At Hunningley Primary Academy, we strive to create a culture both around school and the wider community, that aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. As a school, we provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, social and moral development. We have implemented a high-quality, inclusive curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel across all areas of physical education, competitive sport, and other physically demanding activities. It is rich, varied, imaginative and ambitious and meets the needs of individual learners but can easily be adapted for pupils with additional needs. Through regular formative and summative assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities, providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for pupils. 


Our approach to the Physical Education Curriculum is that it is specifically timetabled into our school day to ensure depth and rigour of the key vertical concepts. As a school, we have outlined the progression of all children throughout their time within primary education and the further development when the children progress into secondary education by identifying and implementing the links to Key Stage 3. The key concepts, principles and themes from the National Curriculum have been developed into a range of progressive skills through which the children are helped to grow and develop to succeed within both school and the outside world. This skill-based curriculum allows a creative way of teaching and learning, enabling us to deliver a more practical and engaging curriculum, which meets both the academic and pastoral needs of all our pupils. 


At Hunningley Primary Academy, we have developed an all-inclusive range of sporting opportunities, in school and in extra-curricular groups such as: football, rounders and multi-sports, that offer the children a wide-variety opportunities of to access sports that they may not have access to outside of school time. The PE curriculum at Hunningley Primary School provides children with a relevant, coherent, progressive knowledge of the fundamental movements, skills and the further links to health and well-being. These are explored through the lenses of our school’s ‘vertical concepts’: 

  • Dance 

  • Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) 

  • Games 

  • Body Management 

  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) 

  • Swimming 

  • Social, Emotional, Thinking (SET)


 Children are taught regularly by the external sports company, Primary Sports Coaching, who are qualified to deliver the highest quality physical education curriculum. The sports instructors deliver lessons from Reception to Year 6. The curriculum is further enhanced by the dedication to after school clubs and the idea of creating links and further implementation sporting tournaments with other schools in the area. Our Curriculum Lead and Sports Coaches will be giving the Year 6’s the opportunity to become play leader supervisors, where they will deliver sports activities at lunchtime, to the younger children of the school. As an active school, we aim to ensure that the children participate in active lessons outside of their regular PE lessons. This involves incorporating moments within lessons whereby the children can be active and further curriculum links will be created to other subjects within school and this is shown in the long-term progression maps. We follow the guidelines set by the national curriculum to ensure we offer a range of PE activities that allow each child to feel challenged and offer opportunities to progress further. 


Each year group in Key Stage 2 will attend swimming lessons for one term, usually in Year 3/4.  


Our Physical Education Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. Within lessons, there are opportunities for formative assessment, that is ongoing throughout each lesson. It judges progress and enables the teacher to make flexible adaptations to their planned teaching.  Through this regular ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities, adult support, thus providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for pupils and questioning skills.  

Through our Physical Education curriculum, we will be assessing children against the national curriculum where children can be assessed at: Working Towards Age Related Expectations, Working At Age Related expectations and Working Above Age Related Expectations that is known as Greater Depth.  


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