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PE and Sport

PE Subject Leader: Miss Long

Link Governor: Rosie Law

Our PE Curriculum and wider physical activity provides lots of opportunities for children to live out our values of Respect, Friendship, Honesty, Perseverance, Responsibility and Thankfulness.

The wide range of provision supports us in providing ‘A Bright Future for all’ and ‘Life in all its fullness’ John 10:10.

DfE Vision: All pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

At Broad Town School we feel that it is important to encourage healthy lifestyles amongst our children and believe in the power of sport to promote a range of learning and social skills and to develop self esteem. In view of this we provide all of our children with a rich and varied P.E. curriculum which includes some specialist coaching as well as a range of special sporting events and the opportunity to take part in a range of active after school clubs.

PE also provides opportunities for the children to demonstrate their gem powers.


Key aims of PE at Broad Town School


  • For the children to enjoy PE
  • For children to be active and fit and make healthy lifestyle choices
  • To provide high quality PE learning opportunities that lead children to achieving their personal best. 
  • To support children’s social, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing.
  • For children to learn to work with others
  • Learn to compete with respect and apply sportsmanship
  • Show leadership through sport (playing and coaching)
  • Share ideas about how to improve their own performance and how to help improve the performance of others

PE Intent

-At Broad town School we provide engaging and diverse physical education for all.

Children are encouraged to be active throughout the school day and beyond.

-Staff have a clear understanding of the National Curriculum, through regular CPD, the use expert external coaches, whole school curriculum maps

- We strive to provide high quality PE curriculum where learning is supported and enhanced through a range of curriculum sporting activities e.g. Football, tennis, gymnastics, dance, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities.

-EYFS lay strong foundation focusing on fundamental movements, fine and gross motor skills.

-Learning is differentiated to support the needs of children where possible.

- Swimming and water safety is taught in KS2 on a rolling programme

-Sports Premium Funding is spent effectively to develop a lasting legacy for PE & Sport at school.

-Cross-curriculum links are made explicit through the whole school focus on outdoor learning

We aim for children to develop a range of learning behaviours and social skills through PE such as being able to co-operate, collaborate with others, as part of a team, understand fairness and equality of play to embed life-long values.

PE Implementation

 - Subject expertise, through CPD and observation of specialists ensures that Physical Education is taught effectively.

- We have a range of resources to support staff with planning and teaching PE. These include ‘Real PE’, FUNS cards, Quicksticks, Tennis activities, kwick cricket, able tennis programme, TOPS Gymnastics and Twinkl PE knowledge and skills progressions.

- ongoing and end of unit assessments are used to track progress and to identify next steps and areas of focus. 

- additional support in PE is put in place at times for SEN pupils.

- interventions are in place to support children that require additional physical development e.g. SPARKs programme and or individualised programmes for physical development which may include Thrive activities and the Mission Intervention.

- Children are given wider opportunities to build character and embed values through regular teamwork activities, festivals, competitive sport and Sports Day.

-Body Blast sessions take place on days when the children do not have PE.

PE shed monitors put out a range of equipment at playtime to encourage active play. We also have two play structures.

- Sports Premium Funding is used to increase physical competency of staff and children and also provides staff with resources and high-quality equipment e.g. squash walls etc.

-opportunities are given in celebration assembly and in class for children to share their achievements in sport.

We encourage children to evaluate skills where appropriate.

Children are provided with a varied of PE related extra-curricular activities after school.

Opportunities are provided for the children to see different sports performed at a high level e.g. International Gymnast, International athlete, world champion stunt scooter champion and Mike Mullen BMX champion.

PE Impact

- Regular verbal feedback is given within lessons to praise and ensure children are apply the correct technique and improve

- Children become stewards of their own learning and support peers to continue to improve and excel.

- leadership opportunities are provided in sessions.

-Understand the impact of Physical activity on their own body (linked to Science topic). 

-Reviewing the use of Sports Premium shows the impact of initiatives across the school (See school website)

- Body Blast, visiting workshops and PE events e.g. Race for Life result in children being more active in and out of school.

- The range of activities provided to the children has resulted in children taking up certain sports outside school.

- Measurable impact of swimming on the number of children that have grown in confidence and the number of pupils able to swim 25m has increased.

- Good participation and achievement in cluster festivals and competitions.

- Pupil voice demonstrates that the children are provided with a wide range of physical activity which enables children to be active and enjoy sport.

-improvements in co-ordination and stamina have been evident as a result of body blast sessions.

-children’s ability to run for longer periods of time and distances was evident during the Race for Life

- uptake of after school sports clubs demonstrate that pupils are being active beyond the school day.

-Improvements in attitude to PE, wellbeing and fitness

- observations of playtimes and lunchtimes show that the majority of children are active at playtime.

- children are inspired by role models and the range of sports which has resulted in them becoming more confident, more active and keen to give new activities a go.

- the wide range of provision caters for the different interests and needs of our children.


PE Skills Progression and Resources

We are presently exploring the Twinkl PE skills progression documents. The aim is for these documents to be used from September to support the teaching and learning in PE across the school. The Twinkl resources also include unit pack, lesson plans, skills posters, success criteria, key questions, key vocabualry, warm ups, skill focus teaching, powerpoints and assessment. 

Wide range of physical activity

  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Dodgeball
  • Hockey
  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Tri-golf
  • Team Games
  • Orienteering
  • Athletics
  • Wake and Shake
  • Cricket
  • Table Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Volleyball
  • Boxercise
  • In addition to this, we also provide opportunities for children to experience an even wider range of sports such as fencing, frisbee and riding dressage.

  • Being such a small school, swimming lessons take place on a rolling programme. Every three years, we take the whole school swimming.

  • At different times during the year, the children take part in cluster tournaments and sporting festivals.

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Sport for Champions

On Thursday 13th January, we had a visit from Harry, George Owen who is an international gymnast.

Harry led the children through a sponsored healthy lifestyle challenge which included four fitness exercises.

 After break, Harry led an inspirational talk and shared some of his skills with the school.

This really was a positive experience to encourage children to become more actively involved in sport.