PE at Hingham Primary School
The National Curriculum for Physical Education (2014) aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence in order to compete in a broad range of sports and activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- lead healthy, active lives.
Our aims for Physical Education are (linked to our vision of ‘Nurture, Learn, Achieve’):
Nurture – We regularly encourage children to be healthy and active. This helps all children practise teamwork in school which they can then use in the communities they are part of.
Learn – We broaden our children’s experiences of physical activity with a broad and varied PE curriculum. This enjoyment of PE promotes a lifelong love of physical activity in children and staff. We offer staff Continuous Professional Ddevelopment training in PE to ensure high quality provision.
Achieve – We provide intra and inter-school competition through our School Sports Partnership. We encourage children to record their personal bests and attempt challenges. This helps us achieve improved attitudes to health and regular purposeful activity. We first focus on skill development in each sport and then allow children to hone those skills by competing in competitive matches.
The government continues to provide funding so that each school receives £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year. Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money. However, the funding must be used to pay for additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2017 to 2018 academic year and beyond, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
How did we spend the grant at Hingham Primary School?
Hingham Primary School recognises the importance of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum has a positive influence on the concentration, readiness, attitude, happiness and academic achievement of all our children. For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, we received £17,540.00.
The pie chart below shows the percentage spending of the funding in relation to the 5 Key Indicators, which are:
Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.
Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport.
What has the impact of the PE and Sports Premium?
We have introduced the 'Daily Mile.' All children are given the chance to participate in the run which begins at 8:30am on the school field. Miss Flowers and Mr Stead have loved seeing up to 30 children, from EYFS to Year 6, and their adults taking part. Each child receives a sticker after 1 mile and 5 miles, as well a certificate for completing 10, 20, 50 and 100 miles. Staff and children alike have noticed a significant positive change in their behaviour and readiness to learn at the start of the day.
Please read the testimonial below by the parent of a child in Year 3 who loves running the new 'Daily Mile':
"As parents, we all want what's best for our children. The Daily Mile ticks so many boxes:-
It's pretty great that something so simple, yet achievable, has so many benefits.
Thanks for 'runnning' it!"
- Sheila and Andy H
We have spent part of the money to provide an additional afternoon of a Forest School teacher and TA to develop skills and aptitudes to learning, mental well-being and physical development for all children in the school.
A child in Year 5 was so engaged in their sessions and loved the experience to such an extent that they wrote the following 'Thank You' note to the teacher:
What is the future of PE at Hingham Primary School?
We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve our provision, develop engagement and provide an increasing variety of sporting events. The aim is to develop a PE culture across the whole school, amongst staff, children and parents alike.
We are planning to:
In PE, we regularly seek the opinion of parents and staff in order to improve our provision and our children's Physical Education. We do this through the questionnaires below. We also regularly monitor the safety and condition of our PE equipment using the document below.