Physical Education (PE)


At Barwic Parade Community Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We have very much taken on a child centred approach to the delivery of PE lessons that challenges and supports every child across the school. This approach is achieved through the use of our Real PE, Real Gym and Real Dance scheme of work, which starts from EYFS all the way through to the end of Key Stage 2. From this, children at Barwic are able to develop and focus on their agility, balance and coordination, promotion of healthy competition and cooperative learning. 



PE is taught at Barwic Parade as an area of learning in its own right as well as integrated where possible with other curriculum areas. Every class across the school are undertaking two hours of PE per week, one outdoor session and one indoor session (EYFS one lesson per week). Each class completes one Real PE lesson per week and the other lesson is based on developing team games, focusing on attacking and defending within Key Stage 1 and moving onto more competitive games within Key Stage 2 (football, hockey etc.). 


We teach lessons so that children:

  • Have fun and experience success in sport
  • Feel challenged
  • Can develop the following in order to be successful within PE – Creativity, cognitive skills, health and fitness, physical skills, social and personal skills
  • Develop good sporting attitudes
  • Understand basic rules
  • Experience positive and healthy competition
  • Learn in a safe environment
  • Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active.


Opportunities for children to compete in sport are organised throughout the year which help build character and embed values such as fairness and respect. Children across the school, especially in Key Stage Two, are given the opportunity to take part in internal and external competitions.


PE and sporting activities are inclusive at Barwic Parade, where every child has the opportunity to perform and compete. External coaches, local clubs and organisations and educational visits are also planned to support the PE curriculum and to enrich the pupil’s sporting experience.


Below are the overviews for indoor and outdoor PE for years 1 -6 across the year:

Here is an extract from our curriculum planning, showing a weekly breakdown for indoor and outdoor lesson content. This is taken from year 3.4 as part of autumn term:


PE is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. At Barwic Parade, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities within after school clubs and external competitions help to develop good sportsmanship and team work.

The School Games Mark

The School Games Mark rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Barwic Parade were awarded the Silver award in summer 2019 for our commitment to providing competitive sport across the school and are currently applying for our most recent School Games Mark for 2022.