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23/05/24

Chess has been a great addition to the clubs on offer this term. The next challenge is to teach others during break. ♟️ pic.twitter.com/V5LHfBuH3j

22/05/24

🎉 🎉 CARNIVAL is coming…. 🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/cq5nPNIqtE

22/05/24

🖼️ Year 5 had a fantastic time yesterday at the National Portrait Galley! We saw some inspiring artwork 🖼️ pic.twitter.com/JcQoBXS1Yo

22/05/24

HPAPW PTA Chocolate BingoPre-order your Bingo games today! https://t.co/Y393WY4hzx

21/05/24

Some Year 5 and 6 pupils have been completing their Level 1 in Bikeability. They have had a great time learning how to check their bikes, start and stop safely and use basic signals. Great skills for life! 🚲 pic.twitter.com/791gbnQybw

21/05/24

🖼️ 🖌️ Thank you to Art-K Purley who have kindly donated a children’s holiday workshop voucher as one of our Carnival raffle prizes! 🖌️🖼️ pic.twitter.com/5bO4aM15JO

20/05/24

Our Purley Way choir performed for us during singing assembly today. What a great way to start the week! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/WTVynd8YE9

13/05/24

Good luck to our Y6 pupils as they complete their KS2 SATs this week! You should already be so proud of yourselves for showing such determination this year. We are all (quietly) cheering for you this week at HPAPW! 📖✍️📝

09/05/24

It was amazing to see so many of our parents/carers at our Speech and Language coffee morning this morning! Hope you all enjoy participating in Bucket Time at home! 🪣 💬 pic.twitter.com/QN7Hg0vfba

02/05/24

📖 📕 Nightingale class enjoyed exploring Croydon library! They learnt about everything it has to offer and loved reading a wide variety of books! 📚 📖 Don’t forget you can sign up for free https://t.co/SiXaPOPsRc pic.twitter.com/xB67WNwHjQ

01/05/24

📖 📕 Nightingale enjoyed their trip to Croydon Library We learnt so much about what the library has to offer and read some lovely books!📕 📖 Don’t forget to sign your child up to the library for free! https://t.co/SiXaPOPsRc pic.twitter.com/zXM4SB1g6d

30/04/24

🖼️ Canary class have taken inspiration from classic pueblo pottery to create their own coil pots! Adding decorative shapes ready to paint next week 🖼️ pic.twitter.com/dnL8kow7tV

24/04/24

🌟 Our next Purley Way Parent Pop-in will be on Tuesday 14th May from 3:45pm. We look forward to seeing our parents/ carers pop-in! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/yjua1aoljt

23/04/24

Our next coffee morning is being hosted on: Thursday 9th May at 8:45 with a interactive session from a Speech and Language Therapist! We look forward to seeing you there! ☕🗯 pic.twitter.com/bFfNPdjlUM

28/03/24

Some of our families are all set up for our Small Business Market! pic.twitter.com/RqtJJu9TmP

28/03/24

🐇🐰 The Easter Bunny is hopping its way around the academy today! 🐰🐇 pic.twitter.com/TJjJRpzvse

28/03/24

🐣🐇 We had an egg-cellent Easter bonnet parade today! What lovely bonnets! 🐇🐣 pic.twitter.com/O2lDo9SGQR

27/03/24

Some of our families are all set up for our Small Business Market! pic.twitter.com/RqtJJu9TmP

27/03/24

🐇🐰 The Easter Bunny is hopping its way around the academy today! 🐰🐇 pic.twitter.com/TJjJRpzvse

27/03/24

🐣🐇 We had an egg-cellent Easter bonnet parade today! What lovely bonnets! 🐇🐣 pic.twitter.com/O2lDo9SGQR

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Physical Education

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we believe that Physical Education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical Education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make informed choices about healthy living and have a positive impact on their own health and well-being.

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way aims to provide a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Through a balance of individual, paired and group activities, we aim to cater for the different strengths, needs and preferences of each child, using differentiated activities where appropriate. We believe that through the variety of opportunities that Physical Education offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork, competition and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries. Therefore it is essential that the children have the opportunity to meet these aims.

 

HF Curriculum Lead - Sam French

 

Intent:

Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 
Physical Education is very high on the agenda for all our pupils at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way. From EYFS to Year 6 and beyond, we recognise it is the only subject whose primary focus is on physical development, in addition to building on spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. 

We believe that at a time when there are growing health concerns over children nationally, we should inspire our children to become healthy, active learners.  Our curriculum aims to be the springboard towards a physically active life by introducing children to different sports and movements.  Moreover, P.E enables children to develop teamwork, leadership and resilience in an alternative setting to the classroom. 

All of our students have the opportunity to visit local sports facilities and become inspired at the Harris Federation Sports Day.   

Implementation

We recognise that children join Harris Primary Purley Way with different physical abilities, and ensure that everyone is catered for.  This means providing all children with at two hours of PE a week, as well as other sporting opportunities (in after school clubs, lunchtime clubs, or through competitions) for those that want to pursue particular sports or events. 

Physical Education at Harris Primary Purley Way teaches the key elements of the National Curriculum and allows for them to be applied in a practical context.  We work closely with Croydon School Sports Partnership and use their Primary Schools Games Competition Calendar to select key events and teach that particular sport for one half term. The lessons are divided into the key skills needed to succeed in each sport. At the end of the half term we take part in intra competitions, allowing the children to apply their skills. 

Our teachers deliver PE using a consistent formula which enables children to succeed, but more importantly, understand the value of this success. Teachers are given CPD training and are supported by expert coaches and can team teach with the PE coordinator.   

Children who meet the National Curriculum objectives by demonstrating aptitude in skill, competitiveness, fairness and respect are chosen to represent the school at cross-school events. In Year 4, pupils are provided with swimming lessons to ensure they are taught the vital life skills of becoming proficient swimmers with an understanding of water safety. In Year 3 the school has taken on board the national ‘Mile a Day’. This is 10 minutes of jogging every day and the benefits are great; the initiative aims to promote a positive mind, positive body hopefully leading to a healthy positive future both physically and mentally.  

Impact 

Our teachers make formative assessments throughout the year, and records children’s progress in a teacher book; the is a record of the learning that has taken place and notes on pupil development and progression. Every child’s progress is measured against the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2, which is fed back to parents at the end of the year. 

 

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