Greenfield Primary School

Physical Education



At Greenfield Primary School, physical education is an integral part of our curriculum that is inclusive and engages all pupils. Children develop the knowledge, skills and competence to excel in a broad range of sports and physical activities in a safe and supportive environment. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enables all children to achieve their personal best. Children participate in competitive sport and we teach them to do their best and display good sportsmanship.  We aim for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives. Swimming is an important life skill, we aspire for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres.


  • The long term plan 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.
  • Children participate in high-quality PE lessons each week covering two different sports/skills per term.
  • Teachers use and adapt planning and resources to ensure lessons across years show progression.
  • Classes follow the PE overview to ensure pupils participate in a variety of sports.
  • Children are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitive sporting events within the local area.
  • Children participate in walking or running a mile every day
  • Children attend swimming lessons in Year 4 and continue until they can swim 25 metres or more
  • We provide children with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities that are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s physical activity.
  • All our classes have their own sets of outdoor games/sports equipment which encourages them to be active at playtimes and lunchtimes


At Greenfield Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise.  We hope children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school. All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson. Year 6 pupils leave school with the skills to self-rescue in the water and swim 25 metres competently.

Please also see our PE and Sports Premium Page (via Key Information)


For further information please click here to see the National Curriculum Document



Year One and Two P.E.   A  
Autumn term    1    Spring Term     1  Summer Term   1
Gymnastics  Gymnastics  Games  Striker/Fielder 
Games Throwing/catching  Dance Colour and Mood   Games Circle/ Net wall 


Year One and Two P.E.   B  
Autumn term    2  Spring Term     2 Summer Term   2
Gymnastics  Gymnastics  Games  Striker/Fielder 
Dance Magic Toys   Dance At the Seaside   Athletics   


Alternative Units

Dance  Animals,   Life Cycles,  Weather and Season



Year Three and Four P.E.  A  
Autumn term    1  Spring Term     1 Summer Term   1
Invasion Games Basketball   Dance Tudors    Athletics
Outdoor/Adventure     Gymnastics     Striker/Fielder 


Year Three and Four P.E.   B  
Autumn term    2  Spring Term     2 Summer Term   2
Gymnastics  Invasion Games Football  Net / Wall  Tennis 
 Dance Divali  Outdoor/Adventure   Athletics   


Alternative Units

Dance In the Playground ( Victorian Dance)             


Year Five and Six P.E.   A  
Autumn term    1  Spring Term     1 Summer Term   1
Invasion Games Basketball   Gymnastics  Striker/Fielder   Cricket
Outdoor/Adventure Orienteering  Dance Net and Wall Tennis


Year Five and Six P.E.   B  
Autumn term    2  Spring Term     2 Summer Term   2
Invasion Games  Hockey   Invasion Games Football  Athletics   
Gymnastics                                      Dance The River  Striker/Fielder Rounders 


Alternative Units

Dance   Life on the Nile (Egyptian Dance) At the Olympics (Greek Dance) 

During the Blitz  ( Britain since the 1930’s)

Outdoor Ed    Orienteering Unit 2 ( To use if an off site environment is not available )