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PE and Sport


The aim of PE teaching at Hill View Primary School is to inspire and engage children’s interests in sport whilst developing a personal interest in physical well-being and healthy lifestyles.  We want our children to run faster, jump higher and be the best they can be in a sport of their choice.

The focus of the PE curriculum is to equip children with the knowledge, skills and motivation to lead an active, healthy lifestyle and to give them a desire for lifelong participation in physical sport and activity.

We will ensure as a school we will:

  • 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.
  • Develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
  • Develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body, and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising.
  • Develop the ability to work as a team player, taking the lead and learning to work collaboratively with others.
  • Promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being.


Our balance of individual, team, co-operative, competitive and creative activities cater for individual pupils’ needs and abilities. The PE scheme of work progressively builds key knowledge, skills and techniques which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, provides stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities for pupils.

All children receive two hours of physical education a week. These lessons are delivered either by class teachers or specialist PE coaches, who have expert subject knowledge and are extensively trained in the areas of the curriculum they teach. We have purchased the KeyPe Sports programme of planning which covers the majority of the lessons taught. Key PE Sports provides a high quality Scheme of Work in line with the PE National Curriculum and aligns the principles of our Teaching and Learning policy and the United Learning Framework of Excellence which are:

  • The Best from Everyone
  • Powerful Knowledge
  • Education with Character
  • Leadership in Every Role
  • Continuous Improvement

Why KeyPe Sports?

The scheme has been developed by a team of qualified primary school teachers, with a background in Primary Physical Education.  The scheme provides teachers with lessons that are fun, progressive and challenging.  The lesson plans help teachers adopt a creative approach to teaching and learning within physical education.   Lessons provide children with the essential development of agility, balance and co-ordination, inclusive healthy competition and co-operative learning by using fun and engaging games that build up a range of transferable skills. These can be used in a variety of sports and encourages creativity, cooperation and teamwork.  Basic skills such as running, jumping and throwing, cooperative and collaborative learning are all covered throughout the scheme.  Challenge is encouraged on both an individual and group basis. To enhance and aid teacher’s subject knowledge, there are a wide range of lesson plans that cover a number of different skills, including, ABC (agility, balance and coordination), attack and defend, send and receive, striking and fielding and tactics and strategies. Plans to cover sport specific lessons are also included, which can be used for curriculum time or to help enhance after school clubs.

Children are given the opportunity to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Opportunity is given to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Sessions allow time for children to develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. PE lessons aim to improve the agility, balance and co-ordination of all children. This enables them to catch, throw and strike a ball as well as to jump, run and change direction in a controlled way. With these skill sets children are then able to access a wide range of sporting activities at various levels.

These skills are then developed in more specific games and sports throughout Key Stage 2. The children also take part in indoor lessons, which consist of dance and gymnastics units. Here the children have the chance to revisit and build on the knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in the previous key stage.  Pupils develop their creative skills, whilst continually improving their balance, strength, coordination and agility. The areas covered in the PE curriculum for EYFS and Key Stage 1 focus on the development of fundamental movements. In their outdoor lessons the children improve their physical literacy through a wide range of multi-skills.

Over the academic year, we cover: gymnastics, dance, netball, hockey, football, dodgeball, rounders, tennis, tag rugby, cricket and kwick cricket, swimming, badminton, athletics, multisports and fencing.  For more information, please click on the link: PE long term planner. This provides a varied range of sports and skills to be taught allowing all children the opportunity to excel at sport. As a school, we have purchased KeyPe Sports programme of planning which covers the lessons taught. In addition to this, children receive six hours of small group swimming teaching each year. Topics are taught termly, with PE objectives fully embedded within each area. The objectives being taught in each year group can be found below.

The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE lessons, including:

  • Whole class sessions delivered by teachers.
  • Whole class sessions delivered by PE ‘specialist’ coaches.
  • Out of school Hours group sessions covering a variety of sports

Small group teaching – focused at preparing children for competitive / non-competitive sporting fixtures and events.
We recognise the fact that we have children of differing ability in all our classes, and so we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. We achieve this through a range of strategies, which are differentiated by task, expected outcome and/or support from peers or adults.
Below are examples of the particular sports related planning that can be seen in the links below:
Year 1 Athletics.pdf
Year 5 Rugby.pdf


PE & Sports Pupil Premium Information
The government provides all schools with additional funding to be used specifically for the development of PE and sport.
The government's vision is that 'all pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. 
The funding is to be used to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools against 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the whole school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. the increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in the teaching of PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport

Assessment of PE

Our school uses ‘KeySportsPE, which is a complete PE planning and assessment programme. Assessments are completed by teachers or coaches observing lessons and are collected by the PE lead. Data can then be produced regarding the competency of children in PE in each class and compared to Age Related Expectations. At the end of each term, children are assessed against their age-related expectations for each sport or skill that is being taught. Children will be assessed as working towards, expected or greater depth.

Our membership of NOSSP gives access to competitive and inclusive sporting opportunities to all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6. We arrange football fixtures against other local primary schools for Year 3 to 6.

