We encourage children at Hunsley Primary to be healthy, active and energetic and we always say ‘We are a Team!’. We look to create opportunities for physical activity in all areas of the school day, from Wake Up routine activities first thing on a morning, to our indoor and outdoor PE and games sessions each week, and lunchtime Playground Leaders’ games.
In terms of the PE curriculum from Reception through to Key Stage 2, our vision is to engage children in real PE sessions with trained specialist PE teachers working across South Hunsley secondary and primary schools. The children are trained to warm up before they get active, develop and control their balance, co-ordination and pace, as well as achieve sporting goals in teams by listening closely, playing as a team-member and following instructions. Children work on developing their gymnastics, dance skills, performance and movement to music. We also shape children’s leadership skills in sporting performance through communication games and team sports, as well as sports days and charity events, such as the NSPCC Sports morning and the Brantingham Run for Fun. Summer sports focus on further developing athletics skills, use of sports equipment and understanding of scoring and strategy, for example in cricket and tennis, culminating in our Sports Day, which we share with older pupils from the secondary, through the involvement of the Sports Leaders.
We also enjoy the benefit of being part of the East Riding Sports Partnership, as well as working with coaches such as those from Tigers’ Trust, Fit4Fun, the Yorkshire Cricket Board. Plus, we look for additional enrichment activities such as after-school clubs and one-off events (skate and scoot workshops; golf tasters; South Hunsley Primary sports festivals)
Working alongside our PE and sports specialist teacher and Senior Sports Leaders in the Sixth Form, our primary staff have an excellent network of sports expertise to offer the children, including after school sessions of team multi-sports and sports coaching.
The grassed outdoor areas at Hunsley Primary are safe, secure and spacious – ideal for running, team-sports, dance and role-play. Hard-standing play areas provide space for ball games, scooter-safety sessions and practical work.
Our designated indoor PE area provides a location for indoor PE (netball, football, benchball and so on) as well as dance, yoga, performance to music and drama activities.
Our close proximity to Hunsley Sports (Climbing Wall, Dance Studio, 3G, Sports Hall and Gym) provides a wide range of opportunities for our pupils to be engaged by sport and recreation during the school day, but also after school as we develop our range of clubs and activities.
Schools receive Sports Premium Funding to ensure sustainable, meaningful and effective engagement in sports for all pupils.