Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination.
Our intention in Physical Education is to ensure all pupils engage in regular physical activity that develops a wide range of physical skills, and provides children with an understanding of how to lead a safe and healthy life. This will be delivered through high quality PE sessions and break and lunchtime provision that ensure children build their physical stamina, as well as drawing on a range of gross motor and fine motor skills.
In addition to PE lessons we aim to educate our children, through cross curricular links with Science and PSHE, the importance of maintaining a healthy body. E.g what a balanced diet consists of, the importance of hydration after exercise, and building on our Church Hill values of Determination and Teamwork in order to instil the qualities of resilience and perseverance in our children.
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. 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.
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
- Teacher training during PE sessions with coaches.
Our P.E. Co-ordinator is Mrs Purnell.
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