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Ethelbert Road

Community Primary School

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Ethelbert Road Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Ethelbert Road, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.



Our Sports Assistant supports PE lessons to ensure children receive Physical Education and sporting skills and knowledge. We follow the Twinkl Move Scheme of Work and use the knowledge and skill progression maps  to ensure skills and knowledge are built upon each year. PE at Ethelbert Road Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including: invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. 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 extracurricular activities. Before school and after school sports clubs are available each day as well as sporting opportunities at lunchtime with our Sports Assistant. Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area and we pride ourselves on encouraging children of all abilities to participate. 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 and are very much enjoyed by the children. Each year, a group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities. Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year and we aim to give children to opportunity to experience a wide range of sports, again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new. Children in the nominated year group attend swimming once a week to learn how to swim 25 meters and an audit of children's competence in the water is taken once a year. Due to the small size of our school we attend the local gym club, where trained gymnastic instructors work alongside our teaching staff. All children take part in daily Wake and Shake sessions lead by each Year Group. 



We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.


Through assessing the children we are able to ensure that most children reach the expected standard in PE.