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Physical Education

Here you can find information about our Physical Education Curriculum. 


At Leafield primary School, we aim to teach a high-quality physical education curriculum, which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Leafield offers many opportunities to compete in sport, inside and outside of school, and other activities to build character and help to embed many of our core values, such as respect, understanding, hope, and courage.


  • PE at Leafield Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; Invasion Games, Net & Wall Games, Strike and Field Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor & Adventure Activities and Swimming.
  • Children participate in two PE lessons each week, covering one sporting activity every half-term. Throughout the year, KS2 children use one of their PE sessions for a swimming session.
  • The Long Term PE Curriculum Overview sets out the PE Units/Activities which are to be taught each half-term throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. 
  • We use and adapt a Scheme of Learning from Complete PE to ensure planning, content and delivery is age appropriate. This scheme also ensures lessons, year-on-year, are progressive,
  • We assess children each term, which tracks progress throughout the year.
  • The emphasis of our PE curriculum is inclusion for all children regardless of sporting ability. We provide suitable learning opportunities for all children, including those with SEND. 
  • All children are taught by a qualified PE specialist.
  • Children in Years 3,4,5,6 attend swimming lessons for one term each year.
  • We promote both participation and competition through P. E and sport. We ensure all children experience competition at some level, individually or in a team, within lessons. 
  • We have a Sports House system and all children participate in Intra House Sports competitions, for one half-term each school year.
  • Children in KS1 and KS2 and SEND children also have opportunities to participate in the local Burford School Sports Partnership Inter School sports competitions.
  • Children participate in workshops/whole school events, sourced by school and delivered by outside providers, covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example, Street Dance, Tennis, BounceFit, and Yoga, providing children with an opportunity to experience new activities, learn new skills, improve their fitness and to try something new. 
  • All children in KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular sports activities throughout the year.
  • We offer a bi-annual Residential OAA experience for children in Years 5 and 6.
  • We have an annual inclusive House Sports Day, with the emphasis on participation and achievement for all. 
  • We use the local sports centre for lessons during the winter months to ensure PE is never missed and also to promote children's stamina.
  • The Year 6 children have received Sports Leader training, which means they can successfully coordinate lunchtime sporting activities for the younger children.


At Leafield Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is inclusive and progressive and allows all children the opportunity to acquire and develop fundamental knowledge, understanding, skills and techniques and apply these to a wide variety of different sports and activities. PE lessons are fun, enjoyable and challenging and all children can achieve, to the best of their ability, in a supportive, safe and stimulating environment.  Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise and activity for their physical and mental wellbeing. We aspire for all children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity, which hopefully becomes part of their future life outside Primary School. Children have opportunities to participate in sport after school and can also represent the school at sporting events from local to county level. IN PE, we also measure the impact by:

  • Regular learning walks
  • Pupil voice
  • PE Premium spend analysis
  • Analysis of participation at after-school clubs and partnership competitions
  • Assessment data
  • Photo and video analysis of children’s practical work