Physical Education

Physical Education is about developing children’s enjoyment, confidence and skill in physical activity and introducing them to the pleasure of sport.  It promotes personal, social and physical skills.  The Academy aims to promote an enjoyment in undertaking exercise that will hopefully be continued in adulthood as part of a healthy lifestyle.

 Entitlement/Equal Opportunities

We recognise the importance of PE for all pupils, regardless of ability, as a subject that helps to prepare them for the rigours and demands of adult life.  All children throughout the Academy will be given equal opportunity to experience every aspect of the PE curriculum to the best of their ability.

All children should plan, perform and evaluate their work as part of the physical education programme but the main emphasis should be on participation.

There are different areas of activity that all children should be involved in throughout each key stage. 

These areas are:

At Key Stage 2




-Outdoor and adventurous activities

-Athletic activities

-Swimming (Year 4)

At Key Stage 1




Foundation Stage

The children will work towards physical development by following the early learning goals.


Teaching Physical Education as part of the National Curriculum allows us to deliver a broad and balanced Physical Education programme which helps us fulfill our main aims.

The aims of teaching PE are that all children will:

 be physically active and find enjoyment in physical activity.

  develop self esteem.

  have an equal opportunity provided for them regardless of gender,   

   religion, ability, social or ethnic background.

  develop physical skills, habits and interests that will promote a healthy   


  develop positive attitudes to physical activity including perseverance, 

   fair play and sporting behaviour, and the ability to cope with success 

    and failure.

  learn how physical exercise affects the body.

  appreciate and understand the value of physical activity.

  develop creativity and problem solving skills.

  foster an awareness of safety requirements and responsible attitudes 

   towards themselves and others.

  motivate children to participate in physical activity outside of school 

   and throughout life.

 We aim to give all the children the opportunity to extend their range of physical skills and develop their proficiency as well as appreciating the benefits of participation.  Through Physical Education, we aim to develop interpersonal and problem solving skills, develop personal qualities such as self esteem, creativity, confidence, tolerance and empathy.

Time Allocation

PE is taught throughout the school year but not all areas of activity are covered each term.  Within this framework, each class in Key Stage 1 spends 120 minutes or more per week on physical education covering games, dance and gymnastics.  Each class in Key Stage 2 spends 120 minutes or more covering dance, games, gymnastics outdoor and adventurous, athletics and swimming.

Key Stage 2 participate in outdoor and adventurous activities – Y5 and Y6 have the opportunity to take part in a weeks residential OAA visit.

Year 4 have weekly swimming lessons for approximately 2 terms.

 Each child participates in Wake up, Shake up at the beginning of each day and at the start of every afternoon.  This can be used for exercise, memory game (without the routine demonstration), leadership – help KS1 classes, create new routines to show partner classes etc.

Special Needs

Pupils with special needs are able to develop confidence and express their feelings in PE.  

They include:

pupils with learning difficulties who may find opportunity to excel. pupils with special physical needs who may need specialised resources and close monitoring.

pupils with particular flair for PE who work more quickly and are       extended through the use of advanced techniques.  Football, netball, badminton, dance, hockey, skipping are offered as extra curricular activities which extend these pupils.

 Excellence in PE is celebrated in display and performance including

* participation in sporting competitions such as football, athletics,   

   netball, badminton, hockey, cricket, skipping

* an annual Sports Day event involving all pupils.

* an annual sports event involving all pupils

* those identified are added to the Gifted and Talented register and  

  appropriate tasks are administered.

The short term planning or units of work should address the need for differentiation.  Within each of the areas of activity, broad task setting allows for differentiation by outcome.  Differentiation by task can also be used - here the more able child can be challenged by extending the specific task and the less able can be encouraged to achieve success by breaking the task down into simple progressive stages.

Differentiation can also be achieved through choice and use of appropriate resources, apparatus and group sizes.

For the small proportion of children who may need more individual and specialised provision, teachers may select material from another Key Stage and present it in a context suitable for the child’s age.  These individuals must be given the opportunity to progress and demonstrate a degree of achievement.  

Health and Safety

  Children should be appropriately dressed for the activity in which they 

   are participating.

  Jewellery should be removed before taking part.

  Shoelaces should be tied properly.

  Long hair should be tied back.

  Footwear should not be worn for dance or gymnastics.

  Children should be taught to consider their own safety and that of 


  Children can participate in PE with verrucas.

  Academy PE Kit

   Navy shorts and the school PE shirt should be worn for PE with navy 

    tracksuit bottoms and jumper in colder weather. 

  Children should work without plimsolls during indoor PE.

  Swimsuits or swimming trunks/shorts should be worn for swimming with  

    the option of wearing a swimming hat.

 Outside Agencies

Links with other agencies enrich the PE curriculum.

These include:

Participation in local sports leagues and festivals with other primary 

schools in the Schools Sports Partnership.

visits from coaching groups provided by the Schools Sports Partnership 

to support the class teacher and demonstrate lessons.

Visits to Outdoor Education centres.

Oasis Academy Wintringham school-to enable us to use their facilities 

and their support.


We encourage PE lessons and out of school clubs to include competition.  Every child in the school takes part in competition through Sports Day and the Mini Olympics tournament which take part at the Academy.  

There is also the opportunity for children in each year group to participate in festivals and competitions run by the Schools Sports Partnership.  Examples are the annual Skipping Festival at the Auditorium, multi-skills festivals for R/Y1 and Y2, badminton, athletics and netball.

There are also football leagues which allow girls and boys to compete against teams from other schools.

Out of School Clubs

We aim to provide a range of clubs to try and encourage children to participate in a third hour of PE.  Examples are: badminton, yoga, football, cricket, tennis, skipping, Dance, Dodgeball and multi-sports