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PE develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and we encourage pupils to utilise these skills to perform a range of activities across the curriculum. At Horsenden we believe that the self-discipline and collaboration expected of pupils in sport and PE lessons impacts positively upon behaviour in and outside of the classroom; it helps to create a positive work ethic as well as optimism - both of which are important transferable life skills.

The aim of our PE curriculum is to:

  1. Promote the benefits of physical activity to the whole school community
  2. Improve the self-esteem and confidence of the pupils through participation in physical activity
  3. To ensure that pupils are aware of the link between physical activity and healthy eating for a healthy lifestyle
  4. To develop a range of physical skills that can be applied to sports and games over time
  5. To develop social, emotional and thinking skills linked to game play, team work and individual practice (S.E.T skills)
  6. To promote the celebration of sporting events

We are committed to ensuring that all pupils have access to our broad and balanced PE curriculum, including those who have diverse special educational needs, those who are disabled and and those who have particular strengths and skills in PE and/or sport. Teachers will ensure that all pupils have fair access to the PE curriculum, regardless of gender, race, or ability.

Pupils are entitled to 2 hours of PE per week and this is scheduled by using a combination of specialist teachers (for sports and swimming) as well as class teacher-led PE, as follows:

Year 1/2/6

  • Receive a PE lesson from a PE specialist once a fortnight
  • Receive a weekly exercise lesson from their class teacher
  • Follow the '10 a day' skills-based programme where they spend ten minutes doing physical activity. Year groups can decide when it is best for them to do this, most likely in the afternoon. 

Year 3/4/5

  • Receive a PE lesson from a PE specialist once a fortnight
  • Receive an hour of swimming each week.
  • Follow the '10 a day' skills-based programme where they spend ten minutes doing physical activity. Year groups can decide when it is best for them to do this, most likely in the afternoon 

EYFS

  • Pupils develop skills through a wide range of activities and challenges through the 'Physical Development' strand of the EYFS curriculum
  • In addition, Reception pupils also receive a PE lesson from the PE specialist teacher each week

Personal Development in PE: S.E.T Skills

Our PE curriculum includes S.E.T skills which aid the development of Social, Emotional and Thinking skills of each pupil when they take part in our PE lessons. There are 3 specific skills linked to each PE unit that pupils do, such as communication, kindness and using tactics. These skills are built upon in each lesson and enable pupils to meet the PE lesson objectives while also developing their personal skills. A detailed overview of the skills for each phase can be seen in the curriculum document section below. 

After School Sporting Opportunities

We offered a wide range of clubs before and after school which provide further opportunities to extend and enhance our school PE curriculum. We evaluate the clubs based on attendance and pupils’ views. Some of these clubs have been offered for free to pupils in an effort to increase participation. We are looking forward to offering more after school sports clubs to our pupils as the year progresses. 

We currently offer clubs such as:

  • Football
  • Elite swimming
  • Karate
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Gymnastics
  • Yoga
  • Athletics
  • Multi- sports

Curriculum Documents

 Whole School PE Curriculum Map:

Progression of PE Skills:

Development of S.E.T Skills:

Horsenden Sport Updates

Extended PE Curriculum

Swimming

We are very lucky to have a swimming pool on site at Horsenden which enables pupils to have three full years of weekly swimming lessons. For detailed information about our swimming provision please visit our Swimming page here.