Sport plays a huge part in the life of all children at King’s Hawford. All children from Years 3 to 6 benefit from three and a half hours of timetabled sport per week. We also have a number of co-curricular sports clubs to further enhance our sporting provision.
Physical Education lessons take advantage of our excellent multi-purpose sports building as well as our indoor swimming pool to enable our children to experience a full range of activities, including basketball, handball, trampolining, gymnastics, dance, problem-solving, fitness, swimming, and athletics. Children are assessed through their physical skills and abilities as well as their understanding of health and fitness, analysis of performance, tactical awareness, and social skills in sport.
Sports and activities have a strong tradition at King’s Hawford and teams regularly represent the school at rugby, hockey, football, netball, cricket, rounders, swimming, and athletics with considerable sporting success at regional and national levels. Our sporting ethos is always to be inclusive and all children enjoy the opportunity to enjoy competitive sport.
Within Games, all pupils from Years 3 to 6 participate in competitive fixtures against other schools locally, regionally and nationally. We have a full department of dedicated Games staff, enabling fixtures to be offered at A, B, C, and D team level, so that all children have the opportunity to play.
The boys compete in rugby, football, and cricket, and the girls compete in hockey, netball, and cricket. In addition, children at King’s Hawford compete in a number of swimming galas, cross-country events, and athletics meets across the school year.
Our sporting ethos is always to be inclusive and all children enjoy the opportunity to enjoy competitive sport.
Sport in the Early Years
Throughout our Early Years provision we encourage a love of sport and physical activity that helps them to prepare for the more competitive nature of sport from Year 3 onward.
Children of this age are naturally drawn to movement, so we use soft play, ride-on balance toys, rope swing, and climbing trees in Forest School, along with specialist equipment such as a large trampoline with our Kindergarten children to promote movement and develop core skills such as balance. All pupils from Reception to Year 2 enjoy almost two hours of timetabled sport each week; this includes PE lessons that develop their fundamental motor skills, swimming in our on-site indoor, heated swimming pool, gymnastics, teamwork and athletics, as well as a Games afternoon that focuses on the basics of our core sports.