Physical Education and Sports
Our aim is for children to develop the ability to excel in their physical skills. We give the children at Hillborough Infant and Nursery School the opportunity to progress in their agility, balance and coordination as well as engaging in competitive sports and activities, whilst leading a healthy lifestyle.
Through providing daily opportunities for physical exercise and improving pupils’ health, we promote our curriculum driver of well-being.
Our curriculum includes a range of physical activities such as dance, gymnastics, ball skills, games and athletics. All activities encourage children to work independently and as part of a team. We have also worked with Active Luton to plan and deliver high quality PE lessons.
Key Stage One have two lessons per week; one indoor and one outdoor, as well as physical activity being incorporated throughout our creative curriculum. Additionally, children in EYFS have continuous access to outdoor learning provision as well as one PE lesson to develop their gross motor skills.
During EYFS, children are provided with opportunities to develop their control and co-ordination to move confidently in a range of ways, using large and small movements. Our aim is for children to develop their gross and fine motor skills which will provide them with the foundation for developing their strength, co-ordination, positional awareness, social and emotional well-being and healthy bodies.
During Key Stage One children become more confident in agility, balance and co-ordination. They are able to do this on their own and with others in games situations. Their fundamental movement skills are developed during their PE lessons and they experience competitive and physical activities against themselves and others. Children are taught to master movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching, which will enable them to apply these skills in team games and use their skills for attacking and defending.
We have joined realPE and are able to support and encourage physical activity at home too, through the use of Jasmine our online portal. The unique activities have a child centred approach to include and challenge every child. All our families have their own logins and we are proud to use this to support our curriculum. During the Summer term, our parents will receive fortnightly challenges for children to complete at home.