Physical Education (PE)In this section...
Our Physical Education curriculum aims to develop physical co-ordination, strength, agility, balance, mobility and skills that extend competency within individual activities and across a variety of team sports. Our curriculum is based on ‘Mastery’ learning - teaching skills, practising and then, once mastered, being able to apply them to a wide range of physical activities.
We also promote a healthy and active lifestyle and values through our PE curriculum, after schools activities and through programmes such as the Daily Mile. We aim for all our children to leave Barrow Hedges with the skills, knowledge and understanding to go on and lead active lifestyles.
The planned activities encourage children to make progress in all areas of their physical development. This begins in EYFS where children are taught the basic skills, developing into Upper KS2 where children have opportunities to develop team and competitive skills.
Physical Education (PE) lessons are delivered by Class Teachers and by specialist coaches.
Sainsbury's School Games Mark
Our successes are not exclusively based on our team achievements but also the number of competitive opportunities available to our KS2 children. We were awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Platinum Award in 2021/22 for a commitment to the development of competition across schools and into the community. We’re incredibly proud to be one of only two primary schools in Sutton to hold this award.
The School Games is funded by the Department of Health, Department for Education, Youth Sport Trust and Sport England – all constantly discussing the best way forward for School sport. The award is OFSTED recognised and shows how sport has a positive impact!
The Daily Mile
In Spring 2019 we had our Daily Mile track installed in the Junior playground. The track is a fantastic addition to our outdoor space. The Daily Mile is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, promote happiness as well as build resilience, confidence and determination for all staff and pupils. Since we started The Daily Mile we have seen a big increase in the fitness of our pupils, who are more energised when they come back into the classroom.
For more information, daily updates and sporting links you can keep up to date by following our Twitter page @barrowhedgepe
Mr L Buckingham and Miss K Lucas are the Subject Leaders for PE