At Hill Farm, children are given the opportunity to experience a wide variety of sports and physical activities both in and out of school. All children receive two PE lessons a week.
As a school, we believe a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build the character of a child and help embed values such as fairness, teamwork and respect.
Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2)
In Key Stage One, children will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Children work towards mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, and begin to apply these into a range of activities including participating in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
Key Stage Two (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)
Children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make action sequences of movement and be able to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognize their own success.
KS2 pupils will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through activities such as athletics, dance and gymnastics and compare their performances with previous and demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best.
As well as PE lessons, children throughout the school are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular sporting activities. These include football, tennis, multi-skills, netball and dance. Some of these are run by teaching staff, however whenever possible we establish links with local professional sports coaches to come and work with the children. We use some of our primary school sport funding to subsidise the cost of specialist sports coaches.