The aim of PE at Hillborough is to develop children's skills in various sports and to enhance awareness of fitness, health and the body.
We provide a wide range of activities including team games, dance, gym, athletics and swimming. These are taught in ways appropriate to the child and their individual ability. Dance is currently taught across the school as part of the PE curriculum.
At Hillborough we encourage and recognise children's participation in extra-curricular sporting activities and build upon children's strengths. Children are invited to participate in extra-curricular clubs when the opportunity arises.
Please be aware that all PE and swimming lessons are compulsory. Children can only be excused if they produce a doctor's note or a letter from a parent/guardian. We advise pupils to bring their PE kit to school every Monday and take it home for washing on Fridays.
For Health and Safety reasons stud ear rings and headscarves must be removed for PE and swimming lessons.
Key stage 2 REQUIREMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM
Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Pupils should be taught to:
- use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, for example through athletics and gymnastics
- perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Swimming and water safety FROM THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.