Physical Education

Time Table:

Monday PM: Reception

Tuesday PM: Year 5

Wednesday AM: Year 4

Wednesday PM: Year 2

Thursday AM: Year 1

Thursday PM: Year 6

Friday AM: Golden Time for Attendance Winners

Friday PM: Year 3

In addition to timetabled lessons children can also participate in a range of activities during lunchtimes, breaktimes and afterschool led by our Freddie Fit Play Leaders and the coaches from Central Coaching.

PE Kit

What to wear - PE and Sports Uniform

We require all parents and carers to provide a sports uniform for their child to enable them to participate safely in sports activities.

All children require the following items:

  • House Colour Plain T Shirt or Lea Forest Branded T Shirt from the uniform shop

-Red for Holly

-Blue for Bramble

-Green for Ash

-Yellow for Oak

  • Black Shorts
  • Black Slip on pumps for indoor use
  • Jogging Bottoms or track suit trousers for outdoor use
  • Sweatshirt for outdoor use
  • Trainers for outdoor use
  • Swimming kit and towel for swimming lessons

Please ensure that all clothing is clearly marked with your child's name, so that it can be returned to you in the event that it is misplaced.

Physical Education in the Curriculum

Physical Education (PE) contributes to the overall education of all children by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful and high-quality activity. It promotes active and healthy lifestyles, physical skills, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. PE enables children to learn confidence, perseverance, team spirit, positive competitiveness and organisation. Children must engage in a programme of PE that encourages fitness, improves their strength and teaches them the rules of games. PE is an integral part of Lea Forest Primary Academy, allowing all children in the school to gain a sense of achievement and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.


In order to promote active and healthy lifestyles all children will:

· be physically active

· adopt the best possible posture and appropriate use of the body

· engage in activities that develop cardio vascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance

· understand the need for personal hygiene in relation to vigorous physical activity

In order to develop positive attitudes all children will:

· follow the conventions of fair play and honest competition

· cope with success and limitations in their performance

· persevere with and consolidate their performances

· be mindful of others in their environment


Children are entitled to high-quality PE lessons. Children at Lea Forest will participate in 2 hours of PE per week. Children in Year 5 attend additional swimming lessons.


The areas of physical activity (games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming and outdoor activities) are set out in the Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum 2014. The PE curriculum at Lea Forest is based on these requirements.

Each year group will learn PE in accordance with the long term planning. This will ensure continuity and progression through school in order to continue to improve standards in PE.

Areas of activity

Please see the Year Overview for Specific topics and areas that are covered.

Early Years

Pupils should be taught:


· Spatial awareness

· Basic motor skills

· Co-ordination and control

· Aiming, predicting and estimating


Pupils should be taught:

· Using their imagination in art, design, music, dance, imaginative role-play and stories


Pupils should be taught:

· Travel around, under, over and through balancing and climbing apparatus

Games (KS1 and KS2)

Pupils should be taught:

· Simple competitive games

· A variety of ways to send, receive, strike and travel with/without a ball

· Games which include running, chasing, dodging, avoiding and awareness of space and other players

· To develop core skills in attacking, defending, invasion, striking and fielding

· To play small-sided and simplified versions of net/wall and target games

Gymnastics (KS1 and KS2)

Pupils should be taught:

· To use technical vocabulary

· To perform basic actions of travelling (turning, rolling, jumping, balancing, climbing)

· To link movements on the floor and apparatus

· To repeat movements / develop sequences

· To develop complex movements

Dance (KS1 and KS2)

Pupils should be taught:

· To compose and control movements by varying shape, size, direction, level, speed, tension and continuity

· Investigate different genres of dance

· To express feelings moods and ideas

· To respond to various stimuli including music

Athletics (KS1 and KS2)

Pupils should be taught:

· To develop and refine basic running, jumping and throwing techniques using a variety of equipment

· To measure, compare and improve their own performance

Swimming (Year 5)

Pupils should be taught:

· To swim unaided, competently and safely for at least 25m

· To develop confidence in water and

· To develop floating skills and support positions

· To develop an effective and efficient swimming strokes on the front and back

· To understand and follow basic water safety and survival skills

Outdoor Activities (KS2)

Pupils should be taught:

· To perform outdoor and adventurous activities in a variety of environments

· To face physical and problem solving challenges individually and collaboratively

At Lea Forest, PE will be taught through;

· Exposition (demonstration, explanation and instruction) by the teacher to the class, groups or individuals

· Practical activity and related discussion

· Co-operative group work

· Consolidation and practice of fundamental skills

· Opportunity to discuss and reflect on their work through a plenary

· Use of professional/qualified coaching to enhance current provision within school

· Links made to Every Child Matters and Healthy Schools

· Extended high-quality provision through after school activities making use of professional / qualified coaches

· Use of community facilities – local swimming baths, Sports Centres and Five - A - Side Pitches

· Regular participation in competitions at district, city and county levels

Central Coaching

Miss Lewis

Mr Carlton

The school employees Central Coaching to deliver PE lessons and extra curricular activities. Central Coaching are a team of professional, qualified and enthusiastic sports coaches who provide high-quality, progressive and inclusive programmes of sport, dance and gymnastics to schools and communities across the UK. The ultimate mission is to improve children’s and young adult’s lives through sport and physical activity.

Role of Central Coaches in delivering PE:

· To monitor and evaluate the PE curriculum throughout the school.

· To keep up to date with current good practice and with national changes within the PE curriculum.

· To assist the Headteacher and Governors in the development school Improvement.

· To support members of staff in the use of effective planning, assessment and recording systems.

· To maintain a high standard of PE teaching and ensure that PE keeps a high profile within the school, through sports activities and external support.

Freddie Fit Play Leaders

Role of our Play Leaders

Our Play Leaders are pupils that have been trained in a series of activities by Freddy Fit. They are then able to lead activities at lunchtime and break time on the playground and fields.

Freddy Fit also visits Lea Forest every term to work with every class and help support fit and healthy lifestyles.

Sports Premium

What is the sports premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. Starting from September 2013, and lasting until at least 2016, ring-fenced funding – only to be spent on sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s sport needs. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. You can find out more about how we spend our sports premium here


Long Term PE Plan 19-20.pdf

Updated November 2019