Physical Education Overview
At Havelock, we value teaching the virtues of a healthy lifestyle to our children and aim to provide a variety of sports in a progressive curriculum.
Each lesson has progressive activities that are designed to inspire and engage our pupils, allowing them to explore and develop skills and embed knowledge of the sport they are learning. The lessons are accompanied by supporting resources including resource cards, skills videos, and music.
Each child is introduced to a variety of sports including hockey, rugby, football, cricket, and athletics. Through these activities our children develop strength, mobility, co-ordination, flexibility, balance plus an understanding of the rules, tactics and enjoyment of sports resulting in social skills of teamwork, co-operation, trust, and confidence. We want every child at Havelock to develop their own competence in a range of sports that they can sustain for periods of time. We urge children to take part in sports both competitive and non and above all to lead healthy and active lives.
The school has a range of sporting teams that compete against other schools in the borough. We have school teams in football, athletics, cross country, basketball, and netball of varying age ranges.
The Daily Mile
The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.
Its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.
The Daily Mile is a social activity, wherein the children run or jog – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes. Our KS2 playground has a track which children have to jog around 9 times to achieve the 1 mile target.
Research has shown that The Daily Mile can increase attainment in primary school, and children have reported an increased interest in health and wellbeing after they have started The Daily Mile!
Pupil Voice about the Daily Mile:
LEYANNA: “We are lucky that our school has a track to run the Daily Mile because it helps all of us to stay healthy. When I jog around it, I feel energised and this helps me with my learning. If we practice as much as we can, we could become champion athletes one day!”
SALI: “I like doing the Daily Mile because it makes me stronger and it’s important for my body to stay healthy. At first, I couldn’t run around more than 3 times, but I’m practicing in Ms. Sandhu’s club and it’s so much fun! I think I’ll be able to run the full mile in no time at all!”