Physical education is valued at Hovingham Primary School and is an important part of our curriculum. We believe it enables children to grow in confidence, build self esteem and self-reliance, and develop social skills.
Sport helps children to understand teamwork, to learn fair play and sportsmanship and to follow a set of rules. As well as being challenging, lessons are fun, energetic and inclusive. We aim to develop children’s agility, balance and coordination; skills that can be adapted and transferred to all sports.
We offer a varied sports curriculum, which includes: football, rugby, hockey, netball, dance, gymnastics, cross country running, athletics, cricket, orienteering, rounders, tennis, and golf. This breadth ensures there is a sport for everyone and challenges every pupil to participate. Every child takes part in two hours of physical education a week and (in Key Stage 2) has the opportunity to compete in inter class competitions.
Hovingham is aiming to take a more active part in inter-school competitions and access the Active School Leeds Events.