PE and Sports at Hillcrest
We understand how important physical education, exercise and participation in sporting activities is to the children's well-being, regardless of ability. Our PE curriculum reflects our belief that all children should be able to access and enjoy sport whilst developing their skills.
During the school day the children are taught a variety of sports including basketball, hockey, cricket, tag rugby and swimming (Y3-Y6) at different times in the year. All year groups also have PE lessons inside once a week, following the Primary PE scheme of work. This develops children’s basic PE skills and encourages the children to use these skills in games.
We have also have an extensive range of after-school clubs. These include Tag Rugby, Basketball, Netball, dodgeball, Futsal and Football. We also have a Running Club in Arnos Vale Cemetery
Primary PE and Sport Premium from the Government
On 17th July 2017 the Department for Education confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will double from September 2017. The Secretary of State's announcement on school funding includes a section reconfirming the commitment to doubling the Primary PE and Sport Premium from September 2017.
Purpose of funding:
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
Indicators of such improvement to include:
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Here at Hillcrest, we have implemented the followed strategy for the 2020/21academic year that fulfils all these five key indicators.