Physical Education is taught discretely and it is delivered to raise interest, self-esteem, creativity and aspirations of all our children. The curriculum is rich and varied, which provides our pupils with the skills required for life in the 21st Century. Within a lesson, a new skill is introduced, where learners have the time to practise this skill and then apply the skill to a game situation. This builds on the gather, skills, apply approach and delivery of lessons is taken across school to ensure children develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are able to apply these in a range of situations.
Y5 developing their Hockey skills.
The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.
One of the activities during our Y4 residential to Sherwood Forest is bike riding, at HPCS we aim to teach all of our children to confidently ride a bike by the end of Y4. We're even lucky enough to have a class set of bikes!
Ultimately, providing opportunities to allow children to be fit and healthy are at the heart of the PE curriculum offer that we provide to the children exploring a wide range of topics, to prepare them for life. This include: approved sporting competitions, extra-curricular sports clubs, residential stays and annual bike rides!
These opportunities provided through school via our PE curriculum has inspired and developed a new generation of successful competitors both locally and nationally.
Y6's enjoying the 10 mile bike ride
The children at HCPS benefit from the opportunity to participate many sport, exercise and recreational experiences. We offer Y4 & Y6 Residential visits, annual bike rides, Let's Get Active Weeks, Y1 & Y5 Bikeability, Sports Days and many weekly sporting events! (All across different key stages).
Climbing is just another additional activity that is led by HCPS staff and enjoyed by children during the Y6 residential.