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.