PE & Sports Curriculum

Typical sport and active learning timetable

Before School Morning Lunchtime Afternoon After School
Monday Multi-sports EYFS PE Inter-school sports skills leading to competitions
Y6 Playleaders
Y2 Games Tennis
Tuesday Y2 Forest School Cheerleading Y1 Dance Y1 Forest School Gymnastics
Wednesday EYFS Games Y1 Forest School Inter-school sports skills leading to competitions Y1 Forest School Cricket
Forest School
Thursday Inter-school sports skills leading to competitions Y1 Games Football
Friday Yoga Y6 Playleaders Y2 Dance Yoga
*Maths of the Day takes place throughout the week delivering the Maths curriculum through physical activity for Years 1 and 2. As part of our Health & Wellbeing curriculum, children regularly participate in yoga and mindfulness techniques and activities.

Our physical education curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities;
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time;
  • engage in competitive sports and activities;
  • lead healthy, active lifestyles.

Children spend formal P.E. lessons learning the skills they will need to participate in a variety of team and individual sports in later years. Physical Education lessons and playtimes develop both physical competence and self- confidence. Children have the opportunity to develop skills in gymnastics, dance and games. Our links to the Sports Council Partnership has enabled specialist coaches of various sports to work with each class. Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It also promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.

The school is well equipped with a large playground and grassed areas which are used for recreation during break and lunchtime and for lessons during the school day.

At break times children are encouraged to be active by having access to a variety of play equipment, a low level adventure play area, activities marked on the playground and playground games taught to them. At lunchtime we have a playground games zone, fitness zone and skipping/cheerleading zone. Year 2 pupils are trained to be play leaders (assisted by Year 6 sports leaders and play leader trained midday assistants), to assist and encourage active physical play during lunchtimes.

The children in Foundation Stage have daily access to a large outdoor garden with a range of resources and activities to promote and develop their physical skills. They also have timetabled lessons in the hall for whole class lessons to develop games, gymnastic and dance skills.

In Key Stage 1 all pupils have 3 P.E. lessons a week: 1 games lesson, 1 gymnastics lesson and 1 dance lesson. All pupils also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs provided by school staff or outside providers. Extra-curricular activities have included Football, Mini Tennis, Gymnastics and Dance.

Competitive sport

Pupils participate in intra-school competitions in Year 1 and 2 at the end of each half term. Our school also participates in the full range of inter-school competitions available within Chelmsford for Key Stage 1 pupils. These include: Key Stage 1 gymnastics competition, 3 Tees cricket festival and the Chelmsford Mini Games. We also hold an annual sports day which involves all pupils competing in teams, as well as sprint finals for boys and girls in each year group. The children undertake the Golden Mile daily.