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Holy Family

Catholic Primary School

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Physical Education

Our Aims
Holy Family Catholic Primary School recognises the value of Physical Education (P.E). We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy active lives. Using our Sports Premium allocation to have our own dedicated, highly-qualified sports coach – who draws the very best out of each and every child he works with- and through an engaging and enjoyable PE curriculum, we aim to ensure that all of our pupils develop a love of sports and develop resilience in competition – giving the skills to show good sportsmanship, whether they win, lose or draw


Based on the National Curriculum we plan skills and provision across the school. Our Sports Coach works closely with staff and children each week to develop skills and broaden experiences.  We are proud to have been awarded the Gold Sports Award for schools for the past two years.  Apart from the skills and games/sports experiences that the children receive, a massive impact of our provision is on the personal development of each child in terms of confidence, self esteem, resilience and teamwork.   We have found from the very beginning of using our Sports Premium funding in this way that it impacted on all areas of the curriculum.  HFS achieves highly in may events and tournaments.


Every year we hold Sports Day for the children. The events are arranged on a circuit basis to ensure that all children have the opportunity to participate in all events, such as an obstacle course. In the afternoon, there are track events for each class and some involve the relay race with a baton.



All children from years 3, 4 and 5 have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons once a week for a term.

These lessons take place at the local swimming centre. Regular testing takes place and children are awarded with certificates to motivate and reward progress. All of the teaching staff at the centre hold teaching, first aid and lifeguard qualifications. The teachers share our philosophy and values towards teaching; meet the standards that we demand and ensure our children make good progress. The classes are split into groups so that children swim in ability groups. 

All swimmers are required to wear hats to maintain water quality.

All children are expected to wear appropriate swimwear; no bikinis, beach shorts or earrings.


Our School Year 2018-19



Th school netball team represented the school in the recent Netball tournament at Howbridge. They played their socks off and smashed it against Chipping Hill 3-1 in the final.

An amazing and well deserved win.

Netball team



In the recent football tournament at Howbridge school both the girls and boys teams were represented. The boys played some fantastic football, but missed out on the final coming in 3rd Place overall.

The girls played hard in all of their matches reaching the final against Powers Hall. After a goalless match it all came down to the Silver goal - first team to score a goal wins.

It only took 15 seconds for Holy Family girls to power a goal into the net.

Fantastic effort from the whole team.




Boys & Girls Football Team Players


Rugby tournament


Our team played in the Witham Schools tag rugby tournament on Tuesday 15th January, Our team played fantastically and we are proud to say that we won the event and are now through to the finals next month.