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PE and Sport Premium

We have adapted our PE planning this year to meet the requirements of our COVID-19 risk assessment. PE sessions will take place outside where possible. The Sports premium spending plan will be adjusted to reflect this.

We have carefully planned in non-contact sports until safe to do so again. 


Each year our school is granted funding to use towards the improvement of PE and Sport within our school. This year we have been given £17,200 and our main aims are;

  1. to improve the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity in order to kick start healthy and active lifestyles.
  2. to raise the profile of PE and Sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. to increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
  4. to broaden all pupils' experience in a range of sports and activities.
  5. to increase participation of pupils in competitive sport.


A breakdown of how our Sports Premium Funding will be spent is here:



Every child a footballer...


Our aim at Heartwood is for every child to leave a school a footballer. We employ a football coach from ICS coaching who teaches the progressive knowledge and skills for football; this is our Heartwood Football Academy. Every child from Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 will have weekly sessions to develop their skills. 

We are proud to have fully equipped and marked out football pitch, indoor 5 a side equipment and coaching resources. 

All children will have an additional P.E session every week taught by their class teacher. This will cover all areas of the P.E curriculum. giving them the skills and knowledge.


If you need more information about the sports premium, please get in touch 

Physical Education in Action

Disney storytelling inspires nation's girls to get physically active

The FA's Shooting Stars initiative aims to inspire girls to get active and learn the fundamentals of football. When it is safe to do so, Heartwood CEVC Primary school aims to provide opportunities for all girls to take part in football. Watch this clip to understand more on how we will be encouraging girls to take part.

National Curriculum 





3 & 4-year-olds will be learning to:

Children in Reception will be learning to:


Physical Development

  • Continue to develop their movement, balancing, riding (scooters, trikes and bikes) and ball skills.
  • Go up steps and stairs, or climb up apparatus, using alternate feet.
  •  Skip, hop, stand on one leg and hold a pose for a game like musical statues.
  • Use large-muscle movements to wave flags and streamers, paint and make marks.
  • Start taking part in some group activities which they make up for themselves, or in teams.
  • Match their developing physical skills to tasks and activities in the setting. For example, they decide whether to crawl, walk or run across a plank, depending on its length and width.


  • Revise and refine the fundamental movement skills they have already acquired: - rolling - crawling - walking - jumping - running - hopping - skipping – climbing
  • Progress towards a more fluent style of moving, with developing control and grace.
  • Develop the overall body strength, co-ordination, balance and agility needed to engage successfully with future physical education sessions and other physical disciplines including dance, gymnastics, sport and swimming.
  • Combine different movements with ease and fluency.
  • Confidently and safely use a range of large and small apparatus indoors and outside, alone and in a group.
  • Develop overall body-strength, balance, co-ordination and agility
  • Further develop and refine a range of ball skills including: throwing, catching, kicking, passing, batting, and aiming.
  • Develop confidence, competence, precision and accuracy when engaging in activities that involve a ball.
  • Know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing: - regular physical activity - healthy eating - toothbrushing - sensible amounts of ‘screen time’ - having a good sleep routine - being a safe pedestrian

Gross Motor Skills

  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.
  • Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing.
  • Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing. 

Expressive art and design


  • Listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.
  • Watch and talk about dance and performance art, expressing their feelings and responses.
  • Explore and engage in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups.

Being Imaginative and Expressive

  • Perform songs, rhymes, poems and stories with others, and – when appropriate try to move in time with music. 

PE/ Sports Ambassador: Tamsin Mann