P.E., Health & Wellbeing Curriculum
We believe all children deserve the right to understand what contributes to living a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically. We believe that all children have the right to feel safe in their classroom environment and be given opportunities throughout the week to express their feelings.
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 P.E. 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.) Each week 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
At Hungerford Primary Academy we received PE and sport premium funding for primary schools for the academic year 2015 to 2016. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. We used the funding to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers. We hired specialist sports coaches from Sports Coaching North West to support curricular PE. The specialist coach worked alongside class teachers and teaching assistants to enhance the PE lessons taught as well as providing valuable CPD opportunities for school staff. We also purchased new resources to support PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs.
One of our aims was to provide the children with the opportunities to participate in new sporting activities. A new hockey club was set up using expertise from Sports Coaching North West. More children took part in extra-curricular activities and inter-school competitions.
For the academic year 2016 to 2017, we have created an action plan about how to spend the PE and sport premium funding. After consultation with the staff and children, it was decided that the coaching with Sports Coaching North West should continue. Therefore it is planned that all classes from Reception to Year 6 will have 12 weeks specialised coaching during curriculum PE lessons. The remaining funding has been allocated to purchase new resources which will support curricular PE and extra-curricular clubs. The new resources will include class sets of equipment in order to improve the quality of the lessons taught by the teacher. The funding will also permit more children to participate in inter-school competitions as class groups, rather than the more-able children being chosen for teams.