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What is taught in Physical Education?

At Poppleton road we aim to inspire children to develop a lifelong love for physical activity and aim to provide them with the tools they need to lead their own healthy lifestyles beyond their time at Poppleton. PE 

By providing and designing effective PE lessons, sharing the expertise of specialist coaches, offering an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs, as well as enabling all children the opportunity to compete in wider competitive sporting events within the community, we hope to help every child find a sport or physical activity that they enjoy.



When are specific skills and knowledge are taught?

The National Curriculum states that PE ‘should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness.’ At Poppleton Road Primary School we follow the aims set out by the National Curriculum and ensure that children encounter a wide variety of exciting and inclusive sports. 

Beginning with key fundamental movement and the foundations for physical literacy. In key stage one we teach how to:

master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities 

participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending 

perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In key stage two we develop our secure fundamental movement skills and apply them to a breadth of games that require communication, team work and collaboration. 

Pupils are taught to 

  use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination 

play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending 

develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics] 

perform dances using a range of movement patterns 

take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team 

compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

In addition to this we also ensure that all children are given the opportunity to learn the essential skill to swim and keep themselves safe in and around water. 



How do we teach? 

At Poppleton Road Primary we teach by delivering and designing lessons that are active, progressive and inclusive. PE forms a strong aspect of our school ethos, providing all pupils with the opportunity to collaborate in physical activity within our school community and the wider school communities. At a minimum we provide the children with at least two hours of PE per week. 


Why do we teach?

At Poppleton road primary and  through our ‘Big Idea’ we believe that PE is an essential part of a child’s development. We understand that when taught effectively Physical education can build self-esteem, develop physical literacy, encourage communication skills and most importantly promote and teach children how to lead a healthy lifestyle as well as sustain and maintain high levels of personal wellbeing. 


Sports Premium 

The Government’s Sports Premium Grant was funded initially for a two year period from 2013. It is designed to raise the profile of sports and healthy lifestyles for pupils, creating a legacy in schools. More now than ever, it is essential that we use this funding to provide pupils at Poppleton Road Primary School with the tools to lead an active healthy life style. 


Ofsted assess and report on how effectively this funding is being used to improve PE and sport provision making a judgement on the quality of Leadership and Management. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels of which they are capable.


At Poppleton Road Primary we continue to use this funding to further raise the standard of our fantastic sports provision which includes:


  • Specialist Sports Practitioners. 
  • High Quality CPD for Teachers and Teaching Assistants.
  • Effective PE Equipment and Resources.
  • Sports Partnership Competition Package. 
  • A wide range of extra curricular sports clubs. 
  • Swimming Lessons.
  • Lunch time Play Leaders. 
  • 5 a day Fitness


Sports Premium Spending and Evidence of impact documents: 

Autumn Sport Report (Dec 2018)

National Curriculum