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Physical Education

Physical Education 


Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities including representing the school in both competitive and non-competitive sport. All classes are expected to do 2 hours a week of curriculum PE and 30 minutes of active time. Staff keep medium and short-term plans on the system using different schemes of work depending on the area of PE. PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. PE helps embed the British and Olympic values including teamwork, excellence, effort, fairness and respect.  The school provides a range of extra-curricular activities for children at the beginning and end of the school day in addition to thinking about needs of the children.



•Develop a positive attitude to participate in physical activity, increasing their self-confidence and self-esteem in a safe and enriching environment.

•Encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situation.

•To develop the way children perform skills, and apply rules and conventions, for different activities.

•Set personal targets for themselves and compete against others individually and as team members, being able to evaluate their own and others performances.

•To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise and the link between P.E and leading a healthy lifestyle.


All children in Year 5 and 6 attend swimming lessons at the Westgate Centre. The school organises friendly matches with other schools in football and netball and participates in tournaments/inter school competitions in football, netball, hockey, cricket, cross country running and athletics. The school organises Sports Days for both Key Stages in the Summer term, to which all parents are invited.

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Links to help keep children active at home