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 and is delivered through the “GETSET4PE” scheme of work.  This is a whole school sport and fitness programme, which develops pupils’ fundamental movement skills assessing their progress and fitness from Early Years to the end of Key stage 2.

PE Days

Designated PE days for the Spring Term, each year group are as follows.








Year 1

Tuesday and Wednesday

Year 2

Monday and Tuesday

Year 3

Monday and Thursday

Year 4

Wednesday and Thursday

Year 5

Tuesday and Friday

Year 6

Wednesday and 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)

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. 

National Curriculum + 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).


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.
Due to the COVID pandemic, our Gold School Games Mark was carried forward and will be reassessed at the end of the current academic year.

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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