Physical Education

Aims and Intent of the PE curriculum

  •           To be physically active, demonstrate knowledge and understanding through physical activity.
  •           To engage in activities that develop cardiovascular heath, FUNdamental movement skills, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.
  •           To develop independence through physical challenges, evaluating and modifying technique and consolidating sills through practise and repetition.
  •           To promote health awareness and the value of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
  •           To instil a sense of good sportsmanship and encourage active recognition of theirs and each other’s contributions.
  •           To develop leadership skills and self-awareness.
  •           To support the development of self- esteem though the development of physical confidence and help pupils to cope with both success and failure in competitive and co-operative activities.
  •           To develop skills as a team player, including praise for others in the team and motivational skills.
  •           To recognise and follow relevant rules, laws, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities or events in practice and during competition.
  •            To engage in a variety of competitive physical activities whether it be in PE lessons, lunch, inter-school, intra-school and organised sporting events from outside agencies.

How is PE taught at Lakeside?

At Lakeside Primary Academy, all children have access to weekly PE lessons. Pupils have full access to the Physical Education National Curriculum which is differentiated to meet pupils learning needs and styles.

PE is taught by class teachers using plans from the PE Hub, which are designed to be challenging and appropriate to each pupil’s stage of development, whilst supporting and extending teachers subject knowledge. A specialist Sports HLTA was available to help staff during the implementation of the PE hub plans for understanding, development and support when using the plans. Through using the PE Hub we can ensure that our PE lessons allow children build and expand on previous skills and subject knowledge throughout their time at Lakeside.

PE lessons and skills are also taught through weekly ZEST lessons where children have opportunities to experience and participate in a variety of activities to support their mental health and wellbeing, encourage life long participation in physical activity and participate in the Outdoor and Adventurous Activies unit of work.


What PE Knowledge is taught at Lakeside? 

Each year the key PE knowledge builds on learning from the previous years.


In KS1 Children have the opportunity to master basic movements, participate in simple team games and perform dances using simple movement patterns.
  •        Basic movements – covered in PE Hub units – Run, Jump and Throw, Hit, Catch and Run, Send and return as well as through Gymnastics.
  •         Simple team games - covered in PE Hub units more specifically - Attack, Defend and Shoot.
  •         Perform dances - all staff have had CPD with specialist coaches to be able to deliver the PE Hub plans.

In KS2, children will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They have opportunities to collaborate and compete with each other. They begin to develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own and others success.

Children in Year 5 will participare in Swimming lessons at Swimstars and Dolphins Swim School.

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How do I find out more information the PE Curriculum?

If you have any questions about this area of the curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher initially or to Miss Clarke (who can be contacted through the school office). 


Summer of Sport!

As the weather improves, it gives us all more opportunities to get outside and get active! This summer at Lakeside, we will be following, finding out about and trying out as many different sports and sporting events as possible through our lunches, breaks and especially, Lakeside Primary Academy’s sports week!

 Football - UEFA Women’s Euros – 6-31 July.

The European Women’s Football Championship is the main competition in women’s association football. It is held every four years. The women’s national football teams from each of the qualifying countries compete in this championship to win the Women’s EURO Trophy. This year, England will host the 2022 European Women’s Championship, with games being played all over England. Some as close to us as Sheffield. The England team will be joined by teams from 15 other nations across Europe to compete and become crowned champion.

To find out more go to:

Commonwealth Games – 27th July – 7th August

This year, the Commonwealth Games are being held in Birmingham, England from 27th July to the 7th August. The Commonwealth Games is the third largest, international sporting event after the Olympics. Just like the Olympics, a different country is selected to host the games every 4 years and hundreds of athletes from all over the world attend to compete. This year, 72 nations will compete in 20 different sports. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will have the largest female and para sport programme in history, with more women’s events than men’s for the first time ever. The Commonwealth Games values are humanity, equality and destiny. During sports week, we will be learning more about The Commonwealth Games and take part in some of the sports, including the para sports, that you can expect to see.

To find out more about the Commonwealth Games or even buy some tickets

Tennis - Wimbledon 27th June – 10th July

 Wimbledon is the world’s oldest tennis tournament which is still played on grass courts. US Open champion Emma Raducanu will be the centre of attention with her recent successes but other Britons Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans could also make for exciting entertainment.

Wimbledon traditions:

Wimbledon has ball girls and boys who play an important role in the tournament. It is not easy to be chosen for this role though as they have to face a number of written and physical tests before they are chosen.

Dress code – All Wimbledon tennis players have to wear all white clothing.

No advertising or sponsorship can be seen around any of the courts.

Royal Family – members of the royal family often spectate at |Wimbledon, players are required to bow or curtsy if the Queen or Prince Charles are there.

For more information:


Golf -  The Open –St Andrews, Scotland – 14th – 17th July.

This year The Open will be held in St Andrews, which is also known as the home of golf. It will be the 30th time that St Andrews has hosted the open in 150 years. St Andrews is a links course, which means it is an area of coastal sand dunes and sometimes to open parkland.

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Don’t worry – when summer is over, this year’s winter sports line up is just as exciting!

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