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Brambles Primary Academy

Physical Education (PE)


At Brambles, we believe all children should have access to a high-quality Physical Education (PE) curriculum and PE should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum. We recognise and value the vital contribution that Physical Education makes to a child's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development and to their mental health and well-being.

Our PE curriculum aims to provide every child with learning opportunities that enable them to reach their physical, social and emotional potential and achieve their personal best. Our aim for the children is for them to become physically confident and to achieve the fundamental movement skills needed to be successful in a broad range of sports and physical activities. We want our children to build a firm knowledge of how exercise and activity affect the body and the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle now and for their future. Children will be taught how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.  

Through our Physical Education curriculum, children will express themselves physically, challenge themselves and others, cooperate, compete and take risks. They will develop resilience, empathy, confidence, determination and social skills – all vital for good mental health and wellbeing and hugely important in developing the ‘whole-child’.

It is important to us that our children enjoy PE and the physical activities on offer. We aim to inspire children right from the start and continue to build on this throughout their time with us and develop a life-long passion for being physically active.

As a school, we have invested in real PE, a scheme of work that we felt matched our vision and the needs of our children.

Real PE is a unique, child-centred approach that transforms how PE is taught engaging and challenging EVERY child. It is fully aligned to the new National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the fundamental movement skills of a child's physical development: agility, balance and coordination.

Alongside the physical skills real PE develops the whole child, it focuses on 6 key areas that we feel are essential in the development of children as they grow and learn. Personal; Social; Cognitive; Creative; Physical; Health and Fitness.


Please follow the links to find out more information about real PE:

You can find out more on their website and by watching some of the videos www.createdevelopment.co.uk or http://jasmineactive.com

Progression of Skill

Fundamental Movement Skills


Our Approach:

We aim to provide the children with at least 2 hours of fun, exciting and active PE lessons every week and to keep the children active and healthy every day with at least 30 minutes of organised physical activity a day.

One session of real PE will be delivered by class teachers and one sport-specific lesson delivered by specialist coaches, where children will apply the skills learnt through real PE in activities such as netball, basketball, hockey, dance, gym, fitness, and athletics.

PE Curriculum Overview 


Our curriculum will allow our children to develop the fundamental physical and holistic skills that enable them to be successful in the classroom and in later life.


Year 4 Swimming

Our Year 4 children attend swimming as part of the PE National Curriculum. Further Information about School Swimming in Kirklees can be found here