Physical Education and Sport are both highly valued at The Hayes Primary School. Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and enhances concentration, but it also has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. We aim to deliver a high-quality curriculum that inspires all children to succeed in their class PE and Sport sessions, and alongside this, engages children in competitive and non-competitive sport.
Our curriculum is broad, balanced, diverse and inclusive for all and promotes confident, passionate and resilient learners. The curriculum is planned with progression being built upon and our children are increasingly challenged as they move throughout the Key Stages.
We have chosen the GetSet4PE scheme, ensuring a consistent approach, to deliver high quality PE lessons. Class teachers formatively assess the children’s work in PE throughout the year and are supported with resources to know how to prepare children for their next phase of education. These resources include the Get Set 4 PE progression of skills document, progression ladders and knowledge organisers. We use ‘Imoves’, ‘Go Noodle’ and the ‘Daily Mile’ to provide the children with regular, physical activity, on a daily basis. These extra sessions give children better opportunities for improved focus in the classroom and promotes increased mental resilience. Through these regular sessions, children improve their health, self-esteem, confidence and well-being.
To ensure there is a progression of physical skills, children experience success in sporting events and they learn the importance of perseverance and resilience in helping them to reach personal achievements as well as when they are managing disappointment. Engaging in sporting competitions help children to understand the importance of teamwork and inclusivity, leading to a cohesive and encouraging school environment.
Children receive one indoor session and one outdoor session delivered through the GetSet4PE programme, and one swimming session led by the school’s specialist swimming coach and support member of staff.
The planning and coordination of the teaching of PE is the responsibility of the subject leader who:
*Supports colleagues in their teaching, providing a strategic lead and direction.
*Evaluates the strengths and areas for development in the subject through staff and pupil voice.
*Reviews evidence of the children’s work and observes PE lessons.
We are a member of the Croydon School Sports Partnership (CSSP) who organise external and internal events throughout the year and deliver bespoke support, according to need, during staff meetings.
We have a purpose built, heated indoor swimming pool with a fully qualified instructor and support member of staff. All children swim, fortnightly for 40 minutes and by the end of Year 6 are competent swimmers (f not before). At the end of 2022, 98% of our children in Year 6 could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. 98% could swim front crawl and back stroke and 96% could swim breaststroke. 98% could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. These are amazing outcomes, the reason why we have not hit 100% is because one child was new to our school and one other could not swim, due to health reasons.
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