At Howick we provide high quality Physical Education sessions through specially trained sports coaches who teach the curriculum alongside the class teachers. We want our pupils to become physically confident in all areas and maintain a good standard of physical fitness. In Early years and Key Stage 1 our Physical Education Curriculum provides our children with a broad range of opportunities to develop their agility, balance and coordination. In Key Stage 2 pupils will be taught how to develop and use these skills in different sports and games. We want our pupils to be involved in competitive games (football, tennis, cricket, hockey, netball and athletics) and we ensure there are plenty of opportunities for the children to represent our school in local schools cluster events.
We also aim to develop our school values, in particular resilience and perseverance. We do this by participating in the daily mile and encouraging our pupils to improve on their previous times. In PE sessions we teach our pupils to compare and improve upon their performances in order to achieve their personal best.
To celebrate Howick Book Week, all the classes in school have been looking at Magical/Fantasy themed texts. In one of our PE sessions, we also played quidditch, which is a game played by the witches and wizards in Harry Potter. The children had a fantastic day! First thing in the morning, they were sorted into the house teams by the sorting hat and then they won points for their house team throughout the school day. Every class also participated in a quidditch session where they were awarded more points for their team. At the end of the day we announced the winners... Well done Hufflepuff!!
Well done to the children in Class 4 who completed the Bikeability Program this year. At Howick we believe it is important to learn life skills such as this so that we are able to ride our bikes safely and to improve our confidence.
Virtual Sports Events
In the Autumn term, schools were unable to participate in competitive sporting events at other school. Instead, all the children at Howick have participated in some virtual sporting competitions. These include athletics, gymnastics, football and orienteering. We think it is important for our children to aim high and have the desire to improve ourselves which is why we decide to involve our children. The children also had great fun and worked really hard.
Sports Premium Funding
The following chart explains how we have use our Sports Premium Money this year. This year we have increased the confidence, knowledge and skills of staff by giving our teachers the opportunity to work alongside specialist coaches. Our staff now have an excellent understanding of how to deliver effective sport and PE sessions. to increase the amount of time children in our school spend on physical activity each day our children are completing the daily mile in the afternoons and we are looking into investing in a running track to improve this experience for our current and future pupils.
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The Year 5/6 Football Team won the Small School's Football League in the first half of the Autumn Term and therefore made it through to the South Ribble Finals. In the Finals, Howick finished in third place and have made it through to a competition run by Preston North End which will take place in the new year. We are immensely proud of all the children who represented Howick at these events and would like to thank the parents for helping with training sessions and in supporting school.