PE & Sport

PE is engaging in physical activity, competitive sport and learning how to live healthy, active lives..

Vision for PE (Intent)

Mayfield Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health.  We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We do this with the support of a scheme called GetSet4PE. We want children to have a developed understanding of the physiology of the body and how exercise impacts our long-term health and wellbeing. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. The skills are taught using four main categories which include, physical, social, emotional and thinking.

PE Subject Leader- Miss Lawlor

Long Term Plan

Key Vocabulary

National Curriculum Aims

The National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

How is PE taught and what does it look like at Mayfield? (Implementation)

· PE at Mayfield Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a wide range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.

· The long-term plan, which is based on the scheme, GetSet4PE sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.

· Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two aspects every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extracurricular activities. Morning clubs and lunch time activities are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs three evenings per week.

· Children will be given enough time to learn discrete skills and implement what they have learnt through games or performance.

· We encourage children to develop teamwork and leadership skills through practice and improving their sporting abilities and participating in team games.

· We aim to provide children with a specific and measurable skills within a lesson which are transferrable to different sporting disciplines. We encourage children to self and peer evaluate to assess their learning.

· We aim to provide a knowledge of health and fitness throughout all our lessons.

· Children in specific year groups are given the opportunity to attend swimming lessons throughout the year.

· We provide children with fitness sessions throughout the week.

· Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being.

· Each year a small group of children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children and help with organising sporting events.

What will my child leave Mayfield knowing, understanding and appreciating in PE? (Impact)

We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through precision teaching that is skills based, engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness and enjoy the success of participating in individual and team sports. Through precision teaching and assessment, we aim to build on skills and understanding across the school. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. We aim to nurture a lifelong enjoyment of sport and an understanding of how this contributes to a healthy lifestyle through the knowledge and skills acquired in PE.

PE Pupil Voice – What do our children think of PE at Mayfield? (Impact)

‘I like doing gymnastics on the climbing frame’.

‘I love PE lessons I find them really fun and inspiring because I like being active.

‘I like learning new skills.’

If we throw the ball higher it is harder to catch’.

‘I like doing the moves with my partner when we make sequences’.

Mayfield Primary School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.