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Elvetham Primary

PE & Sport


PE & Sport

At Elvetham Heath Primary School our aim is to ensure that we promote and deliver a curriculum enriched in sporting activities, and opportunities for children to live healthy lifestyles, have opportunities to take part in many and varied sporting activities, and compete with other children from within the local and wider community.

We offer an excellent Physical Education curriculum that encourages all pupils to develop in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We pride ourselves on being inclusive to all of our pupils, ensuring that we provide opportunities for every child to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Not only do we provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities but we help to embed the school virtues, of respect, responsibility, honesty, perseverance and kindness.

Children’s physical and emotional well-being is paramount at EHPS and we aim to encourage every child to believe in themselves, no matter what their ability. We celebrate achievements no matter how big or small and ensure that children feel valued and can build their feelings of self-worth.

We have specialist sports coaches teaching certain aspects of the curriculum. This year we are looking forward to learning tennis skills in Year 1, cricket skills in Yr 2, football skills in Year 3, Year 4 are going to be learning Bollywood Dance with a specialist dance teacher. Year 5 have cricket to look forward to whilst Year 6 will be learning all about the sport of tchoukball.

Year R

Year R teachers target the skills from Development Matters through physical challenges in the environment and interactions from adults. The area of learning and development is Physical Development: Moving and Handling and Self-Care.

PE is taught weekly by PPA staff who teach the children fundamental skills in balance, gymnastics, athletics and multi-skills.

Every Friday the children participate in 'Physical Friday'. This is where teachers model social games, ring games, turn taking and practise the skills they have been learning in their PE lessons.


Class teachers introduce outdoor PE to the Year 1 children with the learning objective of developing the basic skills of sport. In Y2, outdoor PE is taught by one of our PE specialists, Steve Mannion, who builds on the basic skills taught in YR & 1 leading to their application within specific sports.

Physical Education in Key Stage 1 focuses on: 

  • mastering basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination.
  • participating in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • performing dances using simple movement patterns. These are mostly taught through the topics that the children are learning about.Aims

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

We aim to have KS1 children experiencing competition styles through attending festivals of skills which we both host and attend at various locations. These include multi-skills events, indoor cricket, netball and football.

Attainment Targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.


PE is taught as a whole class by the class teacher (indoor PE) or with a specialist P.E. teacher (outdoor PE).

Physical Education in Key Stage 2 focuses on:

  • running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.
  • playing competitive games, such as football, netball, cricket and rounders, and applying basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, through gymnastics and athletics.
  • performing dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • taking part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges, both individually and within a team.
  • comparing their performances with previous ones to achieve their personal best.
  • learning a range of swimming strokes and developing confidence and safety in the water.


There is a condition for schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are meeting the National Curriculum requirement in swimming. Swimming lessons take place for children in Year 5 during the Summer term.

The National Curriculum states that ‘Children should be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.’

Due to unprecedented circumstances (COVID-19) and swimming pools being closed, this data was not collected.


91% of pupils were able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters and use a range of strokes effectively and 87% performed self-rescue in different water-based situations.


87% of pupils were able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters and use a range of strokes effectively and 86% performed self-rescue in different water-based situations.