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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 high quality Physical Education each week. It is our aim to develop children's confidence in a variety of different activities. 



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 


Children are taught fundamental movement, sport and physical activity skills to help support their decision making in different environments so that they can move confidently.  This is achieved by offering a broad range of opportunities where they can master running, catching, throwing and jumping confidently as well as extend their agility, balance and coordination skills.  


Children 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 opportunities to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other.  They look at how to improve in different physical activities and sports. 


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 and 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)




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 KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) attend swimming lessons at Castle Vale Swimming Baths.


Inclusive PE Practice in Schools

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