Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) at Hawthorns
At Hawthorns we recognise the importance of regular physical activity and the role it has to play in developing the whole child as well as promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. Our fun, high-quality and inclusive PE curriculum enables all pupils to engage in physical activity in a safe and supportive environment and is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health.
Our intent is to provide a PE curriculum that helps children to develop the skills that they need to maintain their physical health and fitness, to improve their gross and fine motor skills which has an impact on their learning, skills and abilities in the classroom and across the curriculum. Fundamental movement skills are at the heart of all lessons.
Our children will have opportunities to participate in physical activity and sport that builds confidence, resilience and self-esteem, improves health and wellbeing and helps to embed values such as fairness and respect. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, achieve their personal best, work as part of a team and understand fairness and equity of play to embed life-long skills and values.
LATEST P.E. NEWS
#Pledge to Play
On Monday 19th June Hawthorns school joined the rest of the nation in taking part in National School Sports Week 2023. This year’s focus was Pledge to Play, focuses on raising awareness of the Chief Medical Officers’ (CMO) recommendation that all children should be active for an average of at least 60 minutes a day, across the week. (Click here for more information about the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendations for physical activity including children and young people with disabilities and impairments.)
Throughout the week children across our three sites took part in a range of activities including archery, cycling, trampolining, sports day plus so much more.
Hawthorns Sports Week 2023