“It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about how
you play the game!” – Grantland Rice
At Hurworth Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. We aim to provide our children with high quality PE and sport provision. We want children to be excited and engaged by the PE curriculum by ensuring that all PE lessons are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential, as well as to lead physically active lifestyles, and we want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE and the resources that the children have access to, we aim to provide opportunities for them to develop values and transferrable life skills, such as fairness and respect as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.
As much as possible, we aim to give children the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and activities, including interschool and intra-school events and competitions. We want children to understand that there are many ways for them to lead healthy, active lives and ensure that they are physically active for sustained periods of time during their time at Hurworth Primary School. We aim to develop and encourage competency in a broad range of physical activities.
The Government currently provides each primary school throughout England with additional funding, which is to be spent on improving the sports provision within schools. At Hurworth Primary School, we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and we use this extra funding to ensure that children have access to high quality PE resources and we utilise coaches to expand on staff’s existing knowledge and give them CPD where needed.
We have been awarded the School Games Gold Award in recognition for our school’s provision for pupils engaging in 2 hours of sporting activities per week and 20% of pupils engaging in extra-curricular sport. We also encourage outdoor learning, which includes children being physically active whilst acquiring skills and knowledge in other areas of the curriculum. We ensure that all children, including the most disadvantaged and those with SEND, are able to achieve and enjoy in this subject.
The document below provides an overview of our PE curriculum for each year group.