Intent, Implementation and Impact Report for Physical Education at Hensall Community Primary School (PE)
At Hensall Community Primary School, we strive to instil a positive attitude towards PE and physical activity by providing a fun, engaging and high-quality PE curriculum that inspires and enables all pupils to participate in lessons, competitive sports and other physically- demanding activities. We provide a supportive and safe environment for children to flourish in different physical activities, which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mindset and believe that anything can be achieved with resilience, persistence and determination. We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities, which allows all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and to be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives.
Our Physical Education programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, understanding and appreciation of their own and others strengths and weaknesses. PE is delivered for two hours weekly at Hensall. It is taught for 1 hour by a sports coach and one hour taught by the class teacher or an external dance teacher. This is delivered to all children from Reception through to Year 6. Children receive one hour of skilled focus activities each week and one hour of sport based activities, to ensure that they develop the fundamental skills and are also able to participate in sporting competitions. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities, before during and after school. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also wellbeing.
The PE and Sport Premium fund is used to fund new equipment and resources, support participation in sporting competitions and sessions and support other aspects of the pupils’ physical development in school. To help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes per day, we have a purpose built Daily Mile track, which is timetabled for all children to access for 15 minutes each day in their classes. The track is also accessible for children to use at break times and allows children opportunity to socialise whilst completing exercise.
Children in Years 1 to 6, attend swimming lessons once per week at Selby Leisure Centre, delivered by quality qualified swimming tutors. Each year group completes a minimum of a 10 week block of lessons, with the aim that by the end of Year 6, children are able to swim a minimum of 25 metres unassisted and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
Each year, a small group of Year 5 and 6 children are selected and trained to become Sports Leaders for our school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch time clubs, our annual sports day and any other sporting activities.
In order to continue building and strengthening teachers understanding and confidence of delivering PE, they are supported by the continuous observation of our highly trained sports coach, dance teacher and swimming tutors.
At Hensall Community Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. It is anticipated that almost all children will achieve age-related expectations or above in Physical Education by the end of the academic year. The progression documents used for assessment will provide evidence of where children are working within the PE curriculum. We help motivate children to participate in a range of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. Children will be able to use and demonstrate a good understanding of the vocabulary covered in previous and current learning and will be able to demonstrate skills acquired through PE during break times and Sports Leader sessions. Through strong links with PSHCE, we promote the overall wellbeing and health of each child through teaching children to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom enjoy the success of competitive sports. We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity, which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
Here's what some of our pupils say about PE at Hensall:
"I really enjoy PE sessions at our school because we get to play and learn about a variety of sports."
"I love that we get to go swimming every year and learn new swimming strokes and techniques."
"My favourite thing about PE is being part of a team and working together."
"I really like PE because we get to do Dance and Gymnastics in our lessons."
"Completing the Daily Mile is fun, because I get to socialise and talk with my friends whilst completing exercise."
Curriculum Progression Documents
The curriculum progression document for P.E. shows how we map subject knowledge and skills sequentially from EYFS to Year 6. In each year group, we know the order of what our pupils have learnt, what they are learning and what they will need to learn in the future. This document enables us to identify any gaps in learning that need to be addressed to ensure that new learning makes sense to our pupils.
In addition to this we also map out subject specific vocabulary across school.
Within this document you will see examples of how this is implemented at Hensall and how we provide a range of enrichment opportunities for the children.