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PE at Moorcroft Wood 

Creating a healthy, active lifestyle whilst challenging children to be independent and respectful through their enjoyment of PE. We aim to give the children we work with the optimism and desire to achieve their goals.’


At Moorcroft Wood Primary School we are constantly creating links with local sports clubs so that our pupils can continue with a sport they enjoy when they leave school, or develop in a sport they have a talent in. By doing this we hope to create a lifelong love of sport for our pupils.




  • At Moorcroft Wood Primary School we have one full-time sports coach who has a passion for PE. Our sport coach teaches all children from Reception to Year 6. They teach weekly lessons which build upon prior learning, showing a clear progression of skills.
  • Through PE we encourage positive play. We expect the children to understand and follow the rules, both inside and outside the classroom, including playtimes and lunchtimes.
  • At Moorcroft Wood Primary School we try to install our children with a ‘will’ to succeed in all that they do. We create challenges for children to push themselves, and encourage competition in order for children to learn how to win or lose.
  • Every child is involved in structured PE time. This is split into our PE side of the curriculum and our games side.
  • Our PE lessons are broken down into skills so that every child is given the chance to try the skill and develop it at their own pace. By doing this every child feels valued during the session therefore making the lesson more enjoyable and engaging for all.
  • Effective questioning and the use of vocabulary is encouraged to communicate ideas.



  • In our EYFS and KS1 lessons we cover awareness games, rolling games, throwing and catching games, target games and communication games.
  • In our KS2 games lessons we cover invasion games such as football, netball, hockey, rugby, cricket and rounders.
  • All games lessons are designed and planned using four stages:
  1. The warm-up –These are based on the fundamental skills such as; basic movements, co-ordination, space awareness, agility, speed, body control, reactions and decision making. The activity, length and tempo of the warm up is dependent on the session that will be taking place.
  2. Try it – The children get the chance to play the game and try to learn from their own mistakes to improve their skills.
  3. Coach it – Once the children have tried the game, I will then step in to coach it and demonstrate the techniques needed before they play it again.
  4. Progress it – The session is either progressed to individuals or to the entire group/class.
  • At Beacon Primary we very rarely place the children into ‘matches’. This is because we do not feel that matches are beneficial to the class as a whole. For example, if we were to place a whole class into football matches the dominate footballers would come to the front and the less confident children would be left out.
  • All our games are based on equal opportunities, giving every child the chance to try the game and learn the skills. These games are based on certain aspects of different sports in order to break up the skills and develop them to their fullest.
  • The sessions are designed to teach the children key skills in fun and competitive games. We value the importance of learning the basic skills, before progressing into playing matches in the future.


Our PE lessons are structured lessons with a steady pace in order to reinforce key skills.

  • Gymnastics – During term one all children take part in gymnastics through PE. Key elements taught during this time are body control and presentation. KS1 work towards a routine they can perform while KS2 learn a different range of skills before placing what they have learnt in their own performance (Yr3/4 create a routine in pairs and yr5/6 create routines in small groups)
  • Dance – During term two all children take part in Dance through PE.  EY and KS1 explore movement through emotions while learning the tempo change in music before then learning a simple routine. Lower KS2 explore music by working in small groups to find a beat of a song and develop their own dance warm up before learning a routine. Upper KS2 learn a more complex routine before working in small groups to develop their own routines.
  • Athletics – During term three all children take part in athletics. KS1 take part in different skill based running games, whereas KS2 have the chance to try out all aspects of athletics.




  • Children make good progress which is in line with age related expectations and the NC.
  • Children’s individual abilities and talents in PE and sports shine.
  • The coaches high expectations in our school ensure our children reach their full potential in PE.
  • High aspirations, set children up for further study, work and a successful adult life.



      • Government guidelines state schools are responsible for 2 ½ hours of moderate to vigorous exercise per week. We provide all our pupils with;


  • Lunchtime activities
  • Structured PE lessons
  • After school clubs
  • Learning through active play (EYFS)
  • Federation competition


  • Teachers and coaches are given CPD opportunities through our Lighthouse Federation to develop their knowledge and skills in PE.





  • After school clubs- We offer a wide range of afterschool sports clubs to create opportunities and ensure children remain engaged in sports.
  • School Competitions – We enter external competitions in a wide range of sports. In addition, we host competitions for our children and children from the Lighthouse Federation.

Sports Day- We hold an annual sports day.

Parent workshops- We host parent workshops in order to educate parents about diet, sleep, inactivity and the long-term effects of these on a child’s health

Sports Premium Information.

The government is providing funding to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

This money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools


Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits