Alfred Street Junior
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

PE is taught twice a week for 2 hours by a specialist sports coach who is contracted to the school. We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study and build up the areas of gymnastics, dance, swimming, athletics, and outdoor and adventurous activities. As a school we use the GetSet4PE work which develops the whole child and allows pupils to work on the fundamental skills as well as developing the social, emotional, and thinking concepts needed to be successful in PE. These concepts are further developed through a range of sports to apply them in a variety of engaging situations. Furthermore, we also develop our Outdoor Adventurous activity concepts through our Commando Joe (COJO) programme in addition to our Pe Lessons.

Children take part in inter-school competitions through our own cluster and district sporting competitions. Intra-school competitions are delivered by our Sports Crew and Sports Coaches at lunchtimes, as well as in lessons and as part of our own house competitions. 

Each year, the children build upon their prior knowledge and understanding and as an athlete become more skilled in the key concepts of:

  • Mastering and using the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing
  • Developing agility, co-ordination, flexibility, strength, and control
  • Performing a range of movement patterns
  • Applying suitable attacking and defending principles and the fundamentals of catching across a range of team/competitive games
  • Taking part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Swimming competently, confidently, proficiently, and safely using a range of strokes
  • Developing social, emotional, and thinking skills to improve performance

Our intention is that when they leave in Year 6, pupils will enjoy PE and be inspired to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. They will become physically confident in a way, which supports their health and fitness. They will have had opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed our core values of resilience, empathy, self-awareness, passion, excellence, communication, and teamwork. We want every child to strive to exceed their potential allowing them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.