Physical Education

 Physical Education at HNPS

Academic excellence and intellectual curiosity for all

 

Intent

At Hackney New Primary School the intent of teaching Physical Education is to deliver an academically robust curriculum that gives our students the opportunity to develop key knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities. Our curriculum ensures academic excellence and intellectual curiosity for all at HNPS as we strive to help students understand the positive impact PE can have on their own physical health and wellbeing. We have a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. HNPS intends to deliver a challenging curriculum which is accessible to the diverse socioeconomic, cultural and neurodiverse backgrounds at HNPS and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement in the area of PE.  Through providing individual and team based activities children are taught to cope with failure and success in competition and help to embed values such as fairness and rights respecting. PE at HNPS can challenge and promote a child’s curiosity, self confidence, physical confidence and problem solving skills.

With a large number of our students living in flats with limited access to large grounds and sporting facilities, our PE curriculum breaks the barrier and provides ample opportunities for our children to learn about the importance of physical fitness and take part in competitive sporting activities. By the time children leave Key stage 2 they will have:

  • Learned and developed skills and knowledge of 9 sports including swimming. (Tennis, gymnastics, athletics, dance, football, netball, cricket, hockey and swimming) 
  • Learned about an inspirational figure from a diverse community from each of the sporting areas.  
  • Be able to swim 25m and be able to perform a water rescue. 
  • Represented the school in a sporting competition both within the school or within the borough. 
  • Watched at least one live Sporting Event. 
  • Regularly participated in Forest School and Outdoor Learning activities. 

Implementation

PE at HNPS is taught by HNPS teachers with the support of class teaching assistants. Throughout the school teachers are implementing the evidence informed practice of i do, We do, You do to ensure all children are accessing learning. This is a model of teaching which is also known as the ‘gradual release of responsibility’ model. It enables our pupils to learn new knowledge through precise teaching, and gives them a chance to practise, with support, before embarking on independent application. 

PE is taught in line with national expectations and we have ensured that our curriculum  incorporates woven strands of prior learning. Our curriculum has a robust knowledge and skills progression. Alongside explicit skill teaching, topics are sequenced and revisited each year to ensure that previous knowledge and skills are built upon ensuring progress of each element of the chosen sport.

All children have equal opportunity to participate in a range of sports and physical activities including net, court and wall games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, invasion games, striking and fielding and swimming representing a diverse set of sporting activities with a rich history. Children are encouraged to participate in a wide array of physical activities throughout the day including PE lessons, lunch play, outdoor learning, after school clubs, targeted morning clubs and dedicated sports days. Our curriculum ensures that it is accessible to all children. Themes are planned throughout the year that allow for PE skills and knowledge to be embedded and built upon. Children with high levels of need have a broad curriculum offer, linking into National Curriculum themes, but with scaffolded learning which meets their needs, ensuring they are also making good progress from their initial starting points.

Our units of learning are sequenced to build on the children’s PE knowledge and skills. Students in Reception will explore fundamental movement skills alongside social skills, providing a link to the Early Learning Goals of the Foundation Stage Curriculum. In KS1, students build on skills of agility, balance and coordination through small-sided games allowing these skills to be embedded. In KS2, students enhance these skills alongside developing technique, tactics and efficiency in different sports. Units are deliberately designed to enhance students’ ability to participate in a range of games and activities. 

HNPS endeavour to provide opportunities for students to represent their school at competition level through inter school sporting activities providing opportunities to develop their sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership skills. 

Swimming is taught in Years 4 and 5, with each year group spending sufficient time in the pool in order to achieve the required distance of 25 metres. Catch up programmes will be planned for those students who may not achieve the required 25m. 

All children across the school take part in both Forest School or Outdoor Learning, where they have access to a range of supporting activities completed in a local community park or sporting location. With the limited access to large grounds and sporting facilities means our pupils growing up in an urban environment could place limitations on the opportunities that have to play and learn in the outdoors and connect with nature. Supporting the individual is a key element of our Forest School and Outdoor Learning programme. Children respond to the space at their own pace and explore areas of interest to a point where they are comfortable to push their own limits both physically and emotionally in a safe, yet challenging sensory environment.

Impact

Progression of knowledge and skills has been carefully mapped and PE as a result is delivering;

  • Impact on our students’ ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding required to make appropriate choices about their physical and mental health. 
  • Develop a high quality progression of knowledge and skills resulting in highly skilled levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness in an array of settings. 
  • Develop their ability to take initiative and become young leaders, organising and officiating, instilling positive sporting attitudes in themselves and others. 
  • Develop positive self-awareness and mutual respect for peers, coaches and teachers. 
  • The ability to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.
  • Learned and developed skills and knowledge of 9 sports including swimming. (Tennis, gymnastics, athletics, dance, football, netball, cricket, hockey and swimming) 
  • Learned about an inspirational figure from a diverse community from each of the sporting areas.  
  • Represented the school in a sporting competition both within the school or within the borough. 
  • Watched at least one live Sporting Event. 

Competition is built into each unit of work to allow children to utilise the skills that they have learned and practised in a competitive situation. Within the units of work competition comes in different forms from the outset including individual tasks, team based challenges and small sided games and matches towards the end of the unit.

PE Curriculum – Long Term Planning

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS

Focus on using a ball

Gymnastics

Dance

Focus on using hoops and quoits

Focusing on using ropes, bats and balls

Athletics

Year 1

Balls skills & games

Gymnastics

Dance

Throwing & catching – aiming games

Bat and ball skills & games

Athletics

Hockey

Year 2

Throwing & catching – inventing games

Gymnastics

Dance

Aiming, hitting & kicking

Dribbling, kicking & hitting

Athletics

Hockey

Year 3

Football



Gymnastics

Dance

Tennis

Cricket

Athletics

Hockey

Year 4

Football

Gymnastics

Dance

Tennis

Cricket

Athletics

Hockey

Year 5

Football

Gymnastics

Dance

Tennis

Cricket

Athletics

Hockey

Netball

Year 6

Football

Gymnastics

Dance

Tennis

Cricket

Athletics

Hockey

Netball