P.E., Health & Wellbeing Curriculum
We believe that PE, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, helps children to develop a sense of well-being, a greater understanding of a healthy lifestyle, and strengthen feelings of self- confidence. We also believe that it teaches children, through experience, to know about and value the 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 to help children develop through Physical Education include: co-ordination, strength, stamina, skilfulness, spatial awareness and a desire to perform to their best abilities
We believe that Health & Wellbeing should promote children’s self- esteem and emotional well-being. We aim to help children understand, form, and maintain, healthy, worthwhile and satisfying relationships based on respect for themselves and for others. We hope to equip children with the skills necessary to lead healthy and responsible lives as individuals and as active members of society. We hope to give pupils the skills to respond positively to challenges and responsibilities and to cope with changes and adversity.
As a school we are determined to ensure that all children are kept physically active in order to allow the children to learn the skills needed for a healthy lifestyle and to reap the benefits of staying active. Our aim is to deliver active lessons in and out of the classroom. Our focus is to provide 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 a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs; all children are encouraged to be actively involved in these sessions any children with physical challenges are supported to achieve their own goals. We also ensure we provide the children with opportunities throughout every day to share their feelings whilst also providing a weekly circle time using My Happy Mind to allow children the children to explore their minds. All children are encouraged to contribute at their own level during these lessons, activities and clubs.
We monitor both the delivery and coverage of the curriculum to ensure that all children have equal access. We attend to, and acknowledge differences positively. Our belief in individualised, differentiated teaching pays regard to gender, culture, ethnicity, children who speak additional languages and those who are differently able. Resources are chosen and monitored in relation not only to quality, but also to the positive representation of gender and cultural differences.
Most able and talented children are also identified by their class teacher and by the MAT subject leader. These children are planned for appropriately by the class teacher and are offered many opportunities for deeper levels of learning.
Health and Safety
The safety of children is the responsibility of the class teacher. The class teacher will carry out a risk assessment of all equipment and apparatus that children are expected to use prior to beginning the unit. Resources used have clear guidance on how to be used effectively and safely whilst all children will be closely monitored when using this equipment. However, the 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 be in full kit, with no jewellery, have hair tied and wearing appropriate footwear 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, running and many more. 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
Each year the Government provide the school with Sports Funding to be used in a way so that physical education (PE) in Hungerford 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.
How we spend the funding
Please see our PE Impact statement for a full breakdown on how we spend the PE funding each year.
The money can be spent on the following ways:
- To fund additional (gym, dance and Change 4 Life) pre-school or after school PE/sports clubs
- To fund Sports Coach to deliver CPD
- To fund specialist coaching in gymnastics for children over a sustained period and fund a specialist coach for the gymnastics club for Key Stage 1
- To continue to participate in inter school competition to county level
- To continue to target younger children and children who would benefit from additional exercise
- Training which improves teacher knowledge and skills in gymnastics
- Training teachers to deliver swimming lessons
- To purchase high quality sporting equipment
- To achieve CNSSP School Games Gold Standard award
- To purchase high quality PE uniform for sporting events
What is the impact of the funding?
- Teachers say that they feel 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 show a more positive attitude towards physical activity and education.
- Teachers say that they feel 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.