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Anston Park Junior School


Physical Education (P.E) Policy

Subject Leader: Mr Smith

Physical Education - National Curriculum

 Purpose of study

  • A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in
  • competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
  • Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.



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.

The link below outlines the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England.

PE National Curriculum (Key Stage 1 & 2)

Please note swimming will be taught during autumn/spring term to our year 5 children.


Key stage 2 

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

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught 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.

PE Curriculum Vision

Here is an example of what you would expect to see in our PE lessons

Long term curriculum map

Below is a copy and a link to our P.E long term curriculum map. This will let you know what sports children are learning across school.

Extra Curricular Opportunities


Anston Park Junior School is fully committed to providing extra-curricular sporting opportunities. These include:


  • Competition against other primary schools in a wide range of sports through local school arrangements
  • Friendly matches against other schools/group
  • A broad and balanced extra-curricular programme implemented by the P.E co-ordinator.

Our children also have the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity during lunchtime. Please see the doccument below for what you can expect from our "Active Lunchtimes."



Children at Anston Park Junior School also have the opportunity to participate in a daily "Wake up - Shake up" club as detailed below.


In addition to the "Wake up - Shake up" clubs. We also run a comprehensive and varied after-school sports program.  Throughout the school year, children will be offered the chance to attend a vast array of extra-curricular sports clubs. From themed clubs (Christmas Sports Club & Halloween Sports Club), to alternative clubs (Paralympic Sports Club & Giant Parachute club) as well as the ever-popular clubs (Dodgeball club & Cricket Club). Details are sent out weekly by the school office to sign up for the after-school clubs.

School Games Mark Distinction Award 2019-2020


We are so pleased to announce we have been awarded a distinction award from Yorkshire Sport for our ongoing commitment and achievement in the school games programme during 2019 - 2020.

We are so proud of all our fantastic sportsmen and sportswomen here at Anston Park!

 Also see the Sports Premuim page on our website. This shows how we intend to use extra funding to support our children.