Monitoring of PE

Monitoring takes place regularly through sampling children participating in PE, learning walks and through talking to the children – ensuring they enjoy each subject and can recall key knowledge of what they have been taught.

Residential Trips

We value the educational impact of residential trips and currently organise trips in Year 4 and 6. These experiences are an amazing opportunity for the pupils to participate in new physical challenges, creating a great sense of determination and teamwork, which children are able to bring back to school and continue to develop.  We offer a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities, which take our pupils beyond their comfort zone, challenging them in fun and exciting ways. Our residentials support pupils in progressively acquiring knowledge and techniques across human-made tree surfing courses before venturing out into the Dartmoor countryside to finally apply their learning in the natural world.

Our residential trips are:

Hooke Court, Dorset - This is a 3 day, 2 night trip and provides an exciting introduction to our residential programme. with the aim of increasing self-esteem, independence and teamwork.

Stone Farm, Devon - This 5 day, 4 night trip allows the children to apply their well-established outdoor and adventurous skills to explore the natural world and beautiful Devon countryside.   There are climbing challenges and team problem solving tasks which capture the imagination. Over the course of this trip children will further develop their resilience and reasoning skills.

For the academic year 2019 -2020, we propose to spend our grant in the following ways:

  • Funding allocated to ensure the delivery of high quality curriculum PE sessions across the school within and beyond curriculum time
  • Funding towards specialist coaching across the year
  • Funding towards intervention programme delivered through sport at lunchtimes
  • Ensure that pupils leaving us in Year 6 can swim a minimum of 25 metres confidently 

We are currently:

  • Evaluating our current strengths and areas for development in PE and sport and implementing plans for improvements
  • Where possible, continuing to plan and implement a programme of sports within Oxfordshire; competitions, tournaments and coaching to increase pupil's participation (particularly in rugby, netball, football, cross-country running and cricket)
  • Quality assuring the work of sports coaches and teachers to teach in PE lessons and after school clubs
  • Providing after school and lunchtime clubs

P.E. Kit

  • White T-Shirt
  • Black shorts (indoors)
  • Sweatshirt (outdoors)
  • Tracksuit bottoms (outdoors)
  • Pair of trainers (outdoors/indoors)

All children must have a P.E. kit in school for all P.E. lessons. P.E. kits need to stay in school throughout the week as schedules can sometimes change. All kits will be sent home every half term to be washed.

Widening Participation and Enjoyment in Sport

We offer a wide and varied extra-curricular clubs provision for pupils across the school.  A high number of children are regularly involved in a sporting club / creative activity either after school or at lunchtime. Clubs that have been run in 2018/19 so far include: mulitsports, football, netball, cross country, sports hall athletics, table tennis, indoor games and FAST initiative. In the summer term, these will extend to athletics, cricket and rounders.

Creative clubs are also run and this year these have included: Change 4 Life, art, creative writing, Science, board games, maths, photography, outdoor and adventurous, cookery. These again are available across the age ranges in the school.

These clubs give over 120 children access to an after school club place each week. They are extremely popular, and most are oversubscribed. There is a charge of £2 per session for each club attended. This covers the cost of staffing and materials for clubs. Children who receive Pupil Premium funding are exempt from this charge.

Hill View School delivers regular holiday courses throughout the year to encourage a higher percentage of children to access sporting activities during the holidays.

Swimming Lessons

• To enable pupils to acquire basic swimming skills while they are at Hill View Primary School.
• To comply with the requirements of the National Curriculum in PE

 The lesson is 25 minutes long and comprises both water play and instruction.

The swimming pool currently used for lessons is Spiceball Leisure Centre; the sessions are delivered on a Friday morning. The swimming instructors are provided our swimming team of trained instructors. We take with 3 level 1 qualified swimming teachers. Spice Ball supply 2 qualified level 2 teachers and life guards so we are in the correct ratios for the OCC swimming guidelines.

Parents / carers will receive a letter providing information on school swimming before their child starts their swimming term. In the best interest of the child, if the parents/carers inform the class teacher and swimming team with regard to any health condition that may affect the child in the pool.

All pupils attend swimming lessons, unless there are circumstance that do not allow a child to participate in the lesson.

The target in the National Curriculum is for all children to swim 25m by the end of year 6. The 2018/19 cohort of year 6 had a 64% success rate in swimming 25 metres.

All children wear swim hats but goggles are only allowed with a parent’s letter. Swimming certificates are awarded as the children increase their confidence and ability and these are awarded in Friday Celebration assemblies. Finally there is also the annual swimming gala run by the NOSSP (North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership) for primary schools in Banbury.

Our intended outcome for 2019-2020 are:

  • To improve the quality of teaching in order for all pupils to make regular and sustained progress
  • To improve the quality of play at lunchtimes through promoting team games
  • To support the delivery of the PE curriculum through specialist coaches
  • To increase pupil enjoyment and participation in PE and school sports so that pupils attain the performance level they are capable of achieving 
  • To develop and sustain positive attitudes towards healthy, active lifestyles and to use physical activity to improve pupils' health, wellbeing and educational outcomes
  • To continue to improve the frequency, breadth and quality of PE and sport provision
  • Annual plans with short and long term targets that enable all pupils (including target groups) to progress and achieve

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