At Hurstbourne Tarrant CE Primary School, we recognise the value and impact of high quality PE and school sport which we offer the pupils in our care. PE and School Sport play a vital part in living out our values of Respect, Effort, Aim High, Care and Love and Honesty on a daily basis. We aim to provide children with the opportunities to challenge themselves, inspire and be inspired, be active, collaborate, compete and lead others. Here at Hurstbourne Tarrant, we believe that providing pupils with high quality sporting opportunities will:
We understand that children have personal preferences in the activities they choose and we are proactive in offering a wide range of opportunities, during school time and in our after school provision of clubs to ensure that all needs are met. Our aim is for children to foster a love of being active and for this to continue beyond school. Physical Activity is also seen by the school as important in promoting pupils’ emotional health and wellbeing.
Children receive two PE sessions each week led by a qualified PE/Sports teacher or the class teacher. The children also have opportunities to participate in Activate and Cosmic Yoga: the Golden Mile is run everyday. Children learn the importance of exercise for a healthy lifestyle and build on our School’s values through team work, collaboration and being a good sports person. Children have the opportunity to practise and hone their skills and transfer these across different sporting disciplines. As well as the practising of skills, children have the opportunity to implement what they have learnt in competition and matches within the lesson, within their school houses and inter school competition.
Children also experience dance and gymnastics units throughout the year, and develop skills, which then are used to create a final performance. The children enjoy demonstrating these to other classes and parents.
Children are confident at sharing why exercise is so important to health and wellbeing and this is an embedded part of our PE curriculum. Peer support and assessment is used alongside teachers’ ongoing assessments. Children at Hurstbourne Tarrant enjoy PE and sporting opportunities and the team work and collaboration across the school is always palpable at our annual Sports Day. Our after school clubs are often oversubscribed. PE is an accessible and enjoyable experience for all children. Over the past few years the school has competed in and has been successful in a variety of sporting festivals ranging from Tag Rugby, Cross-Country and Kwik Cricket.