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PE Intent

Our Phyisical Education Curriciulum aims to develop thinking, selecting and applying skills which are important for progression across the whole of the curriculum. We want to make our children resilient learners, to be able to self-regulate and understand the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing. We want to develop curious learners in a safe and respectful environment. It is our intent for our children to adapt a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude towards sport which impacts on their future life choices. We offe extra curriculum activities which allow all learners to thrive, to share their talents and exhibit their skills.



REACH Values

Our PE Curriculum follows the schools ethos of 'Aiming High'.


Respect - for oursevles and others in sports and team games.

Enjoyment - developing a love of physical education, sport and fitness.

Achieve - building resilience, working hard to achieve a skill or learn game rules, having an attitude of positive accomplishment.

Challenge - never accapting that we cannot try, looking for new experiences, sports or clubs.

Health - being healthy in body and mind, as well as seeking out physical activity and understanding how to support our bodies and a positive mental health attitude. 


To support the children in recognising what they need to acheive by Year 6 for PE, we have our own school 'PE vision' posters up in our classrooms and hall. Please see below.


Across the year, our school has taken part in some competitions, festivals and training.

  • Year 5 and 6 Football Competition - The team reached the Football finals!
  • Year 3 and 4 Football Competition - Winning second place!
  • Mini Leader Training for some of our Mentor Expert Group (Play Leaders)
  • Year 1 to Year 6 Cross Country - The Year 5/6 team came second overall against the other schools, with us gaining 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Also, in the Year 1/2 team we won a 3rd place medal.
  • Young Ambassador and This Girl Can Training for some of our Mentor Expert Group (Play Leaders)
  • Year 1 Balance Bike event, where 30 of our Year 1's went to Derby College to take part.
  • Under 11 Table Tennis Competition - achieved 3rd place in the National Finals!
  • KS1 Ball Skills Festival, where Miss Hardaker's class attended.
  • KS1 Gymnastics Festival - We were able to take some Y1's and Y2's to the Erewash Valley Gymnastics Club in Long Eaton to give it a try!
  • Year 5 and Year 6 Swimming Gala - our girls team came 4th and the boys 2nd resulting in a 3rd place win overall!

Speed Stacking

We completed a Speed Stacking competition as a school in the Summer term of 2022. Firstly, we all had a go in our classroom and the quickest girl and boy from each class/year group have gone through to our school final. Here are the results:  


Felicity (Year 2) 5:79s

Maelynn (Year 2) 5:96s

Jack (Year 2) 6:69s

Harry (Year 2) 7:06s

Ellia (Year 1) 7:11s

Annalizae (Year 1) 7:16s

Cohen (Year 1) 7:61s

Benjamin (Year 1) 8:89s

Lower Juniors

Corey (Year 3) 7:16s

Jack (Year 3) 5:23s

Lucy (Year 3) 5:90s

Archie (Year 4) 6:29s

Riley (Year 4) 6:49s

Elsie (Year 4) 6:76s

Charlotte (Year 4) 6:78s

Eneesha (Year 3) 8:53s

Upper Juniors 

Alfie (Year 6) 3:97s 

Addison (Year 5) 4:03s

Clarissa (Year 6) 4:03s

Riley (Year 6) 4:09s

Pollyanna (Year 5) 4:50s

Amelia (Year 5) 4:52s

Fraser (Year 5) 4:63s

Jessica (Year 6) 4:86s


Watch out for the next rounds of competition this year...