Physical Education and Sport


‘Healthy Body, Heart and Mind’

Physical Education (PE) at Wensley Fold aims to develop the children’s fundamental movement skills through a broad range of physical activities and sports. The school’s curriculum and extra-curriculum activities aim to provide our children with sporting opportunities and experiences that they otherwise wouldn’t have accessed to. The school teaches the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and promotes ‘Healthy Bodies, Hearts and Minds’. 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.

The curriculum has been developed to ensure that our children have the opportunity to learn and develop their fundamental movement skills. Staff work alongside a progressive scheme of work (Lancashire Scheme of Work) which allows the children to build on their physical skills and then apply these to a wide range of sports and activities.


Miss Lloyd is our KS2 subject  leader for PE and sport. She joined us at Wensley Fold after a career in physiotherapy and playing netball to national level.

Miss Sharples is our KS1 subject  leader for PE and sport. She joined us at Wensley Fold after a career in working in high schools and playing many sports in her spare time. Miss Sharples joined us after training with us via School Direct.


The teachers have had training in how to develop dance in PE and training from sports coaches from Blackburn Rovers Community Trust on gymnastics, rugby and athletics.

Miss Lloyd has delivered a PE workshop to our associate teachers on School Direct and has attended network meetings for subject leaders.

We are working with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust to enhance our teachers skills and knowledge and also that of our children.


We have continued to offer clubs during the pandemic but have had less choice due to COVID safety guidelines.

Our many sports clubs are listed below;


We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that
the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.


Autumn Term

Year 5/6 Netball League (A Team)

Year 5/6 Football Qualifier

 KS2 Mixed Boccia

Year 3/4 Dodgeball Festival (B Team)

Year 5/6 Netball League (A Team)

Year 5/6 Girls Football

Year 5/6 Dodgeball Festival (B Team)

Year 3/4 Cluster Dodgeball (A Team)

Year 5/6 Cluster Netball (B Team)

Year 5/6 Netball League (A Team)

Spring Term

Year 5/6 Netball – BRIC

Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics (Mixed) – Witton Park High School

Year 3/4 Gymnastics (Mixed) – St Bede’s High School

Year 5/6 Gymnastics A Team (Mixed) – St Bede’s High School

Summer Term

Year 4 Tennis (Mixed) – Blackburn Northern Tennis Club

Year 5 Football B Team (Boys) – Ewood Park

Year 6 Cricket A Team (Mixed) – Darwen Cricket Club

KS2 Athletics Competition  (Mixed) – Witton Park Running Track

Year 5/6 Cluster Rounders Inter Schools (Mixed) – St Michael With St John

Year 5/6 Cluster Cricket B and C Team Inter Schools (Boys) – Wensley Fold



The government has announced funding for School Sport and Physical Education (Primary School PE and Sports Premium). At Wensley Fold have planned to receive approximately £19,610. Click on the documents below to find out the impact, and planned impact, this has had at Wensley Fold Primary Academy.

Typical Sports Clubs

Autumn Term


After School

Netball- Years 5 – 6


Boccia- Years 2 – 6

After School
Football Club – Years 3 and 4

Stories through Yoga – Years 1 and


After School
Cricket Club – Years 3 – 6

Girls Football – Years 4 – 6


After School
Fitness Fanatics- Years 1 and 2

Football Club – Years 5 and 6


Let’s Move it Club (Dance) – Years 1 and 2
Gymnastics – Years 1 and 2

After School
Gymnastics – Years 3 – 6
Street Dance- Years 1 – 6

Multisports – Years 3 – 6

Typical Sports Clubs

Spring Term


Sports Club – KS1

After School
Netball Club – Years 4-6


Boccia- Years 2 – 6

After School
Fitness Fanatics – Years 1- 2

Football Club – Years 3-4


Sports Club – KS2

After School
Girls’ Football Club – Years 4-6

Multi Sports – Years 1-2


After School
Cricket Club – Years 3-6

Football Club – Years 5-6


Gymnastics – Years 1 and 2

After School
Gymnastics – Years 2-6

Street Dance – Years 1-6

Multi Sports – Years 3-6

Typical Sports Clubs

Summer Term






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 or impressing us in PE lessons.

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

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   Quantum Leap 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

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.