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Physical Education


At Eastlands Primary School, we believe that PE is essential to the academic, social, emotional, spiritual and physical development of all children. An effective PE curriculum will improve children’s confidence and raise their self-esteem, as well as enabling them to develop positive attitudes about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It will encourage good sportsmanship and teamwork skills and therefore better equip them to be able to participate fluently within their social and work communities - as well as within sport – make and maintain effective healthy relationships, become aware of and monitor their own health and be able to assess risks and be comfortable when making ‘safe’ risk choices.

The main aims of PE are:

  • To promote physical activity, physical development and healthy lifestyles through a range of well planned activities which meet the needs of all children.
  • To develop social cooperation, positive attitudes and to compete with a sense of fair play and good sportsmanship.
  • To promote lifelong learning, active participation and a thirst for competition.
  • To promote and develop safe practice in physical activities through high quality opportunities and outcomes.
  • To provide equal opportunities for all children regardless of race, gender, background or ability.
  • To provide opportunities for all children to achieve their full potential and assist each individual to be the best they can be whilst raising achievement and supporting excellence.





At Eastlands, we use RealPE as a base for our planning - this unique, child-centred approach challenges and supports every child.

All learning outcomes are taken from the National Curriculum schemes of work in order to ensure there is a progression of skills throughout EYFS, KS1 and KS2. We use RealPE and RealGym to guide our planning of the majority of the PE curriculum but augment this with traditional sport-focused lessons.

Swimming is taught in Year 3 and Year 4 by qualified swimming teachers at a local pool with the focus of achieving the following requirements: 

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 
  • use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke 
  • perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

All classes will have the opportunity to participate in a sporting competition at least once each year. It is the subject leader’s responsibility to book these events and to organise participants and staff to support.

All children and staff should change into suitable clothing for PE which allows freedom of movement.

Children with long hair should have it tied back during PE and all jewellery must be removed by the child.

A risk assessment will be carried out prior to the lesson when facilities, apparatus and equipment is checked by the teacher or coach. When handling and setting up apparatus, children must be supervised by an adult in order to ensure this is carried out safely.

 Parents are invited to annual sporting events which involve their children, including our sports day. Throughout the year children are selected to represent the school in local sporting festivals and Harris SSP organised events and where possible, parents are invited to attend to show their support.

 There are a wide range of clubs offered by the school each week, although this changes according to the time of year and ongoing feedback from the children. Many of these are run for free by staff volunteers or by external coaches for a minimal fee. We are actively involved with a number of local clubs and organisations, including Bikeability, HotShots Basketball, Rugby Gymnastics and Wasps Rugby. We are always looking for different groups to add to the range of activities offered to our children and the wider community.

Physical Education Subject Drivers

Progression Of Skills


Every child will:

  1. enjoy PE lessons and physical activity
  2. be able to achieve and succeed
  3. be able to combine physical skills with fluency and apply them consistently to a broad range of physical activities and sports
  4. have the opportunity to take part in competitive sport
  5. be able to collaborate and communicate with others
  6. understand and be able to articulate how they have made progress in individual PE lessons and over time
  7. understand how to evaluate and recognise their own success be able to explain the importance of leading a healthy and active life


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Learning In The Classroom

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