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Thomas Eaton

Primary Academy

All for Learning and Learning for All

Physical Education (PE)

We give high priority to PE activities, recognising their worth for improving and developing ability, skills, team work, confidence, independence and resilience. The children are taught to work on their own, with a partner and in a team. Being offered these experiences allows children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way that supports their health, fitness and well-being. 


All children participate in both indoor and outdoor PE. PE sessions ensure children are taught the necessary skills in all areas of PE: gross motor, gymnastics, dance and body movement and games. 


KS1 children are able to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They participate in team games, developing tactics for attacking and defending and can perform dances using simple movement patterns. KS2 children well develop these skills and demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best. They will take part in outdoor activity challenges. 


Throughout the year, we offer a range of after-school activities which include a range of different sports. We also value inter-school matches to aid healthy competition!


We encourage all children to take part in the Daily Mile, as well as active learning within lessons, as a way of promoting additional physical activity in school.