At Hadlow Primary School we recognise the importance of PE in contributing to the health and wellbeing of every child. Our children receive 2 hours of quality PE every week, as well as the opportunity to be active for at least 30 minutes in the school day through activities such as the Daily Mile and guided lunch time sessions, in order to comply with the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines. In reality, our children are active for a lot longer than that due to the contribution made by our Sports Leaders, PE provider and our wonderful staff.
Our intentions for the PE curriculum at Hadlow Primary School
At Hadlow Primary School we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in a wide range of physical activities. We provide a safe and supportive environment which enables all pupils to be active and hopefully develop a lifelong love of exercise. We aspire for children to adopt a positive Growth Mindset and enable them to see the benefits of exercise not only physically but also mentally, a healthy body often leads to a healthy mind. We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best and develop a sense of sportsmanship. All children have the opportunity to participate in competitive sport which can be against themselves and/or others including those from other schools.
How we implement the PE curriculum at Hadlow Primary School
We have recently adopted the Get Set 4 PE scheme to teach our PE across the school. This scheme ensures that children are given a wealth of opportunities to develop their physical movement skills as well as ensuring that PE is progressive developing their knowledge, skills and also vocabulary. The Long-Term planning for each class sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. This is tracked by the PE Co-ordinator and used as handover for transition at the end of the academic year so that the new class teacher is aware of what the class has already been taught and to identify any areas that need further development. Children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. We provide inclusive and enjoyable clubs which increases children’s physical activity. These clubs are offered to all year groups and many of them lead to inter and intra school competitions. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by children.
What is the impact of our PE curriculum?
At Hadlow Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. Our pupils are physically active both in PE lessons but also on the playground and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Our children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise. They are given the opportunity to represent the school at sporting events and alongside this, we share sporting achievements both in and out of school in Celebration Assembly, so that we are promoting sports and activities, as well as celebrating all levels of success. We aim for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills to competently swim at least 25m and have the skills to self-rescue in the water which are key life skills.
Long Term Plan
'I liked being a pirate' Jacobi
'It's fun trying to balance' Anurag
'We love our PE lessons with Pure sports. It’s good fun with Mr T!'
'Yay - it’s PE today. We love PE.'