The Physical Education curriculum in the Junior School provides a broad, balanced, relevant and varied programme of timetabled and extra-curricular activities.
From Reception upwards the girls are taught a variety of different sports, in turn nurturing a love of sport and encouraging active healthy lifestyles. Girls from Reception to Year 2 enjoy timetabled PE three times a week, utilising both indoor and outdoor areas and equipment. For these younger girls, sport is about developing whole body management and enabling them to feel happy, secure and confident in their own space and the environment around them.
It is hoped to achieve a balance between the aesthetic and the practical; namely individual, partner and teamwork, to give each girl a sound and broad base from which to achieve success and fulfilment in sports and leisure activities through life. Girls enjoy gym, apparatus exploration, ball and racket skills and athletics.
Girls in Years 3 to 6 enjoy timetabled PE and games each week taken by our own specialist PE teachers. WGHS Junior School benefits from its own multi-purpose sports area as well as from an Indoor Sports Hall, Sports Pavilion and all-weather Astroturf (all shared jointly with the Senior School). In Years 5 and 6 girls are taught and coached by our own Junior School specialists and some of the Senior School PE staff.
In the Autumn Term games lessons include hockey, netball and dance, which in the Summer Term are replaced with rounders, athletics and mini tennis. Other sports taught include gymnastics and dance. Years 2 to 4 enjoy a swimming lesson, led by a WGHS PE teacher, at QEGS Junior School each week.