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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Thanet Primary School

Developing aspirations, building futures
and letting imaginations fly as we aim high

Physical education

At Thanet Primary we are all athletes!

At Thanet we are all athletes! In nursery the children are taught to develop good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They begin to move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. As the children move through the school, PE teaching develops pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities and find a sport that they enjoy. We aspire for children at Thanet to leave us having a positive attitude to healthy lifestyles and able to make informed choices about physical activities throughout their lives.

A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety and outdoor adventure activities.

Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. In all classes, children have a wide range of physical ability. Whilst recognising this fact, we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child and in doing so raise pupil’s health (considering childhood obesity) and fitness levels, improve skills and develop pupil’s resilience, teamwork and perseverance (school values).Thus we enable children to make informed choices about physical activities throughout their lives.

 Through the teaching of PE Thanet Primary School intends to:

  • Enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination.
  • Encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations.
  • Develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.
  • Show children how to improve the quality and control of their performance.
  • Teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.
  • Develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.
  • Develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
  • Assess pupils learning, analyse and interpret the results to inform future planning and lessons.

Pupils within EYFS undertake daily physical exercise within a specialised external play area. They also have use of the fully equipped sports and school hall for structured activities.  

All pupils from Year 1 to 6 have at least an hours’ worth of planned physical exercise each week. In addition, pupils from Year 1 to 6 also have the opportunity for physical activity during morning and lunchtime breaks on one of two well-equipped school yards, stocked with resources. 

Year 6 have an annual residential trip during July in which they undertake a series of physical and challenging activities, including: assault course; mid-ropes and high wires.

During the Summer term Sports Days are held for EYFS and KS1/2 covering a range of multi skills activities. The aim is for participation and enjoyment. All our activities are supported by a variety of sports clubs lead by school staff and visiting professionals both at lunchtime and after-school.

Thanet is a member of the Hull Active Schools partnership, therefore we have the opportunity to participate in variety of School Games events held across the city, which introduce a more competitive element into sporting activities. As part of the Horizon Academy links have been created between the schools to develop MAT links through inter-school sporting opportunities.