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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, leading to life-long participation. 


All children participate in both indoor and outdoor PE. PE sessions ensure children are taught the necessary skills in all areas of PE. The school uses the Get Set 4 PE scheme to ensure progression of skills from EYFS through to Year 6 and works alongside Peterborough United's community coach to ensure our children experience high-quality physical education. We aim to promote participation, progress and performance through our delivery of well structured, progressive lessons.  As a school we acknowledge the important role that provision of high quality PE and school sport has on the whole school and the improvements that this can lead to. 


EYFS and KS1 children focus on being able to 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 develop these skills further and demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best. They also take part in outdoor activity challenges and swimming. 


Throughout the year, we offer a range of sport related after-school activities for all ages. We also value intra and inter-school matches to aid healthy competition!  As a school, we have strong links with many sporting clubs in our community and regularly signpost children to these to further develop sport specific skills and enhance positive interactions within the local area.


We encourage active learning within lessons, as a way of promoting additional physical activity in school. Through cross-curricular links we educate children on the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle, incorporating mental health and concepts such as fair play, respect and self-expression.


During break and lunch, the staff supporting children facilitate a range of physical activities.  All children have access to a skipping rope, alongisde other playground equipment, and are encouraged to challenge themselves to learn new skills and increase their stamina. 

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