PE and School Sports at Linthorpe

‘We can only achieve our goals when our bodies and minds are healthy and strong’

 How do we approach PE at Linthorpe?

​PE is a statutory requirement of the National Curriculum and an essential contributor to the development of the whole child. Through a high quality PE programme pupils develop physical competence and confidence and are given opportunities to be physically educated and become physically literate. Through a combination of entitlement and choice of activity, the PE provision will contribute to the personal development, health and well-being, enjoyment, success and achievement of all pupils across the whole curriculum and beyond.

PE provides pupils with the opportunity to be creative, competitive and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils learn how to think in different ways and make decisions in response to creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to reflect on their performance, plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve the quality of their work.

PE helps pupils develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, officiating and coaching. Through high quality PE pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences and make informed choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.

Our PE Curriculum follows the National Curriculum Programmes of study. It is delivered through two schemes of work: GET SET 4 PE for EYFS and the "Rising Stars, Champions" for KS1 & KS2. Both schemes of work help develop pupils' fundamental movement skills whilst assessing their progress and fitness.


PE Days
Please ensure your child/ren attend school in their outdoor PE kit on these days.
Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Wednesday Tuesday Monday Tuesday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
  Wednesday Thursday Wednesday Thursday Friday Friday
PE Kit
Plain white, round neck t-shirt/polo shirt
Plain black shorts or black bottoms (weather dependent)
Plain black sweatshirt (this can be over-the-head or zip-up) or cardigan/school fleece (for colder weather)
Pair of trainers (not fashion trainers e.g. Converse)

As part of the EYFS statutory framework pupils are taught:

Physical development: this involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.


Key stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns

Key stage 2

Pupils should continue to 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. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis) and 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
Swimming instruction is provided within Year 5.
Pupils should be taught to:
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situation

Fitness week

Each year we hold a 'Health & Fitness Week’. As well as children across school getting involved in a wide variety of activities such as Skip 2bfit, cycling, hula hooping, dancing and obstacle courses. We also invited parents into school for traditional sports day events.

Extra-curricular Sports clubs

An extensive programme of extra-curricular school sport and activities complements our PE curriculum. This includes opportunities to compete at both intra and inter school level. The children enjoy the choice of a range of traditional activities including football and hockey as well as new, alternative sporting activities including boogie bounce and dance fitness.

Through our school council, children are given a choice of sport clubs they would like after school. All school sport, including after school clubs, are supported by our dedicated School Sport Organisers (SSOs).

Spring 2 Sports Clubs
Monday   Year 2   Boogie Bounce
Wednesday   Year 5  Boogie Bounce 
Tuesday   Year 4 Sports Hall Athletics
Due to Covid 19, we are unable to run a full timetable of after school sports clubs. Therefore, the children can access online clubs thanks to the  @YouthSportTrust. They are running for free on weekdays at 5pm. All you have to do is click the following link...


We are part of the Youth Sports Trust (YST), Middlesbrough Schools Sports Partnership and Acklam Sports Partnership. Membership of these means we take part in many festivals and competitions throughout the year at all stages of primary education.  They enable pupils to showcase their skills and further develops their confidence.

School Games Mark 
In June 2019, we were awarded the Gold School Games mark. This recognises and celebrates the quality of school sport provided at Linthorpe Community Primary School. Click on the link to view Linthorpe's page on the School Games website. School Games has important information regarding competitions and events in the area, as well as reports and blogs regarding the school's achievements and successes.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development 

SMSC forms an integral part of our PE curriculum:

Spiritual - Explore, creativity through producing gymnastic and aerobics routines, creating and developing own attacking and defensive set plays and tactics, reflecting and critiquing their own and others performances. Pupils are encouraged to question throughout lessons – WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW

Moral – pupils learn fair play, trust and team work in lessons, encourage good sportsmanship, respect equipment, facilities and the environment

Social – Through creating, a sense of community in lessons and clubs, interacting with the community and primary schools. Encourage pupils to recognise and respect social differences and similarities and celebrate success both in and out of school.

Culture – By gaining an understanding of different sports, use of international examples of different athletes and their achievements. In addition cultural engagement through the Sports for schools program with visiting elite performers both at school and in their own sporting environment.


Check out the links below for some useful PE resources and information:

School Games

Youth Sport Trust

BBC Super Movers

Cosmic Yoga

PE with Joe

Change for Life

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