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Physical Education at Stanhope:

At Stanhope Primary School, we believe that Physical Education plays a vital role in the holistic development for our students. We recognise the importance of movement on the physical, mental, and social well-being of our children and the impact on their education.

Our curriculum is taught by a qualified PE teacher that is rich in learning, purposeful, challenging, excites the students and is above all fun and inclusive. It is designed to instil the importance of the Fundamental Motor Skills and Physical literacy, through games, cooperative learning and competitions - the elements that will support them throughout their lives both physically and mentally.

We progress their learning through different key stages by:

  • Setting out clear learning intentions and success criteria for all students in language appropriate to age.
  • Collect pre-and post-tests are created and data to inform teaching.
  • Incorporate a range of activities where the students can work individually, with partners and in groups.
  • Skills learnt are applied to game situations.
  • Differentiating tasks so that both high and low achievers receive tasks directed for the learner.
  • Students receive feedback on performance and are given time to apply feedback.
  • Look at a trans disciplinary approach through literacy and numeracy links.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities against themselves and others.
  •  Learn why and how to lead healthy active lives.

Our students develop fundamental skills from Early Years and Key Stage 1, students are taught the fundamental motor skills, such as, throwing, catching and running, which are essential skills for participate in a range of sports and movements.

In KS2, students have the opportunity to apply their skills to relevant team games and competitive activities. Students will also begin to compete against themselves to strive for personal best and compete in class-based competitions.

Formative and Summative assessment is used to understand what the student’s strengths and areas to improve. Within the physical education department, Philip Holmes-Smith is used as assessment rubric to collect data both pre and post-assessment.  Through this regular ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child and adult support. This provides a level of challenge that is stimulating for our children. 

By the end of their primary school education the children at Stanhope will have started their physical literacy journey to becoming confident and motivated to continue to join local sporting clubs, display positive sporting values of fairness and respect and use movements they have developed school to everyday life.

Inter-School Tournaments and Festivals:

We enjoy participating in locally organised inter-school sporting competitions with Willow Tree SSP. The partnership allows our children access to sport competitions and festivals within the local area. We feel providing an insight into competitive sport will inspire children to become more involved in sport outside of school.

Competitions and Festivals Stanhope attended in 2022/2023:

  • Cross-Country
  • Badminton
  • New-Age Kurling
  • SEND Multi-skills festival
  • NFL Flag Football
  • Tennis
  • Athletics

Whole school events: 

  • Yearly Sports Day- Pupils are given the opportunity to compete in an Athletics carnival in Summer 2.
  • KS1 and KS2 - Skip-A-Thon
  • Parent and student Football clinics

Leadership for pupils- Sport Captains 

At Stanhope Primary School, we empower our students to take on leadership roles. Our sport captains play a crucial role in promoting sportsmanship, teamwork, and school spirit. They assist in organising events, leading games and activities and representing our school at various competitions.

Extra-Curricular Activities: 

We offer a wide range of extracurricular clubs that cater to different interests and abilities. These clubs provide an opportunity for students to explore new sports, improve their skills, and develop a passion for physical activity. Whether it’s Football, Basketball, Gymnastics, or Dance, there’s something for everyone.