Our PE curriculum fully incorporates the Preston Hedge’s Trust philosophy of “Fun, Creativity, and Achievement,” and our overarching goal is for every child to develop the physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities necessary for success in PE, sport, and life.
The intent of our Physical Education provision at Holne Chase Primary School is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to positively impact their personal physical health and well-being. We encourage all children to participate in a variety of sports and physical activities that will develop their physical literacy and encourages them to become lifelong participants in sport and exercise.
Through the growth of physical confidence and problem-solving skills, physical education boosts self-esteem and confidence. When engaging in competitive, individual, and team-based physical activities, children learn how to deal with both success and loss. Within dance, children will be able to explore their personal and spiritual identities
The opportunities provided to our students to participate in sports like archery, trampolining, and indoor skydiving as well as specialised instruction in sports like tennis, football, rugby, hockey, cricket, and athletics enrich the PE curriculum at Holne Chase Primary School.
Additionally, extracurricular activity supports the school’s very successful extracurricular club programme, which offers a wide variety of sports to children across KS1 and KS2. We also offer our children the exceptional opportunity to compete in a variety of Preston Hedge’s Trust competitive events over the course of the academic year.
PE is taught on a weekly basis following the unique and child-centered scheme of ‘Merton PE’, which is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and places the child at the heart of all lessons, with the ultimate goal of all children feeling valued, included, challenged, and supported.
From the very beginning of a child’s learning journey at school, the 6 multi abilities of social, personal, creative, cognitive, physical and health, and fitness will underpin every PE lesson with a view to creating transferrable skills which can be used across the whole curriculum.
The EYFS curriculum and the school’s wider work will support our pupils to develop resilience, confidence and independence and lead a healthy and active lifestyle, helping them to know how to keep physically and mentally healthy and thus enhancing their personal development.
Within KS1, there will be a focus on the development of fundamental movement skills (agility balance and coordination), healthy competition (both individually and with others), and cooperative learning within a range of increasingly challenging situations. Through clear, sequential objectives, lessons will ensure a logical progression in attainment, with children in KS2 continuing to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and learning to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
The PE curriculum at Holne Chase will cater to the needs and abilities of all of our children, enabling every child to work at a level suitable to their own ability. Teachers will support, stretch and challenge all children to ensure every child achieves outstanding progress.
During all lessons, children will get the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other as well as see them gaining an understanding of how to analyse and improve personal and peer performance in different physical activities and sports whilst learning how to evaluate and recognise their own successes.
By providing a rich and varied curriculum, along with giving our children a wealth of different sporting opportunities and experiences, plus the extensive range of extracurricular clubs which we plan to put in place, we at Holne Chase will ensure that our children create positive relationships with physical activity for life, whilst developing their understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily, and maintain a healthy, balanced and active lifestyle.