Physical Education (PE)

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We use Real PE as our PE curriculum which takes a holistic approach to developing a positive attitude to physical education and building active habits for a healthy lifestyle.

Curriculum Maps for each year group:








Active Play Time

Children in Y1- Y6 have a 15 minute play time in the morning and a 30 minute play time after lunch. During play times children are encouraged to be active. Sports and games equipment is available and daily games are provided in the Smooga pitch. Games markings are painted on the front playground which support active play including and active trail, hopscotch and twister.

There is also a Trim Trail and large climbing frame which classes can access daily.

As well as the two playgrounds and surrounding grassed areas, the school has a large playing field and a small wooded copse for further enhancing active, outdoor provision.


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.

To enhance our PE curriculum provision Burford Partnership of schools offer a range of sporting tournaments and festivals for each year group over the academic year. These provide both additional opportunities to develop a broad range of physical skills and allows children to compete through inter school tournaments.

Burford Partnership of schools PE Programme

Swimming Provision is a requirement for KS2. We offer additional blocks of swimming lessons from so children have the opportunity to build up their swimming skills over time throughout Key Stage 2. This is funded through our sports premium grant.

Swimming Programme

Autumn Term (10 week programme) Summer Term (10 week programme)
Year 5 and Year 6 Year 3 and Year 4
Burford Partnership KS2 Swimming Gala Summer term

We hold an annual Sports Day which combines competitive and team events. Parents and carers are invited along to this event.

A range of workshops and extra curriculum clubs offer further opportunities for pupils try new activities and to stay fit and active (some are funded through the sports premium).