PE, Sports & Physical Activity
At Hob Hill, we recognise that PE, sport and physical activity is important to our lives and learning. We are passionate about promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles and instilling a love of PE so that individuals are able to make an active, purposeful use of their leisure time both now and in the future. Our curriculum offers a comprehensive range of experiences and opportunities for all children and aims to develop values of respect, resilience, fair play and team work. All children are exposed to healthy competition throughout the year via inter-school and intra-school events and participation and achievement in sports are shared and celebrated with our Hob Hill family.
We are delighted to announce that Hob Hill has been awarded the ‘Bronze Standard Mark’ for the fourth year running for our Sport provision. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Points are awarded for participation, engagement in sporting activity, entering competitive events as well as the leadership activities. This is an accolade that we are all very proud of!
Physical skills are developed through the areas identified by the National Curriculum for Physical Education. We offer a broad, balanced programme of activities across the whole school, including EYFS, which aim to foster enjoyment and success. These include core skills, dance, gymnastics, games, athletics, outdoor and adventurous sport and swimming.
The children have two, one hour, PE lessons each week. Our PE curriculum is strengthened by an effective partnership with Progressive Sports, a local coaching company, who offer high quality provision for games, athletics and other areas of the curriculum. Progressive Sports has also further enhanced the development of sports in school through termly extracurricular clubs and sporting competitions.
Each year, our Year 6 pupils take part in a residential visit to Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre with the aim of developing social and physical qualities including collaboration and leadership skills. The residential provides children with experience of a range of outdoor, adventurous activities including archery, BMXing, climbing, caving, shelter building, canoeing and orienteering.
Pupils from Year 5 attend swimming lessons at Rugeley Leisure Centre in order to meet the requirements for swimming and water-safety in the National Curriculum.
Through the Sports Premium we are working to further improve the quality of PE and sport provision.
Each term we offer a range of popular, after-school sports clubs. Sign up via Parent Pay or express an interest at the school office!
Walk, Ride or Scoot!
We encourage our pupils and parents (where possible) to travel to school in a healthy and environmentally friendly way. Many pupils walk, cycle or scoot to school. We provide cycle and scooter storage on site. Each year we support the Walk to School Week campaign.
We also provide our children with training by qualified instructors to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence of safe road use.
Reception - Balance Bikes
Year 3 - Scooterability
Year 5 - Bikeability