The children at Castle Hill are traditionally very sport-orientated and we are passionate about all children being able to develop in all aspects physically and socially. We are a school that follows the Complete P.E. scheme of work. Complete P.E. is designed to promote the physical, social, cognitive and emotional elements of learning through structured and progressive sequences of learning and is underpinned by the aims ‘Inspire, Learn, Succeed.’
We have chosen a core number of sports and disciplines that we want the children to develop and succeed in at Castle Hill. These are:
Athletics (including running)
The academic year is structured around the Suffolk School Games sporting calendar. This allows for consistency in teaching of units that also meet the needs of competition and future physical education. We deliver sequential lessons that focus on teaching and embedding new skills through modelling, scaffolding and application of taught skills, for example, in match play or a performance. We promote healthy competition, leadership and encourage children to set their own personal challenges. Teachers also work with a qualified coach to upskill their practice.
Every child has access to two lessons of PE per week plus additional support is provided to help children develop their key primitive reflexes. Key stage 2 have additional opportunities to participate in active sport-orientated clubs run by qualified coaches from Ipswich Town Football Club every lunch time. EYFS classes also have access to continuous provision outside throughout the day. Year 4 access swimming lessons for a term with the aim that children gain water-confidence and aim to swim 25 metres.