Physical Education

Breaking News! Lakeside are incredibly happy to share that this year we achieved the GOLD School Games award for the second year running.

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Intent of the PE curriculum at Lakeside

Our intent of the PE currciulum at Lakeside is for children to...

  • be physically active and demonstrate knowledge and understanding through physical activity.
  • engage in activities that develop cardiovascular health, FUNdamental movement skills, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.
  • develop independence through physical challenges, evaluating and modifying technique and consolidating sills through practise and repetition.
  • promote health awareness and the value of adopting a healthy lifestyle.
  • instil a sense of good sportsmanship and encourage active recognition of theirs and each other’s contributions.
  • develop leadership skills and self-awareness.
  • 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.
  • develop skills as a team player, including praise for others in the team and motivational skills.
  • recognise and follow relevant rules, laws, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities or events in practice and during competition.
  • 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.

Implementation of the PE curriculum at Lakeside 

PE is part of the National Curriculum. To support our planning and delivering of the PE curriculum we use the PE Hub resources. Children receive 2 hours of PE lessons each week. Our curriculum is progressive and skills and knowledge are built on each year. Within PE lessons, staff deliver lessons focusing on one of these key areas (click on any of them to view the relevent progression map): 

We have also included physical activities to broaden the range of experiences, expose children to activities that highlight that sport is accessible for all and promote a life-long learning and participation in sport and physical activities as well as developing fundamental movement skills.

Lessons include activities such as:

  • OAA
  • Yoga
  • Multi-skills
  • Forest School
  • Fitness

Athletics – All pupils take part in an athletics unit each year, focusing on the three key areas: running, jumping and throwing. Correct techniques for all areas are taught and a focus is placed on both team and personal competition within lessons.

Dance – Within dance, focus is placed on composition, performance and appreciation. Children respond to a range of stimuli to explore different movement patterns, performing with increasing confidence and developing their choreography skills.

Games – Pupils regularly focus on games units within PE lessons. Games encompass net, wall and court games; striking and fielding games; and invasion games. Within these units, we focus on a progression of key skills required such as throwing, catching, hand-eye coordination, batting and developing an understanding of tactics in game situations. Ball control, spatial awareness, shooting, marking and team work are also developed. A key focus within games is also on developing the cooperation and leadership skills needed to be part of a team.

Gymnastics – All children take part in regular gymnastics lessons. Focus is placed on flexibility, strength, technique, control, balance and sequencing. They work as individuals and pairs before progressing to group work by year 6. Children then develop their evaluation and feedback skills.

Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) – Children work both individually and as a team within OAA lessons. They cover three areas of physical activity: orientation, communication and problem solving. Pupils have to use logical thinking skills to complete tasks.

Swimming – Pupils in Y6 swim for a full term at Swimstars and Dolphins. They also have the opportunity to receive discounted lessons to continue their learning.

By the end of KS2, pupils are expected to:


  • 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 safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA)

Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity are all similar in that they are all part of physical movement. Physical Education (PE) is the planned, progressive learning that takes place as children’s curriculum entitlement. School Sport is the learning that takes place beyond the curriculum, such as after-school clubs and tournaments. Physical Activity encompasses all physical movement, including active lessons in other areas of the curriculum. At Lakeside Primary Academy, we are committed to the delivery of PESSPA and pride ourselves on the diverse opportunities available to the children.

Sport Premium

At Lakeside, we believe that Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) play a vital part in promoting social inclusion, healthy lifestyles and self confidence in our pupils. We want all children to enjoy sporting activities and continue to engage with these throughout their lives.

The government provides additional funding to improve PE provision and sport in all primary schools. This funding is allocated to primary head teachers and is ring fenced so can only be spent on provision of PE and Sport in school. The use of Sport Premium supports our commitment and delivery of PESSPA. School receive Sport Premium funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered.

This means that the premium should be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

Sport Premium funding must be used to make improvements based on the following key indicators:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

Our aim is to develop the quality and quantity of sports events and after school clubs, participate in intra and inter school competitions, as well as to raise the opportunities for pupils to try different activities whilst increasing participation in physical activities. Through sports and physical activities we aim to develop a greater awareness in pupils of health dangers such as obesity, poor diet and other factors which have a detrimental effect on health and well-being. We are working to give our children a solid grounding in sports whilst raising their understanding of the crucial role sports activity has in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

School Sport

A range of extra-curricular clubs are offered throughout the year. For example:

Multi-sports, Dance, Yoga, Gymnastics, Dance and Bike club

We are developing the amount of intra-school and inter-school competitions we participate in and ensuring that a wide range of children have the opportunity to take part. Some of the competitions we have previously taken part in are -

Tag Rugby, Athletics, Football, Cross country, Boccia, Basketball

Sports Week – Our annual Sports Week always proves to be a successful week in our school calendar. Every year, pupils take part in a range of sports and activities. Sports Week celebrates our continued focus on sport to support physical and mental health and well-being, culminating in Sports Day and whole school competitions. Pupils, staff and parents/carers give overwhelmingly positive feedback each year about these events. 

Break and lunch times –Time and resources have been heavily invested to improve play opportunities for our pupils. Competitive games and sports form part of this provision through our sports specific teaching assistants that lead different activities throughout the week. We also have specialist coaches who come in and lead lunch clubs for dance and yoga.

PE kit – Children can come to school in their PE kit on their PE days. Teachers publish their PE days on their class pages on the website.  Children are asked to wear a school PE kit, tracksuits are available to order or children can wear blue/ black leggings or joggers and a white T shirt. Trainers need to be worn for outdoor PE. During the colder weather a zip up jacket can also be worn.

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 Mrs Sutherill (who can be contacted through the school office). 

Examples of work from the PE Curriculum


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