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.
Hawthorns school has achieved the School Games gold mark for a 4th year running.
Hawthorns school took part in Panathlon’s multi skills competition held at Denton Community College on Friday 13th May and came 2nd!