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Nurture - Learn - Achieve

PE and Sports Premium

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.

What is the PE and Sports Premium?

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 2018 to 2019 academic year, we received £17,487.00.

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.

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What has the impact of the PE and Sports Premium?

We have introduced a 'Daily Activity' session from 12:45pm to 1:00pm each lunchtime. All children are given the chance to participate by either walking or running on the school field. Miss Flowers and Mr Stead have loved seeing a huge percentage of children from EYFS to Year 6 taking part.  

"As parents, we all want what's best for our children. The Daily Mile ticks so many boxes:-

  • It's good for them physically.
  • It has a positive impact on their learning and focus.
  • Most importantly for us, Jasmine is learning about goals, achievements and striving to succeed, which we see as important life skills. 

It's pretty great that something so simple, yet achievable, has so many benefits. 

Thanks for 'runnning' it!"

- Sheila and Andy H


Our Year 1 class are taking part in daily 10 minute Yoga or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions during morning and afternoon registration, which has helped the children be ready for learning. We will be making this a whole school initiative in the very near future. We are currently investigating how to change the school timetable in order to allow for 3 sessions of 10 minutes of purposeful exercise. We are also researching how further purposeful activities, such as 'Jump Start Jonny' to satisfy the remaining 10 minutes, so that all children are active for 30 minutes per day! We have been using provision which is available from the links below:

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:

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PE Policy 2018 - Hingham Primary School

PE Curriculum Map at Hingham Primary School

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:

  • Host a whole school 'Sports Day' afternoon
  • Host a whole school 'Skipathon'
  • Purchase an iPad for children to self assess and peer assess by recording video/images of their techniques in order to provide a critique for improvement
  • Purchase the 'Get Set 4 PE' scheme of work for EYFS to KS2 each year
  • Provide training for the school's PE co-ordinator
  • Purchase a dedicated and fully stocked new PE equipment storage building


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.