PE

Our PE Intent

‘Physically educated persons are those who have learned to arrange their lives in such a way that the habitual physical activities they freely engage in make a distinctive contribution to their wider flourishing’ James MacAllister

Holly Park School provides opportunities for children to lead healthy active lives, which inspires all, through a high quality curriculum. This provision will enable our children to enjoy physical activity, know how to improve and reach their full potential.

  • To inspire and encourage the enjoyment of physical activity.
  • To develop an understanding of the positive effects of exercise and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
  • To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions; and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency.
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply tactics and compositional ideas.
  • To develop the ability to observe, evaluate and improve performance.
  • To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well being.
  • To develop social co-operation, positive attitude and the ability to compete with a sense of fair play.

The PE curriculum consists of:

  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Games
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activity
  • Evaluating

As they progress through the school, children develop their PE skills in:

Physical Me: (Skills)

  • To become more physically skilful and competent in athletic activities including running, jumping and throwing.

Creative Me: (Applying skills)

  • To become better at making decisions independently and with others about what style of running, jumping and throwing they need to choose for a particular challenge.

Healthy Me: (Healthy lifestyles)

  • To take part in a more physically active and healthy lifestyle through increased health, fitness, confidence, motivation, knowledge and understanding.

 Thinking Me: (Evaluation)

  • To be able to peer and self assess to bring about improvement in myself and others.

Children are encouraged to develop their ideas and to evaluate their work and the work of others.

There is a clear progression of skills in every strand of PE.

Please see our progression of skills documents attached in PE for:

HPS Athletics

HPS Dance

HPS Games

HPS Gymnastics

Here is a copy of the PE curriculum map: PE Curriculum map 2020

Developing PE vocabulary is also very important. Here is a progression of vocabulary development PE Vocabulary

Here is a copy of our PE policy

We use the Sports Premium to support both our PE curriculum and sport. You can find out how we spend our Sports Premium and the impact of it on our Sports page