PE and Sport
As an Advocate School for Sport England, at Cowley Hill we strive to ensure that we provide an inclusive and inspiring PE provision which enables all pupils to participate and develop a positive approach towards PE and Sport.
Throughout our PE coverage, pupils have the opportunity to implement and demonstrate our PE and Sports Values; Determination, Passion, Respect, Honesty, Self-Belief and Teamwork. Pupils have the opportunity to embed and develop our reasoning skills through our PE curriculum. The children at Cowley Hill Primary School will be able to apply and understand the skills needed for a healthy life style, a balanced diet and positive mind-set whilst embedding My Personal Best Life Skills.
We will provide children with many opportunities to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. Provided with opportunities, our children will participate in competitive sports, non-competitive sports and extra-curricular clubs.
Pupils receive two PE lessons a week as part of a broad and balanced curriculum giving our pupils the opportunity to develop and improve an array of skills through a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Pupils learn to explore, develop and progress key skills within key focus areas. Areas of focus include gross motor skills, fundamental movement skills, hand-eye co-ordination, balance and agility. These skills are then applied to a range of physical activities and sports covering invasion games, net-wall games, striking and fielding and dance. In Key Stage 2 pupils also receive a term of swimming lessons.
Pupils’ learning during their curriculum PE lessons is enhanced and furthered through our extensive Extra Curricular Provision. This includes PE and Sports clubs before school, during lunchtimes and after school. Pupils are also provided with opportunities to participate in competitive sport through fixtures, tournaments and events via the Sports Partnership and Sports Consortium.
The Daily Mile
At Cowley Hill we participate in "The Daily Mile". The Daily Mile gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom. This also supports the Government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.