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Physical Education

At HJS, we aim to develop pupil’s competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. We aim to encourage pupils to lead healthy, active lives by ensuring they are physically active for sustained periods of time and have access to competitive sports and activities.


Throughout their time at HJS, pupils will experience a variety of sports. In Lower Key Stage 2, there is more of a focus on embedding the necessary skills to succeed in these sports whilst also giving pupils the opportunity apply their newly learned skills in game-based situations. In Upper Key Stage 2, sports are revisited and we build upon the basic skills learned further down the school and develop them further with a focus more on applying the skills to different situations.


Swimming is an important life skill and our Year 4 pupils visit a local swimming pool to learn how to:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
  • Use a range of strokes effectively for example front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke


At HJS we take part in the Sandwell School Games and selected children will represent our school at inter-school competitions. We also have intra-school competitions in PE lessons and our end of year Sports Day.


Various sports clubs are offered to all year groups and these may be after school or delivered during lunchtime. 


Covid 19

To mitigate the risk of spreading the Coronavirus PE activities have seen considerable changes to minimise risk.

Children are in class bubbles so direct competition between bubbles has, unfortunately, been cancelled until guidelines allow this to take place. Similarly, involvement with other schools in after school games such as Football has also had to be stopped until conditions allow for both in school and cross school bubbles to mix.