PE lessons at Hannah More are vibrant, dynamic and keep all children active and pushed to their limits. They are led by our specialist sport coach, Miss Stevens, who works directly for the school and is an integral part of our PE/health and fitness team.
Lessons ensure that all children build on or develop a specific skill and are given plenty of competitive opportunities to practise it. Children are provided with the appropriate amount of support or challenge to ensure that all make good progress. All lessons are also linked to the Fit School initiative and children’s understanding of exercise, their body and healthy lifestyles are developed each time.
The PE curriculum is broad and ever-changing. Over their time at Hannah More, children will take part in dance, gymnastics, athletics, volleyball, netball, hockey, football, tag rugby, cricket, dodgeball, tennis, badminton, rounders, as well as a range of outdoor and adventurous activities. Children have even been sailing and bouldering as part of their PE lessons!
In addition, all Key Stage 2 classes will take part in swimming lessons at Easton Leisure Centre.
Launched in January 2016, the Hannah More Fit School aims to embed knowledge and understanding of health and fitness through the whole school curriculum and the whole school day. We know our community faces a number of challenges in terms of health and access to healthy lifestyles; the Fit School initiative was created to empower children, families and the wider community to tackle these challenges head on.
Fit School is woven through all we do. A child at Hannah More can come to school at 8am and take part in Fit Activity Clubs after enjoying a free, healthy breakfast. Through regular assemblies and in class opportunities, they learn about how to keep their body healthy and engage in quality exercise. At lunch, they can be awarded Fit Coins for bringing a healthy packed lunch or making a healthy choice with their school dinner, such as having fruit for dessert or eating all the vegetables on their plate. Once they have collected the Fit Coins in the token collector, they could go outside to the playground for more fit activities organised by adults. After afternoon lessons, children can attend sports clubs, some building up to take part in an inter-school competition.
As if a whole of health and fitness opportunities provided in lessons and at break times wasn’t enough, children have the opportunity to take part in a range of different before and after-school activities every day of the week.
They could be developing their speed and precision in athletics club on Monday, learning challenging dance techniques and routines on a Tuesday, practising their serve and their power shot at tennis club on a Thursday or showing off their skills in football club on a Friday. Clubs change every two terms and there’s always a range of different opportunities for all. Many clubs are linked to competitive tournaments with other schools.
As well as that, all children are able to attend our Fit Activity Clubs at breakfast clubs, where they’ll take part in a variety of different fitness drills and exercise to get their blood and their brains pumping for the start of the school day.