At Hempshill Hall we have employed a dedicated P.E. and school sport specialist for 1 to 2 days every week of the school year delivering high quality PE, sport and physical activity
“With this new approach to sport, we can create a culture in our schools that encourages all children to be active and enjoy sport, and helps foster the aspirations of future Olympians and Paralympians. Whether that is the future Jessica Ennis, Ellie Simmonds or Mo Farah, or someone who will simply learn to love sport and exercise for a lifetime, this investment will benefit a whole generation of children for many years to come”
Former Prime Minister David Cameron. March 2013
Since September, 10 year 6’s have undertaken Playground Activity Leader (P.A.L) training on a Monday lunch time, delivering games and activities for other KS2 students during lunch break. They have achieved their Bronze and Silver awards and should be extremely proud of their achievements.
We have also seen an increase in the number of children attending after-school clubs – 44% of young people in the school were engaged in extracurricular sporting activity in 2013-14.
Autumn term 1 saw the delivery of Fundamental Movement Skills through the Real PE programme for years 2 to 6. On average 226 children per school week were engaged in the activity. In Autumn term 2, 60 pupils participated in the successful delivery of dance in which they were thoroughly engaged and produced some fantastic routines. Throughout the whole of the Autumn term, an additional 18 children participated in a voluntary after school Street Dance club, working towards performing a piece for the P6P Big Spring Dance.
In Summer term 1, year 1 children focused on athletics, running, jumping and throwing, with each core subject being studied in a 2 week block. The children embraced all of the activities and at the end of the 6 weeks, participated in a session combining all of the 3 disciplines. At this stage they also carried out some self-assessment to identify their strongest area. Outdoor Learning continued in Summer term 2, with children developing their orienteering and team building skills in an adventurous setting. After school, Summer term saw the introduction of Cheerleading club. Children worked towards a whole school performance at the school Summer Sports Festival.
In Spring term 1, gymnastics was delivered to years 2, 3 and 4 pupils. Lessons focused initially on floor work and began to include apparatus as the children developed their skills. Spring term 2 focused on Module 2 of the Real PE programme, in which children showed evidence of good skills progression.