Hatherley Infant School & Nursery

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P.E.

In PE we aim to:

  • Give every child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, sport and life.
  • Include, challenge and support every child
  • Develop and improve children’s fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and co-ordination
  • Develop children’s understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle 

At Hatherley Infant School we teach PE through the REAL PE programme.  We focus on developing six key abilities:

  • Children’s personal, social, physical, cognitive and creative skills as well as teaching them the importance of health and fitness.  

As a games player children will play both competitively and co-operatively in different situations. They will be able to make up simple rules for their own games and apply the skills and tactics that they have been taught.


As a gymnast children will develop balance, agility and co-ordination and master basic movements such as jumping, twisting, spinning, and rolling.By teaching PE in this way, all children are able to succeed.  In each engaging lesson they are given opportunities to improve their fundamental skills, make important decisions about their own learning as well as evaluate themselves and others in positive ways.  

 

As a dancer children will be inspired by exciting music and different cultures to create dances and sequences of movement that will tell a story:
In dance we give children opportunities to be creative and to explore how their bodies can move in a range of ways.  Dance is theme based and runs alongside children’s learning in the classroom.  Children develop skills which allow them to work on a dance to music over a period of time.  Opportunities are also given to perform dances at local dance competitions.

Our children also enjoy a whole school approach to yoga thus developing their mindfulness and thinking skills. 


In EYFS children improve their core strength, balance and co-ordination skills through our daily balanceability bike sessions.
 
At Hatherley we also understand the importance of physical well being outside of school hours and therefore provide a range of extra-curricular activities including zumba, boxercise, ‘the fitness factor’ and a healthy lifestyles club.

Finally, all our children are taught to be aware of how to lead healthy, active lives and importantly, every child recognises their own success.

 

Please see the PE curriculum page for the curriculum map for PE.

 

Sports Premium

To challenge ourselves to be the best PE, sport and health learners we can be’

This year Hatherley Infant School will be focusing on the following points in order to improve the provision of PE and sport for our children:

  • Having provided many children with the opportunity to increase their levels of physical outdoor activity last year by running successful outdoor learning clubs, we are planning to undertake the second phase of the development of our ‘Forest School’ area.  We are seeking advice on how to maximise the use of a small space and the PE lead will undertake training in order to gain a ‘Forest School’ Leader qualification.  Children will be able to work as a team, problem solve and gain key skills through a range of outdoor activities such as den building, outdoor crafting and fire making.
  • We are up-skilling all teachers by providing them with crucial CPD in both dance and yoga. Every teacher will have the opportunity to work alongside dance and yoga specialists in order to plan for and deliver an effective, balanced curriculum.
  • We are increasing the range of sporting opportunities offered to our children. Taking account of pupil voice through our School Council meetings, we are including opportunities for children to participate in swimming, football, zumba, outdoor learning, boxercise and cricket.
  • We are investing in the purchasing of high quality physical activity equipment to be used throughout the school during PE lessons, lunch times, break-times and in the Early Years provision.

Curriculum – at Hatherley Infant School We focus on developing six key abilities:

  • Children’s personal, social, physical, cognitive and creative skills as well as teaching them the importance of health and fitness.

By teaching PE in this way, all children are able to succeed. In each engaging lesson they are given opportunities to improve their fundamental skills, make important decisions about their own learning as well as evaluate themselves and others in positive ways.

Sports and PE funding

In September 2017, the Government announced significant, new increased funding for all schools for physical education (PE) and sport.   It is crucial that as a school, we follow government recommendations and focus on the following areas:

  • Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – 30 mins per day
  • Raise the profile of PE and Sport across the whole school
  • Increase confidence, knowledge and skill of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increase participation in competitive sport      

Key actions for this year:

  • Undertake ‘phase 2’ of the Forest School area development. PE lead to gain official ‘Forest School’ leader accreditation.
  • Develop staff confidence in teaching dance and yoga through professionally led CPD sessions for all year groups
  • Increasing range of extra-curricular opportunities for all children
  • Updating and investing in new equipment for all physical activity
  • Continuing affiliation with GSSN for extra-curricular activities, competitive sport opportunities and continual CPD for the PE subject leader

Please follow the link below for a summary of how we have allocated the funds for our school this year. We will post an evaluation at the end of the school year so we can tell you what impact the initiatives have had on standards in PE and sport across our school.

PE and Sport Premium 2019-20