“Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading.I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.”
At Harris Primary Academy Kenley, we believe that physical education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make informed choices about healthy living and have a positive impact on their own health and well-being.
Harris Primary Academy Kenley aims to provide a broad and balanced physical education curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Through a balance of individual, paired and group activities, we aim to cater for the different strengths, needs and preferences of each child, using differentiated activities where appropriate. We believe that through the variety of opportunities that physical education offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork, competition and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries. Therefore, it is essential that the children have the opportunity to meet these aims.
In both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, children are taught gymnastics, dance, athletics, invasion games (multi-sports at KS1) and swimming. These form the core activities of the PE Curriculum.
All physical education experiences are intended to meet all abilities and offer stimulating and challenging learning. We also aim to promote the values of exercise & enthusiasm for physical activities and to promote a lifelong interest in physical education as a whole.
The statutory requirement is that pupils receive a term of swimming lessons during their time at primary school.
HF Curriculum Lead - Miss S French
HPAK Curriculum Lead - Miss S Buck
HPAK Physical Education Lead - Mr B Hunter