Physical Education

Primary PE


Year 2, Year 3, Year 6 (Mrs Jowett) and Year 5 (Mrs Riley)


Year 1 (Miss Lapointe), Year 2, Year 4 (Miss Lawson), Year 5 (Miss McNally) and Year 6 (Mrs Jowett)


Year 1 (Miss Poirier), Year 3 (Mr Burns), Year 5 and Year 6 (Miss Plastow)


Year 1 (Miss Poirier), Year 3 (Miss Griffiths), Year 4 and Year 6 (Miss Plastow)


Reception (from October), Year 1 (Miss Lapointe) and Year 4 (Mrs Bedford)

Please make sure that your child always has outdoor kit as well as indoor, please ensure that they have their trainers with them. Their kit should be taken home each day.

If your child forgets their kit they will be offered a clean one from our PE stock.




The purpose of Physical Education at Bradford Academy is to develop our learner’s physical, social and thinking skills, along with promoting awareness of a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum provides opportunities for all learners to participate in a wide variety of physical activities and sports over the course of each academic year.


Bradford Academy use a unique curriculum, developed over many years that builds on the statutory guidance to provide a well-rounded developmental experience for all learners. Through term 1, Key Stage 1 focus on fundamental movement skills (FMS) whilst Key Stage 2 participate in invasion games. All children do gymnastics and dance in term 2. In term 3, both key stages take part in athletics, striking and fielding (cricket, rounders, etc.) along with net and wall games (such as tennis). Key stage 1 will use these to focus again on the FMS they need to develop.


Children take part in two PE lessons weekly and also have the opportunity to be involved in various extra-curricular sports clubs and competitions through the academic year.  The nature of delivery and the curriculum allows pupils to revisit the concepts they have learnt previously as they move through Bradford Academy. They develop the key physical, social and thinking skills along with developing strong values (in line with the Olympic values) to provide a consistent and well-rounded approach to develop the whole child.


Physical education in English schools: Statutory guidance 2013:

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

Policy and Assessment

The assessment of Physical Education at Bradford Academy is taken through observations and SLT visits to PE lessons. Whilst there are no formal examinations in Physical Education in primary school, progress is logged internally to ensure children are making adequate progress and next steps are identified.


NHS Change4life – Information on the change for life principles that are implemented in Bradford Academy

Go Noodle – Dance resource used in classroom to promote active lifestyle and improve concentration

Youth Sport Trust  – Youth sport trust home page

BBC Get Inspired – BBC get inspired homepage

I Movement – Daily Activities to keep yourselves fit

Premier League Primary Stars – Premier League Primary Stars Free Learning Activities

Staff are well trained and regularly monitor children’s progress to ensure that they are engaged in activities that develop their skills and help them grow in confidence. Staff provide many and varied opportunities for children to develop their speech through careful questioning and a range of interesting activities. Children are safe and happy and play well together.

Ofsted 2017

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