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Elworth Hall Primary School

Every child achieves because we care


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. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics, team sports: Tag Rugby, Football, Cricket, Netball, Hockey, Rounders and Outdoor Adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle and working co-operatively as part of a team. Thus, we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives to help them to engage in the required 60 minutes of daily physical activity.




Key Stage 1 and 2 - Both Key Stage 1 and 2 take part in 2 hours of high-quality PE each week within a variety of sports. PE is taught by both the class teacher and B2 Coaching which provides continual CPD for teaching staff. B2 Coaching produce their own skills and progression documents and medium term plans using the National curriculum guidelines but following our PE subject overview to ensure progression of skills. Our class teacher led PE lessons are planned through the Get Set 4 PE platform, which aligns with our core values, our whole child approach to PE and the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. PE is planned so that progression is built into the scheme which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.


We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE lessons. Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, and we do this through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual or group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children, and we encourage the children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of other children. Lessons focus on physical and mental wellbeing and children are taught about the effect physical activity has on their bodies. Within lessons we give the children the opportunity both to collaborate and to compete with each other, and they have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources. The children in KS2 also have the opportunity to participate in both intra and inter school competitions for a range of sports through our partnership with local schools and the School Games Organiser. 

We also aim to meet the daily physical activity target of 30minutes a day through use of our daily mile track, brain break movements, playground pals and lunchtime clubs/ activities.



EYFS - We encourage the physical development of our children in the reception class as an integral part of their work. As these classes are part of the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, we relate the physical development of the children to the objectives set out in the Development Matters, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five years of age. We encourage the children to develop confidence and control of the way they move, and the way they handle tools and equipment. We give all children the opportunity to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of resources to support specific skills. B2 Coaching deliver a fundamentals PE lessons once a week for 30 minutes to aid staff CPD. 


Assessment - Our teachers assess the children’s work in PE, both by making informal judgements, as they observe them during lessons, and through assessing against the specific objectives set out in the National Curriculum/ Get Set 4 PE lesson plans. We use the Get Set 4 PE assessment grids for each unit to capture pupils strengths and areas of development as they move through each year group. B2 Coaching use the 4 corners model of assessment to assess children at the end of each unit. Both forms of assessment are used by class teachers to make a judgement regarding PE ability when reporting to parents. 


Health and Safety - We recognise that participation in PE and Physical Activities contains an element of risk. Staff are responsible for ensuring that they are familiar with safe practice to reduce the element of risk to the absolute minimum within their control. Staff are aware of pupils who have special needs with regards to physical activity and make special provision for needs where appropriate e.g. physical disability, asthma. Staff know about the safe practices involved in moving and using apparatus. Pupils wear appropriate clothing, remove jewellery and tie back long hair. If the removal of jewellery or studs is not possible they should be securely taped and the teacher is confident this strategy is effective. Pupils may be asked to remove shoes when participating in indoor activities such as gymnastics, dance and yoga. Correct use of equipment is taught along with any potential hazards, including completing a risk assessment for each area/ space that PE and school sport takes place in. Equipment and apparatus are stored safely at the end of each lesson. Pupils are taught to consider their own safety and that of others at all times




We ensure that our PE curriculum is inclusive and progressive and allows all children the opportunity to acquire and develop fundamental knowledge, understanding, skills and techniques and apply these to a wide variety of different sports and activities. PE lessons are fun, enjoyable and challenging and all children can achieve, to the best of their ability, in a supportive, safe and stimulating environment.  Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise and activity for their physical and mental wellbeing. We aspire for all children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity, which hopefully becomes part of their future life outside of Primary School. In PE, we also measure impact by:

  • Regular learning walks
  • Pupil questionnaires/ Pupil voice
  • Sports Premium spend analysis
  • Staff voice
  • Analysis of participation at after school clubs and competitions
  • Assessment data


Sports Premium

Using our Sports Premium we try within school to hit our 5 Key indicators to improve our quality of PE lessons and sport that we offer:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity 
  • The profile of PE and Sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport


(Please refer to Sports Premium document for further details)


Assessment is conducted by SCFC using the Primary Stars holistic assessment grids, these assess the children's ability across the year for physical, social/ emotional and thinking skills. Assessment is also conducted by the class teacher using the Get Set 4 PE assessment checklists at the end of each unit taught. 


Sports Premium Action Plan- Intended Spenditure

PE Curriculum Overview

B2 Coaching Progression and Skills

Get Set 4 PE Skills and Progression Documents

External Sporting Achievements of Pupils