Our vision and ambition for P.E at Hemingford Grey Primary School
We want children to have:
The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
High levels of physical fitness.
A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.
At Hemingford Grey Primary School, we understand the importance of physical education and sport for all children, a wide range of physical activities and sports are covered throughout the year. These include Dance, Gymnastics, Ball skills (hand focus), Ball skills (foot focus) and Athletics. Children in KS1 also focus on a ‘Fundamentals’ topic to ensure they have a range of basic skills required for PE lessons before building on the specific sports and physical activities. In KS2, this develops into learning about healthy lifestyles and Orienteering. Our school is located near vast amounts of water, therefore we recognise the importance of teaching children Water Safety. For this reason, children from Year 1 - Year 6 attend at last 1 half term of swimming lessons.
To support the quality of teaching, we use GetSet4PE and each Key Stage is supported by a PE specialist teacher for one term. Our curriculum is carefully planned so that children can build on their skills learned from previous lessons and it is balanced, covering individual and team sports, giving opportunities to take part in friendly competition.
We recognise the importance of building strong motor skills in Early Years. For this reason, all Reception children receive Bikeability sessions for 6 weeks, taught by a specialist teacher.
We understand the benefits of physical activity and sport on both physical and mental health with a hope for children to enjoy it now and in their futures. To encourage physical exercise, children and parents are encouraged to be a part of Hemingford Grey Running Club which takes place before school and supports children to be flourishing for the school day. All Year 5 pupils attend Play Leader training. This allows children to be introduced to and develop leadership skills with the aim for them to encourage other children to participate in an active lunchtime.
In addition to the high quality PE lessons, the children have the opportunity to attend various school clubs, run by our specialist sports coaches such as Football and Netball, Street Dance, Tag Rugby and we are very excited to be linked up to Buffalo Bills NFL team and shall be taking part in a county NFL competition with our up and coming Hemingford Bills NFL team. To enhance the children’s PE skills further, they take part in a variety of competitive sports, entering local leagues and tournaments. This supports children to build character and embed values such as fairness, resilience and respect, while following our school motto ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’.
Miss Freya Perry