At Hemlington Hall Academy, our children participate in high-quality provision that develops confidence and stamina and which contributes to a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. Children take part in both competitive and non-competitive activities, including events in the local area, which instil the values of fairness, respect, resilience and determination in all.


The primary intent for our curriculum:

  • Children to know that Physical Education is about more than a lesson – it is about developing healthy habits and knowledge of exercise and fitness
  • Through exposing children to a range of activities and sports, for all children to find a PE and sport activity which they greatly enjoy
  • To link with local sporting providers to ensure that children who are keen or capable have access to community sporting groups to deepen their interest and hone their skills
  • For children to develop the key skills of sportsmanship
  • For our children to be fit and healthy as possible – including an active 30 minutes each day in school, which may include the daily mile, skipping or using playground equipment
  • All children having the opportunity to participate in intra/inter school competitions throughout the year
  • To promote the mental welling-being of our children through a healthy, active life style

Our Physical Education Curriculum at Hemlington Hall Academy

Swimming and Water Safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
• swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
• use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
• perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

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National Curriculum

Key stage 1

Pupils should 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. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:
• master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
• participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
• perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key stage 2

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:
• use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
• play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
• develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
• perform dances using a range of movement patterns
• take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
• compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.