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Physical Education

A high quality Physical Education (PE) curriculum can inspire all pupils to succeed and excel, not only in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities but in everyday life. At The Lea, we strive to deliver quality PE and school sport games with the aim to develop each child in terms of their physical ability, enjoyment of sport and competitiveness. Our curriculum aims to provide an equal opportunity of learning experiences in games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor education. Students will be encouraged to take on different roles and enjoy physical activity as performers, spectators and referees. We are passionate about giving children the best start in life by promoting healthy and active lifestyles across all areas of the school day. We provide opportunities for our children to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness in a range of contexts.

We know that participation in physical education and sport can help to improve a huge range of social skills and allows children to become self-managers and critical thinkers. For these reasons, we see our annual residential in Y6 to be an important part of the curriculum at The Lea. Our children enjoy being active. Our school’s commitment to the provision of cycling increases pupil activity levels, supports sustainable travel to school and develops a vibrant cycling curriculum and community. We work hard to ensure cycling and scooting are a positive and enjoyable experience for all children and we aim that every child who leaves the school can ride a bike safely.

We have a full-time sports coach in school who provides high quality provision for our children, and we participate in sporting activities at every opportunity. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. At The Lea, we are passionate about delivering high quality PE and giving children the opportunities to belong to a team, believe in themselves and achieve in a diverse range of sporting activities.

In EYS and KS1 the focus is on developing fundamental movement skills needed to play a range of sports and participate in physical activities. As children move in to KS2 they continue to develop these skills, whilst also applying them to a range of different sports and activities.

Our long-term curriculum overview can be found on the link below. Please note that this is a working document and is under a state of constant review – this overview was accurate as of Autumn 2022.

PE Curriculum

The national curriculum for physical education 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 lives