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Physical Education

Our Vision statement for Physical Education and Sport


At Stonehill we believe that children should enjoy leading healthy, active lives.  We aim to inspire them to have a lifelong, positive view of physical activity through a rich, varied and fun curriculum.  At the core of PE and Sport at Stonehill is the belief that everyone should strive to become the best that they can be.  A personal best is there to be beaten and our PE curriculum gives children the skills and knowledge to better themselves.

Children should learn fundamental movement skills that pave the way for development in physical activity and sport for years to come.  Our PE and Sport curriculum teaches resilience, fairness, respect, collaboration and reflection through sustained periods of physical activity, allowing children to compete with and against others and learn important life skills. 


Be the best version of you with PE at Stonehill.

PE and Sport Policy

PE and Sport Premium Funding

The documents below outlines our plans for spending of our PE and Sport Premium funding.  We will continue to focus on giving children access to high quality PE and Sport, opportunities to attend a variety of clubs, and many chances to represent the school in a variety of events and competitions.  Clubs and events at other schools are on hold currently and will resume when appropriate.

PE and Sport Premium 2022-23 (working document)

PE and Sport Premium Final Report 2021-22

PE Curriculum Map and Skills Progression

Below is a link to our curriculum map for this academic year.  This follows the Striver scheme of work as outlined in the Intent, Implementation and Impact document below.  Our PE curriculum focuses on children being the best they can be.  A good example of this is the PBAs.  The PBAs (personal best activities) are completed at the start and end of each unit.  The aim is for children to improve their score and set a new personal best.

You will also find a link to the skills progression document.  This highlights how skills progress from year to year.  

Intent, Implementation and Impact document

The document below shows how PE works at Stonehill.  From the intent (what we want to do), through to the implementation (how we will do it) and onto the impact (what we want to achieve). 

ARCHIVED (below)


Impact of Sports Premium Funding  2015-16


This report outlines the impact of Sports Premium funding up to the end of the Spring term.


We continue to be active members of the Letchworth and Baldock School Sports Partnership.  This allows us to compete in a variety of sports competitions against others schools.  So far this year we have competed in the following events:

  • Olympic Celebration Event
  • Sportshall Athletics
  • Boys’ Football Tournament  (x 2)
  • Girls’ Football Tournament  (x2)
  • Netball Tournament
  • Tag Rugby Festival
  • Football and Netball matches against other schools


The Sports Premium funds membership to this association.  We also use the funding to buy resources and equipment to allow football and netball clubs to run in preparation for matches and tournaments.


At the end of the Spring term, 81% of children in Years 5 and 6 had competed against other schools in some way through at least one of these events (100% of Year 6).


A large part of our funding has been used to provide quality PE lessons taught by coaches in specialist areas.  We have used Stevenage FC to provide football based PE lessons throughout the Year.  They will have taught all classes from Years 1 - 6 by the end of the school year.  Every class from Reception to Year 6 has also had expert dance teaching for a 6 week block and Key Stage 1 have been taught Gymnastics in the Spring term.  Children have commented on how much they have enjoyed the sessions and it is clear that their skills and understanding are being developed.  The Reception teachers commented on how much the children’s awareness of physical space and how to use it effectively had progressed during their dance sessions. 

The sessions are also of great benefit to the teachers, who learn from the coaches and build the confidence and expertise to teach these sessions in the future.  Every teacher has had the opportunity to learn from at least 2 coaches in 2 different areas of PE this school year.


Our after school sports clubs continue to thrive.  Exposure to these activities in school leads to a desire to continue taking part in them.  As a result, our football and dance clubs are very well attended.  We have also had player visits from professional footballers and continue to give tickets to families to watch Stevenage FC play. 


A further report will be published at the end of the school year.


Sports Premium 2015-16

This year, the government will continue to give Sports Premium funding to schools.  The amount we have been given is £8875.  Our plans for using the money this year are:


Fund a range of quality coaches to teach children in school (approx £6000)

Children will be taught football by Stevenage FC, with each class being given a terms worth of lessons. We will also benefit from player visits and match tickets that we can give away in school.


Each class will be taught a 6 week block of dance by a teacher from Identity Dance Club.


Other coaches will be used throughout the year and included here when confirmed.


Members of NHSSP (approx £1500 for membership and events)

We will continue to be active members of the North Herts School Sports Partnership, allowing us to participate in a range of tournaments and competitions with other schools.


Purchase resources to promote quality teaching of PE and for the House Games (approx £1000)

Impact of Sports Premium 2014-15

This reports outlines the provision funded through sports premium money.  The amount received was £8810.  The information shown below details the impact of the provision.

Part of the funding was used to fund membership to the North Herts School Sports Partnership.  This allowed children in the school to take part in a variety of competitive sporting activities.  This included the annual Olympic Celebration Event at Knights Templar, which Year 6 competed in, and an Olympic Roadshow, which took part in the school and involved all children in Years 1-6.

Competitive sporting opportunities were enhanced further with the introduction of the House Games.  Resources to get the House Games up and running were purchased using funds from the Sports Premium.  Events like speed stacking allowed children to compete against each other to earn points for their houses.  The House Games will be expanded further in the next school year to encompass a variety of sports.

85% of children in Years 5 and 6 participated in competitive sporting activities against other schools this year.  This means a very large portion of children in these years competed against other schools, many of them multiples times for football and netball teams.  30% of Year 4 children also competed against other schools.  We will look to give younger children more opportunities to compete competitively next year.

In the same way as last year, swimming was funded through the Sports Premium for children in Years 3, 4 and 5.  We are starting to see the impact of giving children more opportunities to swim.  In Year 5, 24% of children achieved the National Curriculum Award.  This award is the expected outcome when children leave Primary School.  In the same group of children only 3% had this award in the previous year.  The children have clearly benefitted from the extra year of swimming lessons made available to them.  We will continue to fund swimming lessons in the next academic year.

