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Earls Barton Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional wellbeing. Our lessons will deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills, such as swimming and road safety through Bikeability.  Through our PE lessons we teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understand fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Earls Barton, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.

PE at Earls Barton Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities. Our indoor PE follows the Real PE scheme of work and in outdoor PE children are given the opportunity to take part in activities such as: invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games and outdoor & adventurous activities.                           The long- term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.                       Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities on offer, which includes 5 morning clubs and 3 after school clubs.             Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills.                                Each year a small group of Year 6 children are invited to apply to become the school’s Sports Crew. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, running lunchtime games for our KS1 children 4 times a week, our annual Sports day and any other sporting activities.            The school holds a Healthy week every year, where the children are encouraged to take part in activities, they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to. Such as: Quidditch, freestyle football and lawn bowls.  Children in Year 4 swim once a week for 10 weeks.  We repeat the 10 weeks course for children in Year 5 who are still unable to swim 25m.

At Earls Barton Primary School, we help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun.

In our lessons, we provide the children with the key learning steps of leading a healthy lifestyle, where they learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness and to enjoy the success of competitive sports.

We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport, which we hope will continue throughout their lives.


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Rachel Ward & Val Luca

Our indoor PE follows the Real PE scheme of work from EYFS to Year 6 and in outdoor PE children are given the opportunity to take part in activities such as: invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games and outdoor & adventurous activities.

Some Year groups have an external coach, Year 1 and Year 4 gymnastics, Year 3 and Year 6 Cricket, Year 6 football.  The school is supported by Northamptonshire Schools Sports Partnerships and has 3 half terms of dedicated team teaching with a specialist PE teacher.

All year groups have two 45-60 minute sessions per week.

If a year group is swimming the swimming session will take the place of one of these lessons.


There is an assessment tool for Real PE lessons which teachers can utilise.

For outdoor PE teachers assess their class in a variety of ways, there needs to be a uniform assessment tool across the school, which has been identified as an area of priority.