PE – curriculum information

In PE at Pearson, we strive to teach our pupils the importance of being healthy, fit and active and through the national curriculum, we strive to develop the knowledge and skills needed for each child to achieve a healthy, fit and active lifestyle.

We aim to….

  • Help our children become healthier, fitter and more active; and build an understanding of why these are so important.
  • Develop the movement skills needed to become confident in a wide range of physical activities.
  • Develop competitive skills through competition in a range of individual and team sports; and demonstrate through competitive sport the values of honesty, teamwork, determination, passion, self-belief and respect.
  • Develop social skills and leadership.

Each child will receive 2 hours of PE per week, where skills are developed, including:

  • balance, movement and co-ordination through gymnastics and dance
  • cooperation, teamwork and problem solving skills through outdoor activity
  • strategic and competitive skills through various activities and sports
  • coordination and ball skills through a variety of sports, for example through rugby, netball, tennis etc.

Some classes will take part in PE session lead by representatives of sports organisations including Hull FC (rugby league), Yorkshire Cricket Club, and others.

At Pearson, we aim to foster a love for swimming, and an understanding of how vital the skill of swimming is – swimming is a great form of exercise and a skill that saves lives. In years 3, 4 and 5, all children will receive 10 hours of swimming lessons each year, with the aim of achieving 25m without arm-bands by the end of year 5.

In addition, once weekly, pupils and staff in key stage two take part higher intensity in fitness sessions, developing stamina, strength and co-ordination.

In addition to curriculum PE, we offer a range of after-school sports clubs, with some leading towards forming school teams.

During the school year, children will take part in a range of sports competition. Some of which as individual and some as part of teams; some aiming for personal bests; some against class-mates, representing their RED or BLUE team; and others representing our school against other local schools.

Children who excel in sport are given the opportunity to represent the school in city competition through Hull Active Schools – sports such as football, cricket, athletics, rugby, swimming and orienteering. Lower ability children also have the opportunity to compete against other schools through specific Hull Active Schools competition in sports including boccia, goalball, athletics, football and new-age-kurling.

All children at Pearson experience competitive sport several times each year.

Through PE lessons all children will develop leadership and social skills, with some pupils taking on leadership roles as playtime buddies.

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