Physical Education

At Church Hill Infant School we want to ’be the best we can be’.

We believe that Physical Education plays an important role in helping us to fulfil this statement. We recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children in our care. At Church Hill we consider that a varied and balanced PE curriculum has a positive influence on children in the following ways: it improves the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of children as well as benefitting children’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

Through carefully planned PE activities we aim to ensure that all children enjoy PE, thus raising participation levels both in and out of school and, in turn, promoting a healthy lifestyle. The successful delivery of the PE curriculum supports all aspects of health education within the school, with cross curricular links to both Science and PSHE.

How we teach PE at Church Hill

We are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive high quality, well planned PE delivered by confident and well trained teachers. We aim to engage and inspire all pupils to learn new skills, be confident and enjoy sports at our school. We employ a range of sports coaches to help us to achieve this aim.

This year, all children will receive a variety of multi-sports from qualified coaches.

In addition to this the children have opportunities to take part in extra-curricular sessions. Pupils enjoy the opportunity to work with different specialist sports coaches such as street dance, cheerleading, football.

Infant school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the pupils at Church Hill Infant School is testament to the passion and dedication of all staff. Pupils leave the school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed. Through the local School Sports Partnership (SSP), the school takes part in family and partnership competitions.

At Church Hill Infant School we hold an annual sports day, during which children take part in a variety of events they may not have tried before. This culminates in traditional competitive races. We aim to teach the children new games and skills within a fun atmosphere.

Below is a list of initiatives and events to take place this year as part of aim to increase physical activity and fitness in school.

  • Lunch time sports clubs
  • Afterschool sports clubs
  • Sports Day
  • Activities and cross-curricular learning based around the 2016 Olympics
  • Teacher training during PE sessions with coaches.

Our P.E. Co-ordinator is Mrs Purnell.