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I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but how they recover when they fall – Serena Williams

The school successfully provides a broad and balanced physical education curriculum.

This enables pupils to:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Stay physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Increase self confidence in working as an individual and as part of a team
  • Lead healthy, active lifestyles
  • Develop their knowledge of health and fitness.

Our balance of individual, team, co-operative, competitive and creative activities cater for individual pupils’ needs and abilities. The scheme of work is based on progressive learning objectives and key skills which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, provides stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities for pupils.

All children receive two hours of physical education a week. These lessons are delivered either by class teachers or specialist PE coaches, who have expert knowledge and are extensively trained in the areas of the curriculum they teach.

Key stage 1 (Year 1 and 2)

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, 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 (Years 3 - 6)

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, basketball, 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 and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming and Water Safety

Swimming is the only sport to be included within the national curriculum physical education programme of study. All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons in either Key Stage 1 or 2.

Each pupil is required to do the following:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
  • 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. 

Swimming lessons take place at Emanuel School, Latchmere Leisure Centre or Clapham Leisure Centre. 

The following swimming programme is in place:

  • Autumn Term = Year 6
  • Spring Term = Year 5/Year 3
  • Summer Term = Year 4