Physical Education and Sports Events
As a school, all teaching staff plan and deliver a broad and balanced PE curriculum for all pupils from the Foundation Stage through to both Key Stage One and Two. In Foundation and Key Stage One the children are taught units of Gymnastics, Games, and Dance.
In Key Stage Two the children are provided with units of Gymnastics, Dance, Games, and Swimming. In year five they also go on a week-long residential which is very much OAA based.
Whole school timetables show all classes are allocated two, one hour slots within each week. One is an outside slot and the other an indoor. Teachers, therefore, plan and deliver the statutory two hours of Physical Education required each week. Each one hour slot will be used for a different unit of work. E.g. an indoor slot may be used for Gymnastics on Monday, whilst the outdoor slot may be used for a Games unit on a Wednesday. All pupils are taught the importance of exercise and being healthy.
As a school, we provide swimming provision for the whole of Key Stage Two. We travel to a local swimming bath and the swimming is taught by both swimming coaches and members of staff from our school. As a school, we have sent relevant members of staff who attend the swimming sessions on relevant courses and they are all now at least National Curriculum level trained or above and can work alongside the level two swimming coaches from the swimming baths to deliver the sessions. We follow the ASA swimming awards and levels and use a tracking grid as a form of assessment for learning. The grids are taken to the poolside and filled in there and then over the course of the sessions to provide accurate and immediate assessment data for each pupil. The children are then presented with certificates and badges in whole school assemblies when they achieve specific levels.
The school really thrive with the creative curriculum and topics are very much theme based. Teachers are linking PE as closely as they can to different themes and topics. Obviously, there are certain topics which lend themselves more than others. Please see the curriculum maps for evidence of examples.
Extra Curricula clubs
A lot of the sports funding has been used to enhance the range of sporting clubs on offer to the children at Little Hill. We now use Metcalf Sports to provide a whole range of extracurricular clubs to lead at lunchtimes and after-school sporting clubs. From dance to cheerleading to girls and boys football to basketball to table tennis to adventure club to multi skills club… We have been working hard to provide more sports clubs for Foundation and Key Stage One and are still continuing to do so this year. There has been a huge increase in the number of competitions that the school is entering, some of which are through links with the local family of schools and some of which are through the Sainsbury’s school games and Leicestershire and Rutland games. We have definitely put ourselves back on the map in terms of PE in the last year and we are beginning to enter not only A teams but also some B teams for some competitions too!
As a school, we provide all children with a rich and fun PE curriculum and we are taking part in more and more out of school sports clubs and entering lots more competitions. We now have a netball team, table tennis team, girls and boy’s football team, and a basketball team and we are very proud of how far PE and Sport have come at Little Hill and we will only strive to keep getting better and better!
Please click on the link below to find the National Curriculum programme of study for PE:
All pupils are taught the importance of exercise and being healthy through a range of different ways. As a school we provide all pupils with a creative and theme-based curriculum and so Healthy Eating is covered in a range of different subjects including PE, Science, and D.T.
We provide a 'Lets Get Cooking' club to all children in the school and it is one that always has a waiting list as it is such a popular club to attend! When the children take part in the club they attend with parents and are taught how to cook a range of different healthy recipes.
Last week all of the staff took part in a D.T staff training session where they were shown how to embed healthy eating and take part in cooking healthy meals in school. Lots of fun was had by all.