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PE at Wybourn Community Primary School




At Wybourn Community Primary School we believe that Physical Education is an important tool in promoting healthy lifestyles, both now and in the future. Physical Education provides children with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to perform a range of physical activities with increased confidence and ability. Physical education lessons develop pupils’ agility, balance and co-ordination skills, which can then be applied to sports-specific situations. Lessons also enable pupils to develop personal, cognitive and social skills, such as self-reflection and teamwork.


Children are given the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular sporting activities and to represent the school in competitions. Physical activity is also promoted throughout the school day, during active lessons, active playtimes and activities such as the Mile Run.




In Nursery, children participate in physical activity through their continuous provision and also through some group activities, such as dancing to music. Moving into Reception, pupils continue to use continuous provision for physical activity but progress to having one structured P.E lesson per week, using the Real PE scheme.


KS1 and KS2 children participate in two P.E lessons per week. These are usually planned and delivered by the class teacher and supported by a Teaching Assistant. At times, outside coaches are bought in to lead lessons, either in order to develop staff confidence and expertise, or to provide pupils with new experiences. School staff will always be present in these sessions and will be responsible for the wellbeing and behaviour of pupils.


The Real P.E scheme is followed across school for one lesson a week. The focus is on developing fundamental movement skills in ability, co-ordination and balance (ABC). Pupils are encouraged to work towards personal bests and reflect on both their performance and the performance of others. They take part in both individual and group activities, where the focus is on co-operation and friendly competition. Each half term there is a focus on a different key ability needed for success in Physical Education: personal, social, health and fitness, cognitive, physical and creative.


In Reception and KS1, lessons include songs and stories to enthuse the pupils. KS1 and Lower KS2 lessons have a clear structure of warm-up, skills development, skills application and review. In Y5/6 sports-specific game situations are introduced. The structure of the lessons is warm-up, game situation, skill development, apply the skill in the game situation then review. Non-traditional sports are used, such as kabaddi and seated volleyball.



During their second lesson of the week, KS1 pupils are taught ABC skills through multi-sport lessons, such as a sequence of ball handling lessons. They also undertake a series of lessons focusing on gymnastics and dance. KS2 pupils follow half-termly blocks of lessons, focusing on different sports, or groups of sports, such as Invasion Games.

Lessons are planned by teachers based on National Curriculum objectives and the school’s skills progression grids. The Get Set 4 PE scheme is used to support planning for most lessons.


Year 5 and 6 children take part in an 18 week block of swimming lessons, with the aim of swimming 25m by the end of KS2. These are run by the Sheffield School Swimming service and are supported by school staff. 




At Wybourn, teachers use Assessment for Learning strategies in PE. This specifically involves:


  • assessing all children’s starting point during the first lesson on a new area;
  • planning learning which builds on children’s prior knowledge and shows progression.
  • implementing assessment-based planning so that lessons consistently meet children’s needs;
  • using self and peer assessment to involve children in understanding their own learning and next steps;
  • encouraging children to feed back to class teachers about which aspects of a skill/sport they would like to develop further.
  • Using verbal feedback with pupils throughout lessons.


By the end of Foundation Stage, pupils are assessed (through observation) as to whether they meet the Gross Motor Physical Development Early Learning Goals. They should be able to:

  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.
  • Demonstrate strength, balance and co-ordination when playing.
  • Move energetically, such as running, hopping, jumping, dancing, skipping and climbing.



Extra Curricular Clubs:


Children are encouraged to take part in sports clubs at lunchtime or after school. These usually run for half-term blocks to ensure that all KS1 and KS2 children have a chance to participate over the course of the year. Clubs include:








Shine (Healthy Lifestyles)

Tag Rugby



What we teach in PE over the year?