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Alwoodley Primary School

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Physical Education


Our vision is to provide high quality physical education and school sport through personal challenge and competition that will lead to life-long participation.


Alwoodley Primary aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through quality physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We listen to our children wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. 




There are 2 hours of timetabled lessons each week for every pupil in KS1 and KS2, allowing pupils to develop themselves as a whole person, build a sound knowledge of basic skills, develop the values of the school’s vision and to build a positive relationship with physical health. All staff has access to a bank of structured lessons through The PE Hub. Hall space and outside space are timetabled in order to give each class an opportunity to access PE lessons.

Lessons are planned to cover the National Curriculum, considering the importance of both the breadth and depth of learning. Throughout the academic year, the allocated 2 hours curriculum time is split between the class teacher and specialist PE teacher.



Experience in PE should provide a depth of learning in a positive and engaging environment. Basic underlying principles and skills will have been practised and opportunities to develop these into more complex processes. Pupils will be confident to try new things and take risks. They will be able to make quick decisions and choices when planning tasks or performances. They will have a range of strategies for solving problems and show resilience to keep going when they find things difficult. Pupils will understand the benefits of working in different group dynamics. They will have the confidence to lead and support others. They will understand the importance of physical activity in a wider context and possess the skills and enthusiasm to develop their learning further.


We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:

  • Videos and photos of lessons
  • Use of super six or equivalent 
  • Pupil Voice 
  • Regular feedback each lesson
  • A well maintained benchmarking folder


Physical Education policy

SMSC in Physical Education

NC document for Physical Education KS1 and KS2



Reception classes taking part in exploration and object control activities. Learning how to move on and around different surfaces and environments, along with finding different ways that they can manipulate a range of objects.

Year 1

Year one groups putting their stability to the test! Exploring different ways that they can balance. Using their bodies and creativity to produce different shapes and hold a variety of positions.

Year 2

Year 2 showing off their sending and receiving abilities! Demonstrating how to throw their objects in different ways, as well as using their creativity and imagination to generate different catching methods. Such as trying to catch a beanbag behind their backs!

Year 3

Completing a range of different fundamental skills in Year 3! Practicing locomotion and stability skills such as jumping, landing and balancing! Along with challenging their sending ability, by trying throw beanbags to small targets.

Year 4

Lots of hard work going on in our Year 4 PE lessons! From working on our skipping abilities with our Skipping School partners, to creating our own form of target games to test the accuracy of our sending skills!

Year 5

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On festive fun day we saw all reindeer, Santa and a range of Christmas jumpers getting active on our scooters and body boards !

Year 6

Year 6 showing off their brilliant dancing abilities in PE! Focusing on being able to perform movements and gestures in unison, using Maori ceremonial dances as their inspiration! 

Ideas to get everyone at home active

Local partnerships

Working in partnership to make PE and sports a thoroughly memorable and meaningful experience for all of our pupils.