PE at Hingham Primary School
The National Curriculum for Physical Education 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 Development training in PE to ensure high quality provision.
Achieve – We provide intra-school 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 provides annual 'PE and Sports Premium' funding for all schools. We must spend the funding to encourage, develop and improve healthy, active lifestyles and sporting activities offered to all of our children at Hingham Primary School. The funding must be used to pay for additional, purposeful and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport.
How do we spend the 'PE and Sports Premium' at Hingham Primary School?
Hingham Primary School recognises the importance of PE to the health and well-being of all 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. We have received the 'PE and Sports Premium' for the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.
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.
The 'Daily Mile' at Hingham Primary School
We have introduced a 'Daily Mile 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.
"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!"
- Year 4 parents
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. We also regularly monitor the safety and condition of our PE equipment using the document below.
The aim of the 'Boogie Bounce Schools' lessons to empower children with love and passion for physical activity which will allow them to take responsibility for their health and fitness from childhood into adulthood. The sessions provide a fun, exciting form of exercise which fosters a non-competitive, supportive and inclusive environment which is designed to motivate and encourage all students to participate – especially those who usually dislike classic P.E activities.