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18/05/22

We have been working with to deliver cooking club this half term - children have sampled different fruits and decorated biscuits! As you can see - the children have loved this! https://t.co/taU2OEM0mQ

17/05/22

Our Year 5’s enjoyed the Viking workshop today and used their knowledge to act out Viking battles https://t.co/3mEn5jOdtL

12/05/22

Thank you to our Year 1 parents that attended the phonics workshop this week. It was great to see you all there! https://t.co/GutyipeLtu

05/05/22

Our children enjoyed Cooking Club this week and learnt how to make a healthy salad. Cant wait to see what they make next week! Thank you https://t.co/htAPipZFUE

29/04/22

What an amazing day yesterday - we all had so much fun and each class now has their own personalised picture drawn by Korky Paul! https://t.co/hnejovFriv

28/04/22

The buzz of excitement can be felt at the book signing taking place right now at HPAB with Korky Paul https://t.co/15QFc42UQz

28/04/22

We are super excited today as we have the illustrator Korky Paul with us today! Welcome to HPAB Korky! https://t.co/rQRL3ILzXc

27/04/22

Year 2 are on a minibeast hunt for their topic is Science thos afternoon! How many will they find? https://t.co/ava68jhngU

01/04/22

***HPAB EASTER BONNET PARADE WINNERS*** What a fantastic event today - we had lots of fun! Thank you to all of the parents that attended and well done to our winners!

01/04/22

What an amazing Dip and Do homework from our Year 2 pupil on The Great Fire of London for our history topic this half term. Well done! https://t.co/WhrCnUi8MT

30/03/22

Year 4 have been transported back in time to celebrate everything Roman! https://t.co/yzMmYlw5fy

23/03/22

Year 6 have been reading Pig Heart Boy by and have been thoroughly enjoying it. They are currently writing persuasive letters to Dr Bryce. Thank you https://t.co/TjxxS4lNyE

18/03/22

We are supporting Red Nose Day today. Thank you for wearing something red and donating to this fantastic charity! https://t.co/5ni2VWpVuD

16/03/22

We have had some amazing 'Dip & Do' homework from our Year 3's. Well done! https://t.co/204eYYieIg

03/03/22

We have had an amazing today. The costumes were outstanding! But WBD isn't just about dressing up - we also had an assembly and completed activities all around the love of reading! Take a look at our costumes here https://t.co/SskhmJeBx2 via

03/03/22

We are enjoying with a special assembly on one of our favourite books Winnie The Witch. We are also looking forward to welcoming to our Academy later on this month! https://t.co/qiCCkXI1wl via

03/03/22

***HPAB Chick Update*** Take a look at our Timelapse of the last three days. We have 10 chicks that have hatched and what an amazing experience for all to witness. https://t.co/wyUJHIxRiK via

03/03/22

It's WORLD BOOK DAY! https://t.co/g83DG3fWBt

03/03/22

***HPAB Chick Update*** Now we have 10 chicks! We are so excited! https://t.co/SgBrEC7kwN

03/03/22

***HPAB Chick Update*** This is the moment chick number 5 hatched! The buzz around the Academy today has been electric with children & adults excited to see our chicks hatch https://t.co/Z3X27CGYhI

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Physical Education

Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy 
Physical Education is very high on the agenda for all our pupils at Harris Primary Academy Benson. 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. 

Implementation
We recognise that children join HPAB 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 HPAB 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.