Reevy Hill Primary School

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Physical Education

Physical Education and Sports

at Woodside Academy




Respect - High Expectations - Resilience

"A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding 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." 

- National Curriculum September 2013

If you have questions about PE and Sports these are the teachers to contact:


Mrs Farrell - PE and Sports subject leader 


Mr McNulty- Sports coach and Kickboxing coach


Miss Phillips - Sports coach

Awards and recognition at Woodside Academy:





Woodside Academy Intent:


Physical education develops pupils physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes physical skilfulness , physical development and knowledge of the body in action. We hope at Woodside Academy that physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative , competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.

At our school pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, to improve their quality and effectiveness. Through this process pupils discover their abilities and preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.


Sporting Competitions

At Woodside Academy we pride ourselves on the commitment that we give to Physical Education & Sports. Our dedicated sports coaches and staff ensure that we excel in both our curriculum, competitions and events that we provide for our schools and other schools in the surrounding area. With PE & Sports being seen as a crucial part of the curriculum it allows our children to gain the knowledge, understanding and the tools that are needed to make informed choices about healthy living and how physical education can have a positive impact on their health and well-being.

Physical Development in EYFS

Nursery and Reception engage in PE lessons every week with our sports coach. They have time during their continuous provision to apply their PE skills and fundamental movements in their outdoor continuous provision.

Children can apply gross motor skills to gain control of their whole body through the continual practice of large movements, such as:

  • waving
  • kicking
  • rolling, crawling and walking.
  • Clap and stamp to music.
  • Fit themselves into spaces, like tunnels, dens and large boxes, and move around in them.
  • Sit on a push-along wheeled toy, use a scooter or ride a tricycle.

They can also practice their fine motor skill and can manipulate and control different materials and media.



Physical development in Key Stage One

Pupils at Woodside Academy continue to develop fundamental movement skills and become increasingly competent and confident.

Pupils are taught to master basic movements including;

  • running, jumping, throwing, and catching, as well as developing balance, agility, and coordination
  •  participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending 
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.




At Woodside Academy, we offer kickboxing sessions with a specialist coach during PPA sessions. The children have two hours of PE throughout the week, including one PE lesson, kickboxing session, and active break and lunchtimes. 

Physical development in Key Stage Two

Pupils at Woodside Academy 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.

  • use running, jumping, throwing, and catching in isolation and combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis]
  • 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.