P.E., Health & Wellbeing Curriculum
We believe that PE helps children to develop a sense of well-being, a greater understanding of healthy lifestyles and deepens feelings of self-confidence. We also believe that it teaches children, through experience, to know about the value and benefit of physical activity whilst at school and throughout life. PE lessons should cater for individual abilities and group skills in a progressive programme. The skills we hope children will develop through PE include: co-ordination, strength, stamina, skillfulness, spatial awareness and a desire to perform to their best abilities.
Our aim is to deliver active, holistic cross-curricular P.E. lessons so our children develop a love for learning whilst also becoming healthier, happier and more productive, both in and out of the classroom.
As a school we provide the children with two hours of physical activity each week and all children are encouraged to be actively involved in these sessions. (Children with physical challenges are supported to achieve their own goals). We also ensure we provide the children with opportunities to share their feelings in weekly circle time. All children are encouraged to contribute at their own level.
Health and Safety
Children are encouraged to take their own safety and the safety of other children into consideration whilst participating in P.E. lessons or clubs. Children are required to wear suitable clothing for P.E. and teaching staff should wear comfortable clothing and shoes when teaching P.E. The school policy is that children should not wear any jewellery whilst participating in any physical activity.
Our school provides a range of lunch time and after school P.E. related activities, including High 5 netball, football, athletics, tag rugby, dance and running. These clubs further encourage children to develop their skills and develop teamwork and cooperation. We enter many KS1 and KS2 competitions to provide the children with opportunities for healthy competition and to practise skills they have learnt during P.E. sessions.
PE and Sport Premium Funding
The Government wants the Sports Funding to be used in a way so that physical education (PE) in primary schools is improved by: developing or adding to the physical education, physical activity and sport activities that the school already offers build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Hungerford Primary Academy received £19,760 funding to support to development of PE/sport/health in the academic year September 2018 to July 2019.
How we spent the funding
In 2017-18 Hungerford Primary Academy spent the money in the following way:
- We funded a Sports Coach to deliver CPD
- We funded additional (gym, dance and Change 4 Life) pre-school or after school PE/sports clubs
- We funded specialist coaching in gymnastics for children over a sustained period and fund a specialist coach for the gymnastics club for Key Stage 1
- We continued to participate in inter school completion to county level
- We continued to target younger children and children who would benefit from additional exercise
- Training which improved teacher knowledge and skills in gymnastics
- Training teachers to deliver swimming lessons
- We purchased high quality sporting equipment
What was the impact of the funding?
- Teachers said that they felt more confident when delivering PE lessons.
- Pupil voice stated that the additional gymnastics sessions were enjoyable and helped further their skills.
- Children were given the opportunity to participate and experience competitive sporting events, in which they would normally not be given the opportunity.
- Least active children showed a more positive attitude towards physical activity and education.
- Teachers said that they felt more confident when delivering gymnastic lessons.
- A higher amount of teachers delivered high quality swimming lessons.
- More vast and high quality PE lessons were able to be delivered as a result of new equipment.
PE Funding Focus for 2018-19
- Continue to participate in inter school completion to county level
- To achieve CNSSP School Games Gold Standard award
- Ministry for Sport- CPD opportunities for teachers and high quality sport specific coaching for each year group
- To purchase high quality PE uniform for sporting events