Physical Education and Games are a very important part of life at Hallfield, and we are proud of our pupils’ successes and achievements in every realm of sport and games.
Throughout the Prep School, Physical Education is taught by specialist teachers. Each class has one PE lesson (one hour) and two games afternoons; Year 3’s boys and girls in rotation, have swimming lessons at the University of Birmingham pool. Health and fitness are a key part of the curriculum.
In their PE lessons, Year 3 pupils study ball skills; gymnastics; minor invasion games; racket skills and athletics. In Year 4, additional ball skills are added along with a residential visit to Wales for outdoor adventurous activities. In Year 5, meanwhile, we offer introductions to basketball and badminton, with a residential visit to Yorkshire; and in Year 6 we introduce volleyball and handball, a greater fitness element in the shape of circuit training– and a final residential visit, this time to the Lake District.
In Games, during the Autumn Term, boys will focus on football and girls on hockey, while in the Spring Term boys will play rugby and girls netball; in Summer, the boys and girls take part in cricket and rounders matches respectively.
All these activities benefit from outstanding facilities – a purpose-built Sports Hall, School Hall (for gymnastics), AstroTurf and twenty acres of flat, well drained playing fields. All our pupils are encouraged to make the most of all the opportunities this infrastructure offers.
Whilst we aim for excellence, all children are encouraged to take part and ‘have a go’. All children will represent their House during the year and matches are arranged against other schools in Years 4, 5 and 6. Our A and B teams have regular fixtures, and we frequently organise C and D matches to enable everyone to represent the School externally – and enjoy a match tea at home or away!