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Physical Education


Physical Education

We believe that PE and sport are an integral part of a child’s development: our children thrive within Physical Education at Lakenham. We provide a well-balanced, yet broad, programme of physical education through gymnastics, invasion games, dance, athletics, striking and fielding games, net and wall games, outdoor and adventurous activities (including residential trips) and swimming. Throughout the year, the children have access to competition through the Norwich Schools Sports Partnerships.

This area of the curriculum fosters a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle, promotes co-ordination and develops body control. Participating in all physical education activities helps children to develop self-esteem and interpersonal skills.

Our children are able to compete in sports from a young age and the school regularly participates in local competitions. However, the children are always taught it isn’t just about winning but also showing that they can show resilience, co-operation, sportsmanship and determination.

Exemption from PE and swimming lessons is only permissible on medical grounds that have been discussed with the class teacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Children are expected to be dressed appropriately for PE as it is a matter of health and safety. They are required to come into school in PE Kit on PE days. All kit for PE should not have any brand names and can be brought from the supermarket.

Children should wear:

  • plain navy or black shorts or tracksuit and a white or blue T-shirt (not leggings)
  • indoor PE will be done in bare feet but children will require plain trainers for outdoor PE

When children are swimming, they are required to have a swimming kit in a bag.

  • Sun protection suits, one piece swimwear or swimming trunks. No bikinis.
  • A swimming hat is compulsory for Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 as they are swimming at the Hewett. They are optional for Year 3 who swim at Riverside.
  • Goggles are encouraged to be worn but not compulsory.
  • A towel.

PE Passport

At Lakenham, we have a child-centred approach and, as such, we use PE Passport, which has the child at the heart of all its planning. This system enables teachers to provide high quality teaching, exploring a balanced variety of skills and knowledge within a diverse range of sports and activities. Consequently, PE across the school is progressive and is evidenced and assessed against the criteria on PE Passport through the use of photographs, videos and professional judgement.

What does PE look and feel like?

  • All children can achieve the aims of the national curriculum through a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum.
  • A willingness of staff to adapt plans to meet the needs of individuals and groups.
  • A commitment from staff to develop children across different domains - physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally.
  • Children understand how to learn skills and knowledge and how to apply it.
  • Children experience a variety of traditional and ‘new’ sports.
  • Careful monitoring of the progress of individuals, groups, classes and year groups.

How do we teach it for all?

  • All children receive 2 hours of high quality Physical Education each week regardless of the weather or other external factors.
  • A commitment that all children are active. 
  • Inclusivity by putting support in for children of all abilities and needs in line with other subjects.
  • Children unable to take part are included by involving them in activities related to the lesson e.g. umpiring or taking photographs/videos.
  • A range of teaching styles and strategies to deliver the curriculum.
  • Children are offered different challenges e.g. 6 v 4 to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours.


Curriculum Coverage


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