Physical Education

We believe that Physical Education (PE) is crucial in encouraging children to develop healthy and active lifestyles.

Our PE curriculum has been developed using the NC Statutory objectives alongside the Greenacre Sports Partnership ( scheme of work and resources. These resources focus on developing fundamental movement skills as well as a selection of core sports (Tag Rugby, Football, Dance, Infant Agility, Rounders, Cricket, Gymnastics, Multi-skills, Handball, Netball, Athletics and Tennis) and include a build-up of skills that develops throughout the year groups. There is a clear skills progression outlined within each unit. We are also part of the Tameside School Sports Partnership – this helps us to offer our children opportunities to participate in a variety of inter-school competitions and sports events. It also provides effective professional development for our staff. We also work closely with Sport First Coaching – we have a group of Sports Coaches who facilitate lunchtime sports provision for the children as well as helping us offer a range of sports-based after school clubs.

Information about how we spend our Sports Premium money can be found in the Sports Premium section of our website.

When in Year 4 children also participate in a year-long school swimming programme.

Children are also encouraged to attend a variety of extra-curricular sports clubs and activities.

Our PE Curriculum Overview is outlined here:


In line with our agreed approach to teaching and learning and curriculum design, each lessons begins with pupils having the opportunity to “bridge back” and retrieve the knoweldge they arleady have that will help them in the less. There is a focus on recapping prior learning as well as learning and using new vocabulary that has been carefully selected for the lesson. Some examples of how this is done are given below.