From the Physical Education (PE) provision we intend for all children to be:

  • inspired to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities
  • physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness
  • competitive in sport and build character whilst embedding values such as passion, determination, respect, self-belief, teamwork and honesty.

Our curriculum objectives are 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

The curriculum ensures the following is achieved by the end of Key Stage 2:

  • to apply and develop a broad range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
  • to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.
  • to develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
  • to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres (using a range of strokes effectively, and be able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations)


PE is taught by specialist PE teachers, class teachers and teaching assistants. Every child in the school has a minimum of two hours of PE each week, with KS2 having a further 30 minutes of swimming.

PE lessons may be taught inside in their classroom, the computing suite, one of our two halls, outside in one of our facilities or at Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre.

All children must wear their full Adderley kit to enable them to fully take part in the lesson. Children in KS2 attend school on their PE day wearing their PE kit. Monday – Year 4, Tuesday – Year 5 and Thursday – Year 6.

EYFS to Year 6, progress from fundamental movement skills to sports based activities in line with the National Curriculum suggestions.

For KS1:

  • 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.

For KS2:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • 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.


At the end of each academic year the children will have covered six units of work (KS2 also cover swimming). Each unit is revisited later in their time at school and built upon. At the end of each unit the children are expected to have developed a range of skills and be able to put these into practice in games, sequences and dances. The children build on previous learning and link their new learning to other areas of the curriculum, especially PSHEC, English and Maths.

KS2 children all attend swimming lessons. Our aim is for all children to swim competently over 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively and have the ability to perform safe self-rescue in water.

All children have the opportunity to take be involved with after school clubs which are from a variety of different sports. This allows children to gain any extra support or to give further challenge.

We are part of the School Games initiative. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school.

Our achievements:

Gold (2017 – 2018 and 2018 – 2019)

Silver (2014 – 2015, 2015 – 2016 and 2016 – 2017)

Bronze (2013 – 2014)

Throughout the year there are many inter and intra school competitions for children to take part in. An example of a typical pupil offer is shown below.

Year Group Visits (Off site) Visitors (On site) Residential Visits Extra-curricular clubs (Autumn 1) Intra-School Competitions (Autumn 1) Inter-School Competitions (Autumn 1) Specialist Curriculum Days
EYFS 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 / 4
Year 1 3 1 0 3 2 3 / 4
Year 2 3 2 0 3 2 3 / 4
Year 3 4 1 1 8 2 1 3 / 4
Year 4 3 1 1 10 2 3 / 4
Year 5 4 1 1 9 2 2 3 / 4
Year 6 3 1 0 6 2 3 / 4