Physical Education

We Learn, We Respect, We Succeed!

PE Curriculum Statement


At Brentnall Academy, we love Physical Education and sport! Through our curriculum, we ensure that children’s experience of PE is positive and motivating, with children learning how to lead healthy, active lifestyles and developing the necessary skills for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing that will positively impact them now and in the future. Our children learn that in order to be successful, you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.

A typical Brentnall Sportsperson will:

  • Be confident to try / learn new things
  • Work hard, be resilient and persevere
  • Have confidence in themselves
  • Respect and encourage others
  • Be a fair team player
  • Celebrate the success of themselves and others

We believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and a broad range of physical activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


All pupils at Brentnall, participate in two hours of high-quality PE and sporting activities per week, which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad range of skills and activities are taught. These sessions are either delivered by specialist coaches or class teachers during PE lessons. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure that all children develop the confidence, tolerance and appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. In KS1, pupils are given ample opportunities to develop their fundamental movement skills and extend their agility, balance and coordination. They engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities through games, physical literacy, dance and gymnastics. In KS2, pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching. These skills are incorporated into competitive games, performances using movement patterns and evaluations of their own and others’ work. Pupils communicate and collaborate with each other and develop an understanding of how to improve in physical activities. There are many opportunities across the year for children to take part in inter and intra school competitions, where children’s participation in sports are celebrated. Children in Year 4 – 6 attend swimming lessons where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m using a range of strokes.

In addition to PE in curriculum time, we provide opportunities for all children engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development, but also wellbeing. The wide range of sporting and active clubs that we offer include: horse riding, trampolining, basketball, dodgeball, cross country, football and boogie bounce.

To ensure that we give our children the best possible chance of achieving the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day, we encourage active playtimes through the use of playground leaders, sports coaches and use of our Active Mile track.


All children at Brentnall receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum, regardless of year group or ability. Teachers and sports coaches plan PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge that we have devised as part of our curriculum offer to ensure that all children access it at an age-appropriate level. Sporting competitions throughout the year ensure that all children have the opportunity to participate in a range of sports, both in and outside of school, whether that is at a competitive or non-competitive level. Our curriculum improves the wellbeing and fitness of our children, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.

Further Information

  • For information on the National Curriculum for Physical Education please click here
  • For information on our school’s Long Term Plans for Physical Education please click here
  • For more information on how Physical Education is taught within Early Years please click here

Remote Learning/At Home Activities

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