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PE at Leigh Primary School




Leigh School are members of the Birmingham Active School Alliance.  We will strive to promote healthy active lifestyles in school to support the health and wellbeing of all our pupils.


All Children participate in two hours of high quality Physical Education each week. It is our aim to develop children's confidence in a variety of different activities when reading their environment and making appropriate decisions.  We also give pupils the opportunity to experience being a player, coach and umpire in KS2.  We like to champion being an active school and subscribe to the Youth Sports Trust.



National Curriculum Physical Education


Early Years Foundation Stage


Nursery and reception focus throughout the year on practising gross and fine motor skills, through a variety of sports, playground games and topics linked to cornerstones.  Real PE resources are used to teach progressive skills linked to physical literacy along with the EYFS goals. 



Key Stage 1 


Pupils are taught fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport and physical activity skills; to help support their decision making in different environments, so that they can move confidently. 


This can be achieved by offering a broad range of opportunities where they can master running, catching, throwing, jumping confidently as well as extend their agility, balance, and coordination.  


Pupils are given the opportunity to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities such as:

  • Playground games - teamwork
  • Athletics - mastery of running, jumping, throwing
  • Dance - simple movement patterns
  • Gymnastics - balance and coordination
  • Hockey, basketball, Football - agility, tactics, attacking and defending
  • Tennis - hand eye co-ordination


Key Stage 2


Children are taught about healthy competition and enjoy more communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.  They look at how to improve in different physical activities/sport and learn how to peer and self assess using I pads.


Children are taught the following activities:

  • Football, netball, hockey, badminton, tennis, rounders, soft ball, handball (Attacking and defending principles, rules, officiating)
  • Dance (use a range of movement patterns, formations, choreography)
  • Gymnastics, Athletics (flexibility, strength, balance, technique, control, personal best data) 
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (individual/team games, and forest school activities)
  • Sports from around the world (running, jumping, throwing, catching in isolation and combination - ultimate, tchoukball, handball, dodgeball)
  • Swimming and water safety (swim 25 metres confidently, use a range of strokes and perform safe self rescue)
  • Tennis, Badminton




Leigh School is proud to be registered with Swim England and follows their awards from Level 1-6 including the Self Rescue Award.  This is a statutory subject and we take swimming seriously.  Children in Year 3,4, 5 & 6 will attend swimming lessons for the whole school year at Castle Vale Swimming Baths/ Erdington swimming Baths and lessons will range from 40 - 60 minutes (pool time teaching). See PE kit for appropriate swimming attire.


There are no excuses allowed for not participating in P.E or swimming (if your child/ren are well enough to attend school, then they are well enough to participate) and modifications are made by the teacher when necessary.  We take swimming seriously and are members of Swim England


Overview of Physical Education


Inclusive PE Practice in Schools

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