Physical Education

Physical Education at Hamsey School


At Hamsey School we strive to maximise the potential and opportunities of all our pupils - intellectually, socially, morally, emotionally and culturally. We believe our PE curriculum should be relevant and have a strong local resonance with pupils. In doing so, our intention is that all learners reach their full potential through a curriculum that is tangible, real and engaging.  


Physical activity helps to improve health, reduces stress and improves concentration whilst also promoting correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Students have two, hour-long PE lessons weekly to develop and strengthen the skills identified in the National Curriculum. In line with the national curriculum objectives, the school has invested in the Get Set for PE resource for our chosen core sports in KS1 and KS2: Gymnastics, Dance and Games, to ensure the correct terminology is being used and to promote progression in these units of work. In addition, the Sports Leaders provide units of work and general resources to support the teaching of Sport and Games.  

The daily mile is encouraged in each class to promote physical and mental health and wellbeingSportsCool (outside coaching providers) are used in the school to expose the students to a range of inclusive, unique and engaging sporting activities. Inter-sporting events and county events are timetabled throughout each half term allowing all keys stages to access a variety of activities promoting the spirit of the game, encourage cooperation and promote the school’s learning behaviours and values. 


All pupils are given the opportunity to participate in Skylark Federation sports competitions termly. The competitions are Key Stage appropriate and provide opportunities for pupils to apply and showcase their athletic skills. Alongside the curriculum, we offer range of sports clubs which run all year round. Our pupils develop the confidence and skills to try new sports, maintain motivation for exercise and embrace the mental health benefits of physical activity.