The school continues to offer a range of sporting activities both within lessons and after school.  Stevenage FC taught a range of sports to children in Years 1-6 and the children benefitted from visits by professional footballers and tickets to attend Stevenage FC matches.  Children really enjoyed these links and we will continue to offer them next year.

The number of children attending after school clubs is at 60%.  This is similar to last year, but the percentage of KS1 children in clubs is higher than previously at 56%. Children say they enjoy the clubs on offer.  

Some money was allocated to Early Years to allow them to buy physical activity resources, including giant soft lego, to improve hand eye co-ordination.  The children have commented on how much fun these are!

We will continue to provide children with a range of opportunities to participate in a variety of sports and clubs next year, as well as looking to further increase the number of competitive opportunities available.

PE and Sports Clubs  2015-16


Club (Clubs in red are from outside

organisations and will incur a weekly cost -

please speak to the office for details)          

When          Year groups
Boys' Football team Thursdays 3:15 - 4:15 5 and 6 boys
Netball team Thursdays 3:15 - 4:15 5 and 6
Girls' Football team Fridays 3:15 - 4:15 5 and 6 girls
Football (lower KS2) Mondays 3:15 - 4:15 3 and 4
Stevenage FC Football Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:15 R-6
Street Dance (run by Identity Dance) Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:15 R-6
Taekwondo Fridays 3:15 -4:15 3-6


A variety of different clubs will be introduced throughout the year.

Upcoming Events - Spring 2


Wednesday 2nd March - Netball Match @ St Chris


Girls’ Football Tournament    Thursday 3rd March 3-5pm (arrive at 2:30pm) @ St Chris


Boys’ Football Tournament (A team) Thursday 10th March 1-5pm (reserve date Thurs 17th March) @ St Chris


Boys’ Football Tournament (B teams) Tuesday 15th March 3-5pm (arrive at 2:30pm) @ Grange

Football Tournaments

Our football teams took part in District tournaments on Wednesday 14th (girls) and Thursday 15th (boys) October.

The girls played three matches.  Here are the results:

v St Marys  Lost 3-0

v St Francis   Lost 2-0

v Pixmore   Lost 1-0

The girls finished 6th out of 7 teams


The boys played 5 games in their group:

v St Christopher  Won 1-0

v St Johns           Lost 4-1

v Garden City Academy  Won 1-0

v Sandon    Lost 1-0

v St Thomas More    Lost 5-0

After finishing third out of 6 in their group, the boys then went on to play Hartsfield for 5th place.  The final score in this game was 2-0 to Hartsfield.  Overall the boys finished 6th out of 12 teams.


Well done to all who took part.

Sports Premium 2014-15


This year, Stonehill will be continuing to offer a range of sporting opportunities to children across the school.  We have been given £8810 to spend on PE and Sport in school this year.  Some of the ways we will be spending this money are outlined below:


  • We are members of the North Herts School Sports Partnership.  This allows us to take part in a variety of events, including the Olympic Legacy Celebration event for Year 6.
  • Stevenage FC will be in school teaching a variety of sports.  They will also be running other educational workshops in classes and training our Year 5 children to become qualified Sports Leaders.  We also have loads of free tickets to give away throughout the year and will be visited by players from the club. 
  • Swimming will be funded through the Sports premium for Years 3, 4 and 5.  Lessons will take place in the summer term.  Our aim is for every child to be able to swim competently (25 metres) by the time they leave Stonehill.
  • Competitive sporting opportunities will be available to all.  The Stonehill House Games will run throughout the school year, allowing children across the school to take part in competitive sports and activities against each other.  We will use some of the sports premium funding to buy the resources necessary to make the House Games a success. 
  • Other Sporting opportunities will be made available to children as the year progresses. Year 3 will be having Taekwondo taster sessions in the autumn term.


PE and Sport Provision 2013-14


Provision for PE and Sport at Stonehill is aimed at giving children the chance to actively take part in a range of Physical activities both within and beyond the school day, developing their skills and confidence and encouraging them to lead active, healthy lives. 


Children will take part in Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Outdoor/Adventurous activities and Swimming in relation to their year group’s long term plan.  This will include the opportunity to experience sport and activities delivered by specialist coaches:


·         Football coaching and other activities run by Stevenage FC in Years 1 – 6.  This includes lessons based on leadership, with Year 5 given the opportunity to complete their Young Sports Leaders Award (nationally recognised).

·         Taekwon-do for children in Key Stage 2.

·         Tennis and Cricket coaching in the Summer Term.

·         Swimming in Years 3, 4 and 5.  These lessons will take place at Hitchin Swimming pool.


Beyond the school day, there are a variety of clubs that take place throughout the school year.  These include:


·         Boys’ Football Club

·         Girls’ Football Club

·         Netball Club

·         Taekwon-do

·         Multisports/Gymnastics

·         Cricket Club

·         Rounders Club



Other clubs will take place as the year progresses, with the school listening to children’s ideas when selecting these.


The school regularly takes part in sports fixtures against other schools.  These include football and netball matches, as well as other tournaments and events throughout the year.  We are members of the North Herts School Sports Partnership, which allows us access to a variety of competitions.


The school’s annual Sports Morning will take place in the Summer Term.


Stonehill looks to inspire through sport.  Activities this year include a visit to the school by a professional gymnast and motivational visits by players from Stevenage Football Club.  Children will also have the opportunity to win tickets to Stevenage Football Club home matches throughout the year as part of our partnership with our closest professional team.

Congratulations to Broadway for winning this year's Sports Morning.  Well done to everyone for taking part in such a close contest.