Physical Education (PE)
PE Curriculum Design
We consider PE to be a strength of the school. We have achieved the Gold School Games award for the past two academic years.
The National Curriculum is at the core of our PE curriculum. Most of our children join Hugo Meynell with an enjoyment and enthusiasm for physical activity.
We want our children to progress in their skill base and apply sporting skills in life e.g. co-ordination and collaboration.
We want children to understand what a healthy lifestyle is and how sport can benefit this.
We want all children to be exposed to a wide range of sport and PE so that they can all find something to enjoy and possibly further pursue in later life.
We also want to give the more able children the opportunity to excel through competitive sport whilst having an inclusive culture for PE in which all children have fun in physical exercise e.g. Jump Start Jonny.
We build upon the National Curriculum by using our Sports funding to enhance and enrich the school offer.
There are two strands – one is acquiring the skills and knowledge for traditional sports e.g. cricket, the second is the slightly more inclusive aspect of games such as dodgeball, quidditch – this approach ensures that all children experience a wealth of sporting opportunities during their time at Hugo Meynell.
Over time, the school has used sports funding to buy in different companies offering Sport and PE in school.
We currently work with Bee Active and the Chance to Shine cricket programme. The reason for this is that they both provide a clear progression in skills within all strands of the National Curriculum. They enable children to reinforce and consolidate skills prior to applying them in a game and they offer CPD to support teacher knowledge. Our aim is to ensure that our approach to PE is sustainable beyond the sport funding and we have staff regularly shadowing Bee Active so that skills and knowledge are transferred.
In order to ensure that teachers are not de-skilled, Bee Active and Chance to Shine work with a designated member of staff to develop in-school expertise, and also work with the classes on alternate half terms so as not to de-skill our teachers.
We offer a wide range of enrichment activities including sporting extra-curricular clubs and residential trips and have recently made improvements to our school playground including outdoor gym equipment, a trim trail and a range of new playground markings to encourage physical activity at break and lunchtimes.
Our children will have achieved great success in inter-school competition but more importantly, the majority of children at Hugo Meynell enjoy sport and PE and are able to continue to develop their skills in secondary school and beyond and have an understanding of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity.
To view our whole school PE skills and progression grid, click here: