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Physical Education

Hello, my Name is Mrs Huskisson-Moore and I am the Curriculum Leader for Physical Education. I am extremely passionate about sports and leading a healthy, active lifestyle. Following a long, positive experience of sport both in education and through playing sports at a professional level, my successes have developed from experiences of having strong female role models at a young age. Opportunities offered throughout my primary school experience positively developed me as a pupil and pushed me upto and through University. My love for sports and exercise only continues to grow while working with our young people, and I know as a school we will continue to build and support in the children's potential to pave the way to ensure positive habits living active, healthy lives.

At Round Hill, we endeavour to make our P.E purposeful and progressive but most importantly ensure the children are having fun. We also link our learning to other areas of the curriculum and embed core subjects such as maths and science into their learning through cross curricular links.

In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are given the opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills, by improving their competence and confidence: extending their physical qualities in agility, balance and coordination. Opportunities are provided for participation in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities in progressively challenging situations. Children are taught to:

Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

Perform dances using simple movement patterns and explore these in particular celebrations ie, Christmas shows, events and competitions.

In Key Stage 2 children continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and link them to make sequences of movement and actions. At this stage they participate in activities which give opportunities to develop skills of communicating, collaborating and competing with each other as well as extra-curricular activities such as clubs and competitions. They are encouraged to self-evaluate e.g. think of ideas of how to improve their performance in physical activities and sports and recognise their own success.

Pupils are taught to:

Use basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination, as well as develop the physical abilities, such as, flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming and water safety

We provide swimming lessons in key stage 2.

During swimming lessons children are taught to:

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently (with the aim to swim over a distance of at least 25 metres). Use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke).

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

At Round Hill School We endeavour to interest our children in their learning with a creative and cross-curricular approach. To do this, we incorporate physical activity in to all our subjects across the curriculum. P.E is supported by a wide range of active friendship sessions as we continue to build in our extracurricular clubs throughout the year which include during the autumn and winter terms:

Football, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, hockey, cross-country and tag rugby.

For more information, please find below our P.E Policy, Progression Maps across the different Sports activities and areas of learning in this subject.