The PE Curriculum
At Horsmonden Primary School we believe PE and Sport plays an important role in changing our young people’s lives for the better. We believe that physical education is a vital and unique contributor to our children’s physical health and well-being and aim to provide all of our children with high quality physical activity experiences that will lead to lifelong participation and fitness.
We are committed to delivering high quality PE through an exciting range of physical activities which also provide opportunities for competition, self-improvement and learning good team work, sportsmanship and self-discipline.
We value the vital contribution that Physical Education makes, not only improving health, reducing stress and improving concentration, but also promoting correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Through sport and other physical activities our children will learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of groups and teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly, understanding their own and other’s roles.
We achieve this by:
· following a broad and balanced PE curriculum fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum;
· giving every child the opportunity to swim at least 25m;
· developing the fitness of the individual, by ensuring a good pace in lessons and incorporating fitness activities into physical education lessons as appropriate;
· integrating, where possible, into other curriculum areas, for example, the use of athletics data in maths & ICT;
· developing programmes that meet the needs of all the children, providing equal opportunities, making allowances for children with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special needs, through modified classroom programmes;
· involving the community where possible, for example, Sports Day, clubs, intra/ inter-school matches, outside coaching personnel and resources.
· providing enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, leadership, co-operation, competition and tolerance may develop.
Take a look at our Long Term Plan document below to see what the pupils at Horsmonden Primary School will be learning about in PE this year.
Sports Premium Funding
The Sports Premium Funding is an initiative facilitated by the current Government to enhance the provision of P.E. and School Sport in primary schools. The funding, a direct response to London 2012, has been available to primary schools since 2013-2014 and will be until 2020. Each year, primary schools receive a lump sum depending on the number of pupils on roll and then a further £10.00 per pupil on roll.
The funding Horsmonden Primary receives allows the school to continue developing its provision. The school will continue to develop its P.E. curriculum, providing a rich, varied and balanced provision with resources enhanced, providing quality staff CPD and high quality teaching and learning for all children. It will also provide further exciting opportunities for all children to be challenged and allow them to compete in school and out of school.
What did Horsmonden Primary receive and how did we spend the funding in 2016/17?
For the academic year 2016/17, Horsmonden Primary School received £8000 + an additional £5 per pupil in Years 1-6. In total, we received £8,920 in Sports Premium funding. The funding enabled us to ensure:
High quality PE lessons – Premier Sport coaches working alongside teachers to develop and increase the skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence of our teachers in delivering high quality PE lessons to all children.
Lessons were well resourced and equipment was available to teach a rich and varied curriculum - Outstanding lessons can be provided, which children can access with ease because we have the correct, good quality equipment.
A range of clubs are on offer and all children having an equal opportunity to attend. All children have access to a club that they can thrive in, and succeed. Children are given the opportunity to choose which clubs are available. Children who are Pupil Premium are given the opportunity to have free club places.
Support for children with specific needs - Children with specific needs given more access to P.E sessions. There is more teacher support within lessons, and teaching has improved to know how to support these children.
Sports provision at Horsmonden Primary School is having an impact on all children - Children have well organised competitions, both in school and out. Children can access outstanding lessons because equipment can be modified.
Opportunities for children to compete both at intra-school and inter-school level.
Click here for 2016 - 2017 funding.
What will Horsmonden use the funding for in 2017/18?
This year we have been awarded £21.090 in Sports Premium funding and will continue to direct these funds towards self-sustaining, high quality PE provision.
Please see the attached document below for our aims and a breakdown of our spending this year. You can also find our year 6 swimming data on the bottom of this document.
Click here for 2017 - 2018 funding.
Extended Learning : Sports Provision
Horsmonden offers a wide variety of before-school, after-school and lunchtime clubs which include healthy and sporting activities. Extracurricular activities include football, gymnastics, cheerleading, multi-sports, netball, running and fencing.
There are clubs available for children in every year group from Reception – Year 6 and the large selection available means that most children can find something which is of interest to them hence the growth in participation we have seen over the last few years. To sign up to one of our clubs or to find out more information, please contact the school office.
This year we have participated in a range of competitions a sports festivals. Click here to take a look at our sporting events so far.
We hosted the Village Litter Pick this year. Thank you parent Darren White for driving the initiative. About 40 children of all ages joined in. More >
Thank you Rev Trish for a really informative trip to St Margaret's as part of our RE learning about Christianity. More >
We stayed open, despite the snow and ice, because we knew how excited the children were about World Book Day. We were glad we did as 55% of children braved the weather and most came in costume. We … More >
8.30am start - all Year 4 will be dancing.
Read our latest Ofsted report.
Ofsted report >