PE at Fox Hill
At Fox Hill, we recognise that Physical Education, sport and regular physical activity is part of a deep, rich, broad and exciting curriculum. Importantly, it provides our children with the opportunity to express themselves physically; challenge themselves and others; experience different environments and activities; work together and release energy which helps relieve stress and lower anxiety levels. Research is very clear about the benefits of physical activity and its positive impact on mental health. By creating a positive environment and by putting PE, sport and regular physical activity at the heart of school life, we are supporting and helping improve the health and well-being of our children, not only now but into the future. Additionally, Physical Education plays an important role in promoting a healthy lifestyle, alongside character building, cooperation and self-esteem. We understand the importance of a balanced curriculum, therefore, children will experience a variety of sports and we ensure that Physical Education is enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all.
We will deliver a curriculum that:
Physical Education is taught twice weekly, following the Get Set 4 PE programme, through a combination of specialist PE coaches and class teachers.
The School Sports Premium is used to improve the provision of Physical Education at Fox Hill Primary School in a number of ways, such as specialist coaching staff, preparing for events, running lunchtime clubs and afterschool clubs and providing CPD for staff.
Fox Hill Primary School provides a wide range of after school clubs as well as early morning sports as part of our Breakfast Club provision. We also have Sports Leaders who receive weekly training, enabling them to support our KS1 children in participating in physical activity during their lunchtimes. These enable all children the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and develop their sporting skills further.
Our children take part in competitive sport, within our school as well as between local schools. We run inter-house competitions within school, along with participating in our local School Sports Partnership which enables children to participate in sporting activities outside of the school environment, in addition to experience competing against others.
During their time in KS2, children will participate in swimming lessons for 12 weeks. Swimming and water safety is an essential life skill. Children in Year 6 also have the opportunity of a residential trip, where they will undertake various outdoor and adventurous activities.
The impact of our Physical Education curriculum is children enjoying physical activity and progressing in their practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle both today and in the future. Children will leave Fox Hill Primary School as well-rounded members within a team as well as individually, embodying our school values of Kindness, Curiosity, Self-Belief and Pride. We hope the children will understand and value the importance of physical activity, sport and Physical Education, motivating them to become confident, resilient and disciplined, so that they become independent and take responsibility for their health and fitness.