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Dudley Wood Primary School and Pre-School

Physical Education


At Dudley Wood we intend to ensure children develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and PE so they have a positive and healthy physical and mental outlook in the future; they will develop essential skills like leadership, teamwork and resilience. Within each lesson, we strive to give every child the opportunity to develop skills in PE, consider the impact on their health and fitness, compete/perform and evaluate. It is also our intention to ensure that every child has access to at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.


Deepening Understanding

Every class from EYFS to Y6 follows the Get Set 4 PE scheme of learning which is based on the National Curriculum. Lessons may be personalised to address the individual needs and requirements for a class, but coverage is maintained. Activities are differentiated according to pupils’ needs enabling deeper understanding and further challenge for gifted and talented pupils, and support for other pupils.



At the start of lessons, children consolidate learning from the previous lesson. Lessons are differentiated using the STEP technique which allows the teacher to pre-teach skills.


Extra-Curricular Activities

In order to advance individual children’s physical skills in school and at home, we provide a range of after school activities and have links with external organisations to provide pathways for the children to continue sports and activities out of school hours.


Cross Curricular

PE is key in all subjects and skills such as co-ordination are needed in all lessons throughout the curriculum. Physical activity is encouraged in all other subjects as appropriate using activities such as treasure hunts and active maths.


Competitive Sport

House competitions are held in various sports throughout the academic year. 

Through the Dudley North School Games Organiser, children are able to participate in Level Two and Level Three competitions that lead to The Black Country School Games.  Pathways are provided for the children to take part in competitive sport outside of school.


Whole School Events

Sports Day takes place yearly

Bi-annually the whole school takes part in the Sports for Schools programme.


Professional Athletes

Opportunities are provided for children to meet professional athletes.  Events such as the Olympics and World Cups are celebrated in school and pathways are provided for children to pursue sport at a higher level outside of school hours. The Sports for Schools programme enables all children to meet a professional athlete.


The impact of PE will be measured in the following ways:


Pupil voice

Through discussion and feedback, children talk enthusiastically about their PE lessons. They can articulate why PE is being taught and relate the skills they acquire in this subject to real life purposes. Children show confidence and believe they can learn about a new PE sport/area and apply the knowledge and skills they already have in other sports/areas of the curriculum.


Evidence in Knowledge

Pupils understand the benefits of sport and physical education to their life. They know about different ways that the skills/lessons learnt in PE can be used to support their future potential.  Children can explain the skills needed for various sports and physical activities and how different skills can be applied across many disciplines.


Evidence in Skills

Pupils use acquired vocabulary in PE lessons. They have the skills to use methods independently and show resilience when tackling problems. Children show a high level of pride when performing in PE or representing the school. Their activity demonstrates their ability to recognise relationships and make connections between PE other curriculum areas.

Characteristics of a physically educated person

  • Participates regularly in physical activity
  • Is physically fit
  • Has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities
  • Values physical activity and its contribution to healthy living
  • Know the implications and benefits of being involved in physical activities
  • Responsible personal and social behaviour in physical fitness
  • Respect for differences in physical abilities among others
  • Appreciation of the opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction available in physical activity

Whole school overview