Cradle Hill Community Primary School

PE at our School  

At Cradle Hill Community Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that innovated, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities and opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, self-esteem, attitude to learning and achievement of all our children.

Physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of children; through participation in sport and physical education, the children learn more about key values such as collaborations, partnership working, fair play and respect for themselves and others. There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s health, growth and development.

Sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing. At our school we aim to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.

Physical Education

Key Stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities (both against self and against others), in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns

Key Stage 2

Pupils should 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 should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example, badminton, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (for example, through athletics and gymnastics)
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor activities both individually and within a team
  • Swim confidently, using a range of strokes
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate to achieve their personal best

How are we spending our funding:

  • Buying into the local sports network, to increase participation in inter-school competitive sport and establish links with other primary and secondary schools
  • Procuring quality assured professional training for all staff to increase confidence and competence in teaching PE and Sport
  • Providing opportunities for staff CPD
  • Purchasing equipment to provide wide range of physical activities at lunchtimes and playtimes
  • Specialist coaches providing quality first teach in specific sports
  • Opportunities for children to attend competitions 

Extra-curricular opportunities

We also offer a variety of extra-curricular opportunities:

  • 1Mile-A-Day
  • Afterschool clubs
  • Competitions (interclass and interschool)
  • Experience Days

Further aims:

  • Continue to increase participation throughout the school
  • To continue to build on the relationships with outside providers and sports coaches
  • To continually promote a healthy school and a healthy lifestyle through Physical activity.

Hope Powell Q&A 26/10/20

So far this year..

Tag Rugby Year 1 - 6 with Kevin from Seaford RFC

Sports Cool delivering sport specific sessions Year 1-6

AITC Primary Stars

First Aid Training KS2

 What you can do at home

Go Noodle

BBC Supermovers

Family walks/runs


Bike/Scooter Rides

Joe Wicks Workouts

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Just Dance Clips

Real PE at Home