Physical Education

An understanding of the importance of being physically aware of one’s own body and abilities is paramount in leading a healthy and active lifestyle. We aim to deliver the building blocks of sport and physical activity to guide children into becoming active and healthy adults – most importantly, we want to show our children the fun and confidence building attributes that sport has to offer.

We use the Greenacre Scheme of work for our planning as we believe it is fun, challenging and well developed at delivering the aims of the National Curriculum.

Click below to find out what we aim to ensure for our children at Chapel Street:


We will provide opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children will also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing
  • know the importance for good health, of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing.

In Key Stage 1:

Pupils will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In Key Stage 2:

We will build on KS1 and pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges, both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Who is a Sports Leader?

Sports Leaders are children who have been selected due to their enthusiastic nature, love for sport and those willing to develop their confidence and experiences. Their duties include:

  • To manage and organise sports during lunch and break times.
  • To maintain and look after resources and order new resources when needed.
  • To include all children in physical exercise.
  • To identify children who may need extra support and help to develop their confidence.
  • To act as a Sports Council and a voice for the school which determines the direction our activities go and getting pupil feedback (Pupil Voice) by conducting surveys and meetings.
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Our Achievements

Sainsbury's School Games Mark 2017-2018 Bronze Award

Sainsbury's School Games Mark 2018-2019 Bronze Award

Sainsbury's School Games Mark 2019-2020 Bronze Award

Sainsbury's School Games Mark 2020-2021 Bronze Award

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Individual pupil achievements:

Former pupil Sophie continues to represent Great Britain in BMX racing and has competed in Canada and Belgium. When at school, her team won gold in the Mountain Bike Competition in 2015.

Former pupil Abrahim, who had never participated in sports until entering our school in 2015, now ranks in the top 10 in the country for under 18’s sprinting events and led the Olympic procession through Manchester in 2016. He achieved Bronze in the dodgeball finals when competing for Chapel Street in 2015.

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