Robin Hood Primary School

"Success is in the journey, not the destination; we are all learners"

Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport at Robin Hood:

At Robin Hood Primary School, we recognise that Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport are integral to promoting a long-term healthy lifestyle, which is also enjoyable and fulfilling. We aspire to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competition sport. Competition and teamwork skills are of vital importance: through intra and inter-sport, we ensure children experience a wide-range of activities and develop their social skills. Through this culture, we aim to enhance wellbeing and physical health and ensure all pupils understand the importance of this. 

We want to provide opportunities for our pupils to become confident and physically literate in a way which supports their wellbeing. 

Our PE and sport aspires to build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills enabling each child to be the best they can be by:

-     Developing confidence, skills and knowledge.

-     Pursuing excellence

-     Being proud of achievements.

-     Promoting fair play and respect.

-     Educating children to improve health and wellbeing.

-     Providing quality opportunities for children outside of school time. 

We provide a broad and varied PE curriculum by teaching two hours of timetable PE each week: one indoor and one outdoor; this allows children the opportunity to develop and master fundamental skills. Year 4 also take part in weekly swimming lessons at Rothwell Leisure Centre. The skills learned in Foundation Stage are built on in Key Stage 1 and applied into a variety of games and activities in Key Stage 2. Further to their physical skills, we also teach children important personal skills through the Real PE approach to develop their core skills, such as balance, agility, coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. By following this scheme, we aim to ensure that every child leaves our school with the skills and confidence to enjoy physical activity throughout their life. 


Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport


Physical Education:

1. Children develop and apply fundamental movements within every lesson with the skills progressing through the school

2. Children are as active as possible throughout each PE lesson

3. Children are at the forefront and have a direct impact on their learning within lessons and through pupil voice. 

4. Staff have a clear understanding of the National Curriculum, through regular CPD (including staff meetings, Twilights and the use of expert external coaches) and individual year group progression of skills document.

5. EYFS lay a strong foundation focusing on fundamental movements, fine and gross motor skills. -Learning is differentiated to support the needs of every child. 

6. Swimming and water safety is taught throughout KS2 and extra opportunities are taken to continue to improve 25m swimming percentage in year 6.

7. Sports Premium Funding is spent effectively to develop a lasting legacy for PE & Sport for the children at Robin Hood.

8. Cross-curriculum links are made explicit through the whole school focus on outdoor learning and training (Science, Mathematics, History, Geography, KS1 topic themed PE)

9. Children develop a love of sport and continue to access later on in life.


Physical Activity:

1. Children are encouraged to be active throughout the school day both inside and outside of the classroom.

2. Staff understand the importance of activity for effective learning. 

3. Children become the innovators of their own activity and active play. 

4. Children feel grounded and sport becomes a support for physical and mental health and wellbeing.


School Sport:

1. School Sports Premium is used effectively to allow the school to be part of the Leeds Schools Partnership (Active Schools+). 

2. Children compete not only locally but nationally with events leading to regional representation. 

3. Offer accessible sport for low attainder and SEND, allowing participation for all.

4. Children compete in various events against their peers throughout the year (House Vs House/ Year V Year competitions). 

5. Offer a wide-range of after school clubs, which are based on pupil voice, targeting all children in school. 


Wider Community:

1. Families and the local community are more active with the support of the school. 

2. Wider school sport allows parents and the local community to spectate and participate where possible.  

3. Ensure the WELFARE of our local community (links to PSHE, SENDCo)

4. Ensure club links are made in the community to encourage participation in sport out of school.


Physical Education:

1. Teachers use REAL PE to support them in their teaching and planning. These documents are progressive, coherent and apply fundamental movement skills which are year group appropriate.

2. Children participate in regular surveys where their voice is listened to; this impacts the choices made for physical activity through school.

3. Formative Assessment is embedded through our PE curriculum. 

4. Children are assessed termly (both physical and personal skills are taught and assessed through school) 

5. Learning objectives are displayed in the hall to support learning so the children are able to see what they are learning and how to achieve this. Children are encouraged to provide individual and peer feedback in all lessons.

6. Children are given wider opportunities to build character and embed values through regular PE lessons, activities throughout the day, Intra-Sport competitions, residential and competitive school out of school.

7. Our Sports Premium Funding is used to increase the physical competency of staff and children and also provides staff with resources (REAL PE, IMoves) and high-quality equipment for a range of sports.

8. Children are provided with their full entitlement to Physical Education and teachers ensure that no interventions take place during this time.

9. Regular action plans, case studies, communication and pupil voice continues to monitor and improve Physical Education at Robin Hood.


Physical Activity:

- All our children take part in the Active 10 daily, children participate in Drop it and Move during lessons, lessons are encouraged to be as active as possible (CPD had taken place across the school for this and Quest R has been purchased), PE Homework bags for children to take home (see separate case study).

