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Physical Education



At Coppetts Wood we want all our children to understand the importance of, and have an enjoyment in, physical activity, as well as an appreciation of the importance of a healthy lifestyle which stays with them as they move forward in their lives. Through our curriculum provision we ensure children are exposed to a wide range of sporting activities, including net/wall games, invasion games, striking/fielding games, dance types, gymnastics and outdoor related activities and are given the opportunity to take part in different sporting events. We also recognise sporting talent and encourage children to develop existing skills by providing a challenging curriculum and competitive opportunities. We promote a healthy and active lifestyle within the community, encouraging parental involvement and children’s participation in clubs and competitions.



At Coppetts Wood School, children have two P.E. lessons a week.  All teachers follow a P.E. scheme of work called Complete P.E., which promotes the teaching and learning of skills within a range of activities. Units for every class are identified on a curriculum map, ensuring the children cover a range of different activities and skills across the key stages.   The Complete P.E. Scheme supports teacher’s subject knowledge with detailed videos and structured lesson plans. Across Years 3 and 4, children attend a weekly swimming lesson for a year in a local pool. Lessons are taught by a professional swimming coach and children are assessed at least termly.


The delivery of P.E. is supported by an external Sports Coach who works with teachers on a rotational basis. We also have a Sports apprentice who supports and promotes physical activity through clubs, playground activities and participation in lessons.


Opportunities for competitive sport are arranged regularly and in a range of sports to enable a wide range of children to have the opportunity to take part. This should embed an enjoyment in competitive sport and give children the opportunity to demonstrate sporting skills outside of the school grounds. We also provide a range of sport focused clubs and signpost children with particular talents to outside clubs.



Through our approach to P.E., teachers are confident in the delivery of effective P.E. lessons, teaching the progression of skills within a unit and monitoring progress half-termly. Children will be assessed on each P.E. unit on the Complete P.E. system, creating a picture of their physical ability and progress. This will inform teachers’  their future planning.  


We aim that across a year, 100% of children should be given the opportunity to attend a physically active club, regardless of opportunities outside of school hours. This is particularly important for our disadvantaged children and those who less active.


Through our P.E. and sports provision we hope our children will want to be active citizens and to participate in sport outside school and to carry this through into secondary school and beyond.




  • All apparatus is to be stored in the PE cupboard.  It must be replaced after use.
  • Teachers are responsible for overseeing the children putting out and putting away of all apparatus.
  • The PE cupboard should be left tidy and apparatus replaced correctly so that it does not become a hazard to others.
  • Pupils must be shown how to handle apparatus correctly.
  • Teachers need to check apparatus that children are using.  If anything appears worn or defective in any way, do not use it but inform the Site Manager (H&S Officer) the Head Teacher and PE Lead.



  • Children should wear appropriate PE kit following the school guidelines.
  • For gym and dance pupils should have bare feet.  Otherwise plimsolls or appropriate outdoor trainers are to be worn - not their everyday shoes.
  • At no time should pupils be wearing socks only.
  • Jewellery and watches must be removed for PE.



  • It is important that children respond quickly to the teacher.
  • If necessary children must be able to respond immediately to a request for silence, and leave apparatus quickly and safely.
  • Children should not be allowed to do what they like on any apparatus.  There should be a theme and a structure to each lesson.
  • At no time must a teacher leave children during a PE lesson, even if a sports coach is also present.
  • If a pupil is hurt, another pupil should be sent to inform the First Aider who will come and see the child.  Otherwise the child will seek out the First Aider, accompanied by another child.
Primary School P.E. and Sports Funding

The government has provided additional funding  per annum  to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary schools across the country. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport and have the freedom to choose how they do this.


School Games Mark - GOLD!

We have been awarded for the School Games Mark Gold Level for the second time! The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and participants who made our competitions possible. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. Special thanks to Ms Beharry and Ms Hancock, our PE leaders, John, who takes so many children out to competitions and Daniel, our Sports Apprentice.

Please find below some recommended websites that have fun activites

These websites have 10-minute energiser activities that can pick children up when energy levels have gone low.

Please see the Pupil and Sports Premium tab for more information on how we have spent the money and the impact.

Year 6 Swimming Assessment

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety  
Percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 78%
Percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] 79%
Percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 64%