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At Hampreston First School we aim to instil a passion for PE and sports to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be the best they can in their PE lessons, sport and active playtimes. Through physical education and sport we aim to teach our children new skills and show them how to improve in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. By providing a wide variety of opportunities both in school and off site, our children will become healthy and confident through raising self-esteem and active young people ready for the next stage of their lives. We strive to give children the opportunity to compete internally, and with other schools to instil values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship. 



At Hampreston First School, PE is an integral part of our curriculum and we strive to create a culture which inspires an active generation to enjoy PE and that encourages each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development.  


We aspire for children to adopt a positive Growth Mindset and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience. At Hampreston we offer a dynamic and varied program of activity to ensure that all children progress physically through a unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.  


We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best. All children participate in competitive sport which can be against self and/or others. We aim for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and to be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives. Swimming is an important life skill and we aspire for all children to leave primary school having met at least the minimum requirements of the National Curriculum. 

  • PE at Hampreston First School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics, dance, health and fitness, outdoor and adventure and swimming. 

  • The whole Year 4 class has swimming sessions at Canford School during the autumn and spring terms. 

  • Pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons each week, covering two different sports/ skills focuses each half term. 

  • The Long-Term planning for each class sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. This is tracked by the PE Co-ordinator and used as handover for transition at the end of the academic year so that the new class teacher is aware of what the class has already been taught and to identify any areas that need further development. 

  • All staff can access the Medium-Term planning and half termly assessments for each class throughout the academic year and have the opportunity to work with a sports coaching specialist weekly. 

  • Teachers use and adapt planning and resources to ensure lessons across years show progression. 

  • Children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. We provide inclusive and enjoyable clubs which increases children’s physical activity. Clubs are offered to all children in the school. 

  • Active travel is encouraged, and we take part in termly Walk to School Week events. 

  • Children are encouraged to stay active at break times and can access a variety of equipment to use. 

  • Year 4 children can become Play Leaders for the school. The Play Leaders develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with and organising games at break times. 

  • Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events and festivals within the local area and beyond. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by children 


At Hampreston First School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise. We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of education. Children can represent the school at sporting events. Alongside this, we share sporting achievements both in and out of school in Celebration Assembly, so that we are promoting sports and activities, as well as celebrating all levels of success. We aim for all Year 4 pupils to leave school with the skills to competently swim at least 25m and have the skills to self-rescue in the water which are key life skills. 

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