Physical Education (PE)

We provide a balanced and progressive PE programme in order to give all children experiences that will encourage a life-long interest in individual and competitive sport, healthy living and physical recreation. We believe that PE should be fun, exciting and interesting but not an undisciplined event. Knowledge, skills and understanding are developed through all the activities of the PE National Curriculum:


·       Gymnastics
·       Games

·       Athletics
·       Swimming

PE is a timetabled event and throughout the school year there is a balance between each activity. Regardless of gender, ability or physical disability, during their time with us, children are involved in:
Netball, Football, Tag Rugby, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Rounders, Group games, Hockey, Gymnastics,  Running, Swimming, Dance etc.                                                                                                              
During each school year we aim to provide approximately 60 hours of PE lessons for every pupil (2 hours per week). Each child also has the opportunity of participating in after-school sports clubs and/or sports matches. In addition, there are the residential visits/ outdoor adventurous activities and Forest School sessions along with competitve sports events with our Cluster Schools. We ask parents to provide PE kits for their children. These should consist of a T-shirt and shorts (one white T shirt and another in the colour of the child's house - red, green, yellow or blue) and a pair of plimsolls. A track suit/ joggers and warm sweatshirt and a pair of trainers are ideal for outdoor PE. Training shoes are not allowed for gym work; this has to be done in plimsolls or bare feet. For reasons of safety, all shirts must be tucked in, long hair must be 'tied up' and no jewellery can be worn.
All are involved in representing their House Team in intra competitions in a wide range of sports. We hold two annual Sports Days.
 We welcome Bikeability, Level 1 and Level 2 training, All Stars Cricket and Hope Valley College staff with their mini leaders to enhance our curriculum.

Extra – Curricular activities are offered and encouraged in a variety of sporting and physical activities to all age groups over the course of the year. At lunchtimes the Y6 Sports Crew and the Y5 Change4life ambassadors run sports activities for younger children.

We work closely with clubs and organisations locally and we actively encourage children to become involved in sporting activities outside school eg: Swimming Club and football training.


We ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities.

Physical Education involves all the children in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating all areas of activity with emphasis upon performance and always trying our best.

All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom.

All children from Reception to Y6 experience a wide variety of sports in our extensive grounds. All are involved in representing their House Team in intra competitions in a wide range of sports. 

Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. 

Children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school. 

All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson.

KS2 children are involved in competitions with other local primary schools through the Hope Valley Primary Schools’ Sports Association and the Rural School Sports Association.

At the end of KS2, pupils leave school with the skills to self-rescue in the water and swim 25 metres competently.

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