PE at Harold Wood Primary School plays a vital part of everyday school life. All pupils have two hours of PE timetabled each week to cover the six main areas of the National Curriculum which are dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. Swimming is offered for children in KS2 at Central Park Swimming Pool. Year 5 swim during the Autumn Term, Year 4 in the Spring Term and Year 3 swim in the Summer Term. A healthy lifestyle is also promoted. Alongside the PE Curriculum the children have the opportunity to participate in lunchtime and after school sports clubs including athletics, tag rugby, football, hockey, rounders, netball and cricket. A selection of these are offered at different times throughout the school year.
As a school we seek to encourage all pupils, regardless of ability, to participate in some form of physical activity. Play leaders organise daily activities for children in both KS1 and KS2.Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self esteem are the forefront of our PE delivery. Children in Reception and KS1 develop the fundamental skills such as aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement. In KS2 children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of invasion games such as football, basketball, netball, tag rugby and hockey. These skills are also transferrable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders, together with net games such as tennis and volleyball.
Through the Havering Sports Collective, the children participate in Sport Festivals throughout the year. In addition, we participate in competitive competitions for football, netball, rugby, cricket and athletics.
Year 5 Children have the opportunity to attend a two –day residential visit to Stubbers Outdoor Centre in Upminster, where they take part in activities such as sailing, abseiling, jet skiing, canoeing and raft building. There is also a 5 day Outdoor Residential venture to a centre in Lincolnshire for Year 6 children, participating in activities s including climbing, problem solving, team building and kayaking.