Physical Education (PE)
Physical Education (PE)
PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum and the recommendation is that no less than two hours of PE is taught each week to children of statutory school age.
- To ensure that the Sports and PE premium is used to enhance the quality of provision of school-based sports and physical education.
- To support the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation that children access on average, 30 mins of physical exercise each day in school.
- To provide children with skills that will support them to participate in, and enjoy, sports and physical exercise now and in their adult lives.
- To improve the physical health of children.
- To teach children the skills/knowledge they need to apply to a range of different sports and activities.
At Hillside Infant School our PE curriculum is varied and long-term plans ensure that we meet the requirements of The EYFS and National Curriculum. Our PE Curriculum is sequenced to ensure progression of knowledge and skills throughout a child’s time at Hillside Infant School, enabling children to build upon prior experiences and apply these with confidence. There is a variety of knowledge and skills that is taught including dance, gymnastics, athletics and games.
All children in EYFS have a weekly PE lesson with their class teacher and children in KS1 have 2 weekly sessions with a with their class teacher. In EYFS, the children build physical development into their outdoor learning sessions.
We have well equipped playgrounds, 1 trim trail, a range of playtime equipment, one outdoor learning area specifically for Nursery and one outdoor learning area specifically for Reception which includes an adventure playground. Both EYFS outdoor learning areas contain equipment to develop and improve the fundamental skills of the children using various body parts.
An annual sports day is held in July for children to apply the skills they have learnt throughout the year.
PE Community Links
Hillside Infant School work closely with the following PE and Sport Companies
Northwood Town Cricket Club
Middlesex Cricket Club provide a range of Cricket sessions on behalf of Northwood Town Cricket club for our Year 1 and Year 2 children.
Stomp Dance and Sports
Louise and her team coach Street Dance at Hillside Infant School as an Extra-curricular after school club.
Northwood Gymnastics Club
Northwood Gymnastics Club are a recreational gymnastics club and welcome gymnasts of all ages and all abilities. Paul and his team coach Gymnastics at Hillside Infant School as an Extra-curricular after school club as well as support the teachers with professional development.