- Every half term, a year group is focused on ensuring they are accessing afterschool clubs. Less active children are highlighted and encouraged to live a more active lifestyle and the use of Sports Premium to pay for them to attend after school clubs. 

- Whole-school participation is tracked and vulnerable children are identified and targeted. 

- Afterschool clubs are provided with a wide range of sporting activities based on pupil voice: skateboarding, football, boxing, cheerleading, American football, orienteering, basketball, netball.

- Staff implement regular activity each day through active breaks using Go Noodle, Drop it and Move (see separate case study) and Quest R

- Active playtimes and Sports Leaders ensure physical activity is happening at lunch time. 

- As part of our School Travel Plan, children are encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school. Competitions are held, such as: ‘Race to Lapland’ (see separate case study)


School Sport:

- Children are provided with the opportunity to compete in competitive sport and represent the school; we continue to increase the percentage of children who are representing the school at a sporting event. 

- Intra-sport takes place every term through school to encourage competition and physical activity with a change in focus each time.

- All children have the chance to participate in competitions out of school

- Sports premium is used to buy into Active Schools and Leeds School Partnership to promote competition 


Wider Community

- Parents and families are encouraged to be involved in Physical Education at whole-school events and are invited to award ceremonies. 

- Provide opportunities for parents and the local community to spectate in competitive events through the Sport Partnership

- Use of sports board to share ‘Local Events and Clubs’

- PE Homework Bag to promote activity to our children’s families.

-Club links built in the community to promote PA out of school.


Physical Education:

-Demonstrate evidence of children: Personal and physical skills tracker, Physical Activity tracker, fitness tracker, data analysis, videos and photo dairies.

-Regular verbal feedback is given within lessons to praise and ensure children are applying the correct technique. 

-Children become stewards of their own learning and support peers to continue to improve and excel. Class teacher ensure this through T&L. 

-Understand the impact of Physical activity on their own body (linked to Science and PSHE topic). 

-Children develop a wider range of subject specific vocabulary (linked to English Action Plan 2019/20 about vocabulary). 

-Through the Physical Education Action Plan, Physical Activity Policy, Governors’ Reports, pupil voice and Sports Partnership group meetings, regular reviews can be made to explore the impact of any improvement initiatives.  

- Measurable impact of swimming through high (85% or above) swimming percentage over 25m and an increased competitive nature at sport competitions, in addition to a more children reaching swimming level 4 and above.

Physical Activity:

-Children become more active and continue to do so into adulthood. 

- Fitness trackers to show evidence of improved fitness levels.

- Children continue to lead active lifestyles and release the importance of activity to support learning.

- Children become more active during playtimes and are provided with opportunities take on leadership roles to encourage the next active generation.

- Children become proud of sporting achievements and want to be more active to better themselves.

- Children feel comforted, a sense of wellbeing and supported with any mental health issues.


School Sport:

-Children develop pride for Robin Hood and continue to compete in sport competitively and at a more elite level later on in life.

-Children explore and are engaged by a wider range of sport leading them to be more active and become champions of sport.


Wider Community:

-Families and parents attend more sporting events and participate with children. 

-Families participate in wider sport and become more active and healthier for the benefit of themselves and the children in their care.


It is our intent at Robin Hood Primary School to embed life skills that will positively impact our pupils now and into their future. We aim to deliver consistent high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach our children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values in sport.


Robin Hood’s pupils participate in two high-quality PE and sporting activities each week (one indoor; one outdoor). Our PE programme incorporates a wide variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to lunch time activities, in-school competition and competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils and families.


Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Robin Hood not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught personal skills needed to be successful and the importance of taking 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.


Our PE, PA and SS curriculum provides children with the opportunity to build on their physical development, provide new opportunities and help inspire them and build on their experiences on their cultural capital. We aim to build on their accumulation of knowledge, behaviours and skills that the children can successfully draw upon and which demonstrate their cultural awareness and competence. The key areas of coverage for the Physical Development area of Cultural Capital Development are many at Robin Hood:

- After school clubs which promote physical and emotional wellbeing

- Appreciation and love for sport

- Lunchtime afterschool clubs to focus on personal and physical fundamental skills.

- Cycling proficiency training in Year 6 and balance bike training in EYFS

- Road Safety

- Learning beyond the classroom and incorporating physical literacy across the curriculum 

- Celebration of sporting achievements 

- Break and lunch activities 

- Healthy Eating and lifestyles through healthy schools

Residential trips in Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6

- Intra-school competitions

- Inter-school competitions

-Walk to School Programme (Mode Shift Stars – Bronze Award)

- Sporting visitors

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