At Hardwick Primary we strongly believe in the importance of physical activity, through the forms of structured physical education (PE) and unstructured play opportunities. Our PE curriculum encourages all children to be physically active, improving their physical literacy and fundamental movement skills. We want to provide a lasting, sustainable and positive effect on PE and Sport within school and our community.

In Reception and Key Stage 1,  our children develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. 

Key Stage 2 children will develop a broader range of fundamental movement skills and apply them into a variety of games and sports, competing individually and against others. They will learn how to recognise their own success and how to improve in different physical activities and sports. Children will develop resilience, confidence and independence and be encouraged to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Through unstructured play (for all children) and forest schools in EYFS, children will be creative and imaginative, develop resilience and build friendships and relationships whilst exploring the world around them.

We want our learners to embrace an active lifestyle by also walking, biking and scooting to school. Being physically active helps to promote physical and emotional health and well-being.

With the rise in childhood obesity and increase in emotional and behavioural mental health disorders it is essential that we support our children to engage in physical activity. Being physically active can nurture positive mental wellbeing, reduce anxiety and stress, increase self-confidence and concentration as well as increase physical wellbeing.

We want our children to grow into happy, healthy adults, maintaining a lifelong love of physical activity.

Statement of Intent and details of our PE curriculum: