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PE at Heyes Lane Primary School

Our Vision

We aim to deliver high-quality Physical Education and provide opportunities for children at Heyes Lane to enjoy and achieve success in a wide range of sports. We endeavour to ensure the building blocks are in place for a lifetime of physical activity. As children learn, they will develop the fundamental movement skills to take part in an activity they enjoy. We recognise the importance of PE in both contributing to 60 active minutes every day and the role it plays in promoting long-term healthy lifestyles. In our PE lessons, we aim to ensure children are physically active for sustained periods and there is appropriate challenge for every child. In addition to the physical and mental health benefits our lessons provide, the children also have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers, build self-esteem, confidence and resilience.

Curriculum Content

At Heyes Lane, all children take part in two hours of PE every week and are taught through the National Curriculum programme of study. Our long-term plan sets out the PE units which are taught in each term and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. In lessons throughout the year, children take part in a wide range of sporting activities: gymnastics, dance, invasion games, net & wall games, striking and fielding games and outdoor and adventurous activity. In addition to this, for half the school year, Year Four pupils take part in swimming lessons every week. Across each school term, children take part in three different activities, which gives them the opportunity to learn nine different sports throughout each school year. These lessons are blocked together to allow the children to develop their skills and progress over a series of lessons. Teachers follow planning from Complete PE, an interactive PE resource, endorsed by the Youth Sport Trust. This resource provides sequences of learning for all areas of the curriculum and provides an assessment tool for teachers to monitor the progress of their pupils. Our teacher-coach model provides an opportunity for CPD to take place when specialist coaches, in specific areas such as dance and cricket, deliver lessons alongside the class teacher. These specialist coaches improve the standard of teaching and learning in areas of the PE curriculum which are highly technical. Children are encouraged to participate in the extensive range of extra-curricular activities on offer at Heyes Lane to help them further develop the skills they learn in PE.

Progression and Outcome

Children will leave our school as young people who:

  • have developed fundamental skills and can apply them to a variety of sports and activities.
  • have participated in competitive games.
  • have developed their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • have performed dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • have experienced outdoor and adventurous activity.
  • have the skills to self-rescue in the water and swim 25 metres competently.
  • understand that being active has a positive influence on their learning.
  • understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson.
  • understand the importance of physical activity and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.  
  • enjoy taking part in sport or physical activity regularly.
  • continue to take part in sport or physical activity throughout their life.