Hovingham Primary School

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Hovingham Primary School

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PE, Sport & Physical Activity


'At Hovingham PE and Physical Development of children is a pathway to empowerment, resilience and improved well-being. Our curriculum not only enhances our children's physical health but also offer a space for personal growth and self-discovery. We believe it is an investment in breaking down barriers, fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring that every child, has the opportunity to develop strength, confidence and a foundation for a healthier future.'


A healthy body fuels a healthy mind and vice versa. Wellbeing and readiness to be meet daily challenges and be the best you can be has to come from a healthy starting point. The PE curriculum complements the PSHE curriculum which then supports our personal development across school so that all pupils leave Year 6 knowing how to stay fit and healthy and enjoy all the benefits this brings.
At Hovingham Primary our PE curriculum will enable pupils to:


• Enjoy being physically active, working towards personal and team goals
• Respond as a team, understanding roles and working together effectively.
• Acquire, retain and retrieve key knowledge and skills to increase their participation in sport.
• Develop the fundamental skills of running, jumping, coordination, throwing, catching, kicking and striking. It’s important that children have the fundamental movement skills.
• Development of physical literacy skills. Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
• Play team sports and learn about invasion and defence tactics, gymnastics, dance and swimming.
• Have opportunities to compete, both individually and as a team.
• Empower children to make links between exercise and its positive impact on physical and mental well-being.
• Develop a love and passion for sport and continue this in their later lives.

The National Curriculum provides the knowledge and skill development for the PE curriculum being taught throughout the school.
The PE content, for every year group, from Nursery to Year 6, is carefully mapped out so that teachers know and understand what to teach and when to teach it. All sequences of learning are planned so that there is cohesion and key knowledge and skills are protected.


What will this look like in the classroom ?
Our teaching sequence, through the 5A model, will:

Our classrooms will:

    • Promote a healthy lifestyle within the classroom. This will also be promoted through assemblies that focus on how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally.
    • Have access to high-quality equipment.
    • Have access to plentiful equipment, that is organised, so that pupils can work in small groups or whole class as appropriate to support pupils in their development of their skills.


Our children will be:

    • Actively engaged within their learning.
    • Resilient learners who overcome barriers and understand their own strengths and areas for development.
    • Able to communicate ideas of how to improve their learning in an age appropriate way.
    • Encouraged and nurtured to overcome barriers to their learning or self-confidence through positive and constructive feedback based on skills and knowledge.


  • Able to talk about how to perform a variety of skills using age-appropriate subject specific vocabulary.



Pupil Voice will show:
• A developed understanding of what it is to be healthy and physically active at an age appropriate level
• A secure understanding of the key techniques and methods for each key area of the curriculum.
• A progression of understanding, with appropriate vocabulary which supports and extends understanding
• Confidence in discussing PE , their own skills and techniques and identifying their own strengths and areas for development


Displays around school will show:
• Pupils have had opportunities for practice and refinement of skills.
• A varied and engaging curriculum which develops a range of sport and PE skills.
• Developed and final pieces of work/performance / sports which showcase the skills learned.
• Clear progression of skills in line with expectations set out in the progression model.
• That pupils, over time, develop a range of skills and techniques across all of the areas of the PE curriculum.


The curriculum leader will:
• Celebrate the successes of pupils through planned displays.
• Collate appropriate evidence over time which evidences that pupils know more and remember more in PE and pupil voice to support this.
• Work strategically with Personal Development lead to correlate with Physical development.
• Monitor the standards in the subject to ensure the outcomes are at expected levels.
• Provide ongoing CPD support based on the outcomes of subject monitoring to ensure that the impact of the curriculum is wide reaching and positive.

PE Policy

PE Long Term Plan