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Physical Education

Curriculum aims:

At Hadley Wood, we want to ensure that PE inspires all children to value the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.  We believe Physical Education is a vital part of school life and children’s future well-being. It is therefore our intent to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum that ensures all children will benefit, whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new skills, or being introduced to a new sport. 

Beyond merely a subject, we believe that participation in sporting activity is a key element of developing a school in which pupils are proud of the community in which they belong. Therefore, great emphasis is placed upon additional sporting opportunities beyond the lesson within after-school clubs, inter-house and through  inter-school competitions. 

We want every child to be:

  • Physically and mentally capable and healthy
  • Espouse a ‘can do’ attitude towards physical education and sports
  • Competitive and successful in their own individual capacity
  • Show an enjoyment and commitment when developing and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle beyond primary school
  • Obtain the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others whilst celebrating their own
  • Acquire the skills and mindset to positively engage in sporting challenges 

How we plan for and teach Physical Education:

PE is taught twice a week and our curriculum overview has been planned to ensure that all children access both an indoor session e.g. dance/gymnastics and an outdoor session e.g. ball skills. The school works closely with a local physical education provider Challenge Education to ensure our PE provision across KS2 is delivered by a PE specialist.

How we evaluate learning in Physical Education:

To capture learning in Physical Education, class teachers use video footage to show progress between the first and final session within each unit of work. Class teachers measure impact by assessing children against The Big Question for each unit of work to make a judgement whether each child is working at developing, expected or exceeding level.