and Mind’

At Wensley Fold we aim to develop healthy bodies, hearts and minds. The staff and pupils are committed to our school motto  ‘Make Each Day Count’ and the school values which are embedded throughout PE and Sport in school. PE and Sport in school allows us to promote and develop teamwork, strong ethics, continual enhancement, inclusion and inspiring potential. We are very lucky to benefit from fantastic sports facilities including a sports hall, dance studio and a large field.   The children have access to a wide range of school sports clubs and competitions both in and out of school. We aim to develop all children’s individual talents and encourage ‘Sport for All’.  We also endeavour to teach the children about the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle.

Sporting Events and Competitions

Autumn Term 2017/18

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Year 5/6 Badminton (Mixed) – QEGS

Tuesday 16th October 2017
Year 5/6 Football (Boys)- St Bede’s High School

Wednesday 18th October 2017
KS1 Multi-skills Festival (Mixed) – QEGS

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Year 5/6 Football Festival (Girls) – BRIC

Tuesday 14th November 2017
Year 3/4 Dodgeball (Mixed) – St Bede’s High School

Thursday 16th November 2017
Year 5/6 Netball (Girls) – BRIC

Monday 20th November 2017
KS2 Boccia- St Bede’s High School

Tuesday 28th November 2017
Year 5/6 Dodgeball (Mixed) – St Bede’s High School

Thursday 7th December 2017
KS2 Boccia- St Bede’s High School

Thursday 14th December 2017
Year 5/6 Netball (Girls) – BRIC

Thursday 8th December 2017
Year 3/4 Dodgeball (Mixed) – Witton Park High School

Summer Term 2016/17

Thursday 25th April 2017
Year 5/6 Netball Girls- St Bede’s- 3:45-5:45pm

Thursday 4th May 2017
Table Cricket Key Stage 2 Mixed – 9:30am-2pm

Wednesday 17th May 2017
Short Tennis Year 3/4 Mixed- Blackburn Northern Tennis Club – 2-4pm

Tuesday 6th June 2017
Quad Athletics Year 3/4 Mixed- St Bede’s – 2:30-4:30pm

Wednesday 7th June 2017
Cricket Year 5/6 Girls- Darwen Cricket Ground – 10-3pm

Wednesday 14th June 2017
Cricket Year 5/6 Boys- Darwen Cricket Ground – 10-3pm

Monday 19th June 2017
Athletics Year 3-6 Mixed- Witton Park – 3:30-7pm

Spring Term 2016/17

Thursday 12th January 2017
Year 5/6 Netball Girls- BRIC – 3:45-5:45pm

Friday 13th January 2017
Boccia KS2 Mixed-QEGS – 9am-2pm

Saturday 21st January 2017
Blackburn Rovers Match Day Flag Waving- Ewood Park – 12-3pm

Wednesday 25th January 2017
Sportshall Athletics Year 5/6 Mixed- Witton Park High School – 4-6pm

Thursday 26th Januray 2017
Year 5/6 Netball Girls- BRIC – 3:45-5:45pm

Wednesday 1st February 2017
Sportshall Athletics Year 3/4 Mixed- St Bede’s High School – 4-6pm

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Boccia KS2 Mixed-Liverpool – 10am-4pm

Wednesday 7th February 2017
Sportshall Athletics Year 2 Mixed- QEGS – 10-12pm

Wednesday 8th February 2017
Gymnastics Year 3/4 Mixed- St Bede’s High School – 1pm-5pm

Thursday 2nd March 2017
Year 5/6 Netball Girls- BRIC – 3:45-5:45pm

Wednesday 8th March 2017
Celebration of Dance Key Stage 2 Mixed – King George’s Hall – 3:30-7pm

Friday 10th March 2017
Swimming Year 5/6 Mixed – Darwen Leisure Centre – 3:30-7pm

Monday 27th March 2017
Cross Country Year 5/6 and 3/4 Mixed –  QEGS -3:30-4:45pm

Wednesday 29th March 2017
Orienteering Year 5/6 Mixed – Feniscowles – 3:30-4:45pm

Friday 31st March 2017
Gymnastics Cluster Competition Year 3/4 Mixed- Wensley Fold- 12:30-3pm

Friday 31st March 2017
SEN Outdoor Festival Key Stage 2 -Mixed- QEGS- 12:30-3pm

Thursday 6th April 2017
Basketball Cluster Competition Year 5/6 Boys- SMSJ- 3:30-4:45pm

Sports Clubs

Autumn Term 2017/18

After School
Multi-sports – Years 3 – 6

Cross Country- Years 5 and 6
Boccia- Years 2-6
Table Tennis  Club – Yaer 5 and 6

After School
Girls Netball- Years 5 and 6
Benchball and Dodgeball- Years 5 and 6

Squad Football- Years 5 and 6

Netball- Years 5 and 6

Fun Fitness – Years 1 – 3

Dodgeball- Years 3-4

After School
Multi-Skills Club- Years 1 and 2

Gymnastics- Years 1 and 2

Get Active Dance Fitness Club – Years 1 and 2

After School
Gymnastics- Years 3-6
Football Skills- Years 3 and 4
Cheerdance- Year 1-6

Sports Clubs

Summer Term 2016/17

After School
Multi-sports – Year 3/4/5
Cricket Club- Year 4/5/6

Cross Country- Year 5/6
Boccia- Year 2-6

After School
Short Tennis  Club – Year 4-6
Squad Football- Year 5/6 (selected)

Sport Skills Club – Year 3/4

After School
Boys’ Basketball Club – Year 4-6

Rounders – Year 2-6



Girls’ Cricket Club – Year 4-6

After School
Athletics- Year 5/6

Gymnastics- Year 1/2
Get Active Dance Fitness Club – Year 1/2

After School
Gymnastics- Year 3-6
Cricket- Year 3/4
Cheerdance- Year 2-6

Sports Clubs

Spring Term 2016/17

After School
Multi-sports – Year 3-6
Elite Sports Development Club – Year 5/6 (selected)

Cross Country- Year 5/6
Boccia- Year 2-6

After School
Table Tennis  Club – Year 4-6
Girls Netball- Year 5/6
Squad Football- Year 5/6 (selected)

Dodgeball and Benchball Club – Year 3/4

After School
Chess Skills- Year 2-6

After School
Multi Skills Club- Year 1/2
Cricket Club- Year 5/6

Gymnastics- Year 1/2
Get Active Dance Fitness Club – Year 1/2

After School
Gymnastics- Year 3-6
Football Skills- Year 3/4
Celebration of Dance- Year 2-6

The Impact of PE Premium at Wensley Fold Primary Academy.

In the News…

The government has announced new funding for school sport and Physical Education equalling £150m over two years nationally. At Wensley Fold we received £9300 in 2015/16.

Click on the document below to find out the impact it had at Wensley Fold Primary Academy.

Sports Committee

Introducing the 2016-17 Wensley Fold Sports Committee!

Sports Committee –  Leadership

PE leaders play an important role at school and children are encouraged to take active leadership roles.  This happen both in lessons and through competitions and events held during lunchtime and after-school.

Leaders plan and deliver warm-up sessions, set up equipment, help one another during skill sessions and plan and deliver sporting competitions.  Leaders have also designed sports badges, posters and sports questionnaires for other children to find out what activities the other children would like to do next.

Throughout National School Sports Week, young sports leaders play an active role in officiating, organising and supporting other children.  Year 4, 5 and 6 children are involved in leadership during this event and it gives them an opportunity to show their leadership ideas through innovation, initiative and independence.

Leadership plays a key part in developing our schools values and it is encouraged as part of our message to make each day count.

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Sports Stars

Wensley Fold Sports Stars

no   Every week in assembly we give out our Sports Star Award to children who have been busy in and out of school competing in lots of different sports!

no   The children who win get a special sticker and take the Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville back to their class for the week.

no   Keep it up and don’t forget to add your clubs to your class sports star chart!


At the beginning of each term Miss Thompson trains up young leaders to become Playleaders at lunchtimes.

Active Leaders at Wensley Fold

In PE lessons, at competitions, whole school events and at clubs children get opportunities to become Active Leaders.

no   Active Mini Coach – plan activities, give instructions, motivate, encourage, think about safety, demonstrate.

no   Active Judge – be fair and confident to offer advice and opinions.

no   Active Umpire – be fair and confident when making decisions, know the rules of the activity, communicate clearly.

no   Active Warm Up Leader – give clear instructions, plan a warm up that raises the heart rate and stretching activities. Be confident to lead and demonstrate.

no   Active Photographer – take action photographs; make displays for the PE notice board.

no   Active Event Announcer – be loud, clear and confident, make decisions quickly.

no   Active Team Captain – Encourage and motivate the team, thank the official at the end of the activity, communicate effectively with your team.

no   Active Health and Safety – Check the area for the activity; ensure it is safe and clear.

Community Sports Clubs

Have you thought about joining a local sports club?

no   Blackburn Harriers – Junior Athletics Training

no   Blackburn Rovers Community Trust
Holiday Clubs and Weekly Clubs


no   Blackburn Rugby Club – Junior Rugby Training


no   Cross Hill Tennis Club

no   Darwen Acrobatics Club – Junior Gymnastics


no   Martial Arts at Wensley Fold

Telephone – 08000351605
The class days and times: Thursday and Sunday from 5pm

no   West Pennine Netball Club – Junior Netball Training


Youth Sport Trust Silver Quality Mark

AfPE Quality Mark for PE with distinction

Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award 2015/16:

Wensley Fold have achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark Silver Award.

The Youth Sport Trust Silver Award and an AfPE Quality Mark for PE with distinction.

These awards recognise our commitment to the development of high quality PE  and school sport throughout school and in the community.

Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice Responses:


I think PE is the best subject in school and is an energetic subject.


PE is my best subject in school.  I love it because we can get chosen for lots of competitions.


I think PE is one of the best subjects in school and is cool.


I think PE is fun

Raees Ali:

It’s really fun and energetic and I really liked the dodgeball festival.


I think PE is a good way for children to get the chance to be get active and learn different things about sport.


I think it’s amazing because it’s energetic and I love sport.  It’s my favourite subject.  You get healthy for fun.

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