At Hertingfordbury Cowper C of E (VA) Primary School, we have a broad PE curriculum that shows a clear progression of skills across year groups.
We aim to inspire the children to view themselves as athletes, to partake in both competitive and non-competitive sports alongside their peers and to lead a healthy lifestyle. We know in our PE lessons we are teaching the children the importance of teamwork, co-operation, and communication which are important skills that can be transferred across the curriculum. We think it is important at Hertingfordbury to equip the children with both the knowledge and skills needed to participate in a variety of different sports.
We ensure there is something for all children to enjoy, regardless of their ability, by teaching the skills for tag rugby, boccia, country dancing and more, providing them with a diverse range of physical activity. We think it is also important to prepare our children for secondary school, so in KS2 we focus on teaching them the skills and giving them the experience in playing both football and netball in PE lessons, as these are such high-profile sports at secondary schools within Hertfordshire.
We encourage the children to continue their passion for physical activity and sport into extracurricular clubs and interschool competitions against other schools in our local area. We nurture our children to have a growth mindset view towards competition, which we promote throughout the school via our PSHE curriculum, to enable them to be proud of themselves regardless of the outcome or score in a match. We believe that our physical education lessons help to grow and develop the whole child, providing them with a sense of belonging through the power of sport.