Physical Education (PE)
Here at Tang Hall our principal aim is to instil our school moto ‘CREW’ (Challenge, Resilience, Enrichment, World) through the delivery of our curriculum. In our PE curriculum, we provide exciting opportunities for children to experience a broad range of physical activities both inside and outside of school. We look to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Furthermore, our children leave Tang Hall understanding the importance of leading healthy and active lives.
At Tang Hall we follow the National Curriculum for PE which is divided into a variety of fundamental skills that develop flexibility, strength, technique, control, balance and master basic movements. We follow a rolling programme within school using the support of Complete PE. This scheme follows the key aspects of the curriculum and allows us to teach a variety of compelling and inclusive sports from our Foundation Stage through to Year 6.
In Foundation Stage we have a free flow of activities which develop both fine and gross motor skills within the outdoor provisions. They also access discrete lessons to teach them various PE skills. In KS1, at Tang Hall, children focus on skill acquisition and developing hand-eye coordination. In KS2, we focus on the continued development of skills mixed with learning the rules of different sports. In turn, this enables children by the end of KS2 to be able to take part in many sports both within and outside of school as well as in a competitive setting.
In Year Four, every child has weekly swimming lessons throughout the year to enable them to swim 25m in a range of strokes. These lessons not only teach the skills of swimming but provide vital water safety experience. We use our swimming lessons for team-building and resilience, both of which are useful skills for life.
In our outside areas, we have MUGAs with easy to understand court markings for a range of different sports. These are often used during P.E sessions, as well as break times, to enhance the children’s learning as well as after school sporting clubs. All of our playgrounds have climbing frames which are fun and creative way for the children to complete assault courses using balance and agility. In our KS2 yard, there is also a running track which is used on a daily basis to increase fitness levels.
During Year 5, the children at Tang Hall are given the amazing opportunity to go on a one week residential. During this time, we focus on teamwork, leadership, resilience and perseverance. On residential, children complete many incredible activities such as kayaking, rafting, zip lining, bouldering and much more. Our residential activities allows the children of Tang Hall to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team. These opportunities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
At Tang Hall we like to give the children experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. In the summer term, all children take part in a series of sporting activities during our ‘Sports Week’. Some of our amazing activities include: a giant assault course, rugby sessions run by the York City Knights, Thai boxing, street dance, circus skills, visits from Olympic athletes, archery, Judo, cheerleading and our Wake N’ Shake dance competition. As well as all this, our annual Sports Day takes place in the middle of the week which includes some fun but competitive races.
Challenge, Resilience, Enrichment and World (CREW) is our intent for our entire curriculum. In our PE curriculum, the children can express their creativity in dance and gymnastics as well as enhance their resilience by working in teams. The children build enrichment through participation in a range of unique activities such as judo and Tchoukball. Finally, the children are exposed to wonder as they engage in competitions and events such as Triathlons, Cross Country, Football Tournaments and many more.
Overview of our PE and Sports Curriculum