Physical Education - Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane



News regarding nursery and reception children for September 2018: The start day for our nursery and reception children will be 10th September 2018.


More from the VERY grown up nursery picnic this morning!


Nursery celebrating the end of the academic year with a a VERY grown up picnic in the park.


More from the tug of war!


Some more pictures from our on Monday. The staff are very proud that they managed to win the tug of war :) Plus, what a fantastic effort from our parents in the Parent's Race!


How much fun does this look? Year 6’s Lip Sync Battle was a huge hit yesterday! The show was directed entirely by the children, who picked their own songs to perform and choreographed their routines independently. One word sums it up - WOW!


Last football tournament of the year! Are Year 5 ready to take on the challenge?!


We had a brilliant day yesterday at here's some highlights from the activities. 1of 2.


HPAPL End of year letter: Children will bring a coy of this letter home with them this evening.


And here's the winning team!


Year 3 had fantastic fun with their end of topic maths challenge last week


What amazing music makers we have at HPAPL! Here’s just a taster of all our end of term concerts. Well done to the children who have performed and thanks to all the fantastic music teachers. Thanks too to all the parents for supporting your children’s music making!


We hope that you are all enjoying the warm weather! We’ve had another busy week at HPAPL, you can find out all about it here:


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New Yr7 admissions this evening at PV at 4:15-6pm.Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Short inspection of Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane by Ofsted. Read the report here:


An announcement regarding our recent one day Ofsted inspection:


Thanks so much to FOPL for the fantastic BBQ they held on Friday afternoon. The atmosphere was just right and the weather helped too. We agree with - it's getting better every year!


Never a dull day at HPAPL. Here's Valencia class demonstrating forces in action


Haringey council are running a FREE crash course on in July for any Year 6 pupils that are interested! It will run by their swimming instructors at Tottenham green with small groups. Details in the image below!

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Physical Education

At Harris Academy Philip Lane we believe Physical Education and Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. As well as the obvious health benefits in PE,  our children also learn to develop the qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement. It also supports our strong commitment to arts education through the teaching of dance which is taught to all children.

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to double the sports premium this year providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in delivering high quality PE lessons for everyone and we now have two specialist PE teachers to support this. Jhon Sarmiento will be focusing on the early years and year 1 children, with myself leading year 2 through to year 6. This means that all our children from Early Years up to Year 6 will have their curriculum delivered by Specialist PE teachers which will enable our children to make the greatest progress at a “skill hungry” time in their physical development. Fundamental to their development is the delivery of the skill cornerstones of agility, balance, and co-ordination in  Key Stage 1.

In Key Stage 2 these skills are further developed through a varied curriculum of sport specific activity. We believe our Sports Premium investment is the best way to positively impact our children’s physical development and learning. Our investment is the best way to ensure a legacy of high quality PE and sport exists here at Philip Lane. In addition to this we now have more opportunities for competitive sport and clubs for all our children. We have introduced a KS1 Ballet club after school, as well as Archery and gymnastic clubs for KS2. With more and more clubs being added each half term. Our year 5 and 6 children have also been entered into the Haringey Primary Premier League, where they will have the opportunity to play at the fantastic facilities of New River Sports Centre every month. The children at Philip Lane thoroughly enjoy the competitions and have so far had the opportunity to take part in cross country, football, netball, table tennis and tag rugby. Here at Philip Lane we have also introduced a half termly sporting newsletter to provide the children and parents of Philip Lane updates on their children’s sporting success and achievements.

We are committed to developing strong, safe swimmers at the academy and by our current cohort of Year 6 children have achieved the following level of compentancy:

65% of the children can swim over a distance of at least 25 meters. The remaining 35% have achieved the following: 

Enter and exit the water safely. 

Understanding of pool rules. 

Move from a flat position on the back and return to standing.

Move from a flat position on the front and return to standing.

Push and glide in a flat position on the front from a wall.

Push and glide in a flat position on the back from a wall.


Our investment in specialist PE teachers ensures:

1. The HPAPL high quality Physical Education curriculum to ensure pupils are at (with a high proportion above) age-related expectations via:

  • The Physical Education curriculum is delivered by specialist teachers to all children who ensure all children have access to high quality PE.
  • All children at Philip Lane (Reception to Year 6) are now physically assessed in PE.
  • The specialist teachers are regularly observed by senior management as part of the school’s quality assurance.
  • Development and delivery of the Sport Leader Playground programme to year 6.
  • Two inset training sessions this year delivered to all Lunchtime Supervisors.
  • Half termly monitoring and reporting on playground issues.
  • Affiliation to National and Local PE organisations.

2. An increase in extra-curricular and competitive sports opportunities via:

  • A range of after school sports clubs from years 1-6.
  • Haringey school sports partnership competitions including cross country, football, basketball, netball, table tennis, tag rugby, gymnastics, tennis, athletics and many more.
  • A competitive calendar of football fixtures.
  • Competing in the annual Harris Federation Athletics Competition at Crystal Palace.
  • The delivery of the annual individual sports days for KS1 and KS2.

3. Healthy Active Lifestyles: Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise via:

  • Development and delivery of the Sport Leader Playground programme to year 6 students
  • The purchase of new playground equipment such as the Climbing Frame.


Jade Nelson

PE Co-ordinator