PE at Harlyn
The intent of Harlyn’s Physical Education curriculum is to inspire all children to enjoy, succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Physical Education will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. As children move through the key stages, they will be presented with opportunities to compete in a range of sports that help build their sporting character whilst additionally, embedding values such as fairness and respect.
Through Physical Education we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential. We strive to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive (from Early Years to UKS2) and remains motivating so that the children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded into their lives as well as our curriculum.
At Harlyn, we use the ‘Get Set 4 PE’ programme scheme of work to ensure the children are continuously challenged with a range of sporting games and activities that challenge their minds as well as their physical aptitudes. They will be presented with opportunities to experience games, athletics, dance, gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming with the curriculum. Additionally, all children will be presented with the opportunity of extra-curricular sports clubs.
Harlyn participates in a wide variety of sporting competitions such as, football, netball, hockey, cross-country, cricket and athletics that are run alongside other school in the borough. We work in conjunction with the expertise of PSD Sports Coaches who support in teaching as well as providing after school clubs for all ages.
The impact of the PE curriculum at Harlyn is that the children will meet their age-appropriate skills in Physical Education and be able to transfer these skills into other sports and everyday activities. We strive to promote a love of sport and physical activity and promote the benefits to both the physical and mental health of children that can benefit them inside and outside of school life. We then hope that children will chose to engage in sporting activities outside of school hour by joining local clubs and pursuing their passions. We believe that we can equip children with skills in team building, promote physical and mental health and boost confidence and resilience.