Hyde Church of England Primary School

Sports Grant

Physical Education at Hyde Primary School

Physical Education undoubtedly plays an essential role in children’s health, fitness, well-being and social skills.

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We believe that school sport must encourage and develop fair play and teamwork, self-discipline and determination, enthusiasm and aspiration: Challenge must be an integral element in each lesson. From the opportunities we provide, children should understand and appreciate the value and pleasure there is to be gained, not just from what they do during their time at Hyde School, but from lifelong involvement.

Each week, our children will typically enjoy two hours of sport. Over the course of a year, a wide range of physical activities are covered; multi-skills, tag-rugby, hockey, football, athletics, rounders, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, (Bikeability training programme), cross-country running and dance. Lunchtime and after school activities such as football, tag-rugby and rounders complement this curricular sport. Exciting opportunities for outdoor and adventurous activities such as abseiling, climbing, archery and zip-wire are provided by the residential trip we organise each year.

We are extremely fortunate in having only a short ride away, the use of the village hall for gymnastics and indoor games and the local pool for swimming lessons. A particular advantage for our children is the spacious common opposite the school. Here, our large and frequently updated supply of break time equipment allows for the development of imagination, creativity and skill as pupils design their own games. This large and extensive space is also ideal for all outdoor sport.

Competition is a key element of our teaching and throughout the year we play inter-school matches as well as taking part in events organised by both the Burgate School and Sixth Form and the New Forest Schools Sports Partnership. Typical amongst there are girls’ football, mixed football, cross-country, indoor athletics and tag-rugby. A much enjoyed annual occasion is the Burgate School Mini Olympics in which we compete against the other primary schools that make up the Burgate cluster. Our own Hyde School Sports Day and Jim Biddle Shield, which see our five school teams playing against each other in intra-school competition, are also extremely popular events.

Our approach to sport aims to develop a sense of self-worth and achievement in each child; a feeling of, ‘can’ rather than ‘cannot’ do. In this, teachers are greatly helped by our Sports Ambassadors, children whose role is to promote active involvement in sport both in and out of school.

P.E. and Sport Premium Reports:

Since 2013, the Government has given primary schools across England additional funding known as the PE and Sport Premium to help improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport activities offered to pupils. Schools receive the funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 – 6. They are free to determine how best to use this funding to increase participation in PE and sport so that children can develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels of which they are capable. At Hyde we have given careful consideration to how best to spend this money so that we ensure both improvement in our provision and sustainability for the future.

Sports Premium Report 2013 - 14

Sports Premium Report 2014 - 15

Sports Premium Report 2015 - 16

Sports Premium Report 2016 - 17


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Hyde CE Primary School is now open to children from Reception and Year 6 and also to children of key workers.