Howletch Lane
Primary School


Howletch Primary School fully adheres to the aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education to ensure all children: develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives.   

At Howletch Primary School PE is timetabled once a week, but also integrated where possible into other curriculum areas and formal/informal break time activities.   

Cross-Curricular Links 

Opportunities arise during many PE lessons to access and promote learning from other subjects across the school. Some of the examples of this cross-curricular learning include: 

  • Maths – counting skills (keeping score during games, players on a team), fractions (making teams even, dividing playing areas), shape (different equipment used, playing areas, finding open space), time (keeping time during a game, how many seconds left). 
  • English – writing (writing out rules for their game, fine motor skills required for handwriting). 
  • PSHE – empathy (being a good sport, helping others), teamwork (listening and cooperating). 
  • + other links that may be made directly to specific topics and concepts. 

The school have established teams who play in local competitions. Taking part in regional competitions, we pride ourselves on team spirit, especially when cheering on the teams on Sports Day.  

Swimming instruction for KS2-aged children at designated intervals across the school year is allocated. This instruction is provided for by Peterlee Leisure Centre accredited swimming instructors and kept track of using Swimphony (online database). Parents of EYFS, Reception and KS1 children are encouraged to seek safe and assisted swimming opportunities for their child(ren) whenever possible/sensible. 

PE is a vital part of the curriculum and promotes a healthy lifestyle for all of our children encouraging them to be alert and active. Our children regularly note that they thoroughly enjoy all of the stimulating P.E. sessions that are delivered to them (informally and formally on student feedback surveys).  

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