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Howitt Primary Community School

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Physical Education

Welcome to the Howitt's PE page


Intent statement for physical education 


The intent of teaching PE at Howitt Primary is to create and inspire an active generation to embrace physical activity; making a life-long positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. 


Learning begins in EYFS where pupils develop their gross motor skills through negotiating space and obstacles safely. EYFS provides the foundations for pupils to develop their strength, balance and coordination. It also allows all children will develop the fundamental skills, understanding and passion to enable them to progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. 

We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to achieve their personal goals.  


Our curriculum will challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It will teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. All children will develop the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.  


We aspire for children to be physically active and adopt a positive mind-set, believing that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience in a safe and supportive environment. Children will flourish through a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. 

PE at Howitt is taught by our teachers and specialist sports coach from the AVSSP. EYFS and Key Stage 1 pupils focus on fundamental skills along with learning how to participate in games. Key Stage 2 pupils learn a range of indoor and outdoor sports aimed at developing and enhancing their skills and vocabulary. Through our PE lessons the hope is that the children will compete in sport outside of the school environment.


Sports Premium


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This week, our Star of the Week focus was PE!

Euro 2021


Children from across the school have been getting into the spirit of the European Football Championships. Each class has run a number of different activities over the past month.

Sports Day 2021


We have not let Covid-19 get in the way of children enjoying a Sports Day this year. Although it has looked slightly different to normal, children have been able to compete in their Year Group Bubbles.

Tough Rower


Children across KS2 experienced rowing for the first time when we were lucky enough to have a visit from Tough Rower. This was a great opportunity for the children to try something new and they loved it!



This year, children in Year 5 undertook bikeability level 1 and 2. Congratulations to all those who passed.

Children in Need 2020


Children in Need took on a slightly different look this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. However, children from across the school cheered on and joined in with Joe Wicks' 24 hour PE Challenge.

Sports Day 2020


This year's Sports Day could sadly not happen as we normally envisage but we did not want children to miss out - this year the children participated in a Virtual Sports Day. As we could not work in team as normal, the theme for this year was "Challenge Yourself". Children took part in a variety of sporting activities, both in school and at home, and had the task of trying to set their best score or time.

As part of this year's Sports Day activities, we also used sport as a theme for cross-curricular learning. Children created pieces of art, made bunting and designed and made medals using clay and wood.