At Woodcroft Primary school, we offer a broad and balanced physical   education curriculum which inspires all pupils to achieve and shine in physical activity. Our priority is for our lessons to be fun, practical and active with a focus on skills progression as the children move and grow through our school. Through our links with the wider community we instil the values of resilience, self-regulation, boundaries, focus, independence, and respect through a wide range of competitive and non-competitive sporting activities. These activities will promote a healthy lifestyle and   fitness alongside supporting emotional and physical wellbeing for all children. We encourage children to widen their interests by offering a variety of sporting opportunities throughout the school day: lunchtime clubs and extra-curricular activities provided by specialist’s coaches.



Woodcroft PE is taught by Specialist coaches as well as the class teacher. Children receive a minimum of two hours a week. This is alongside the extra-curricular and lunchtime clubs that are offered.

As part of the planning process, teachers need to plan the following:

  • A cycle of lessons which carefully plan for progression and depth with key skills
  • Ensure children are exposed to a range of invasion, striking & fielding, net & wall games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and swimming for KS2 across the academic year
  • A range of questions to challenge and deepen children’s learning
  • Trips and unique experiences that will enhance the learning experiences
  • A range of reading opportunities across the series of lessons linked to PE e.g. match reports, to promote a love for reading
  • Opportunities for children to work with specialist coaches
  • Develop children’s sporting attitudes
  • Opportunities for children to participate in positive competitions
  • Understand and develop knowledge of sporting rules across a range of sports




Our Physical Education Curriculum at Woodcroft Primary School is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against planned outcomes;
  • Collation of pictures and videos to evidence progression of skills
  • Pupil discussions about their learning
  • Half termly meetings with specialist coaches
  • An evaluation of learning through the assessment tracker for the key skills
  • Pupils are able to apply key skills in a range of sports
  • Pupils are able to present their sportsmanship attitude when participating in a range of sports
  • Pupils are able to participate and understand the rules of a range of sports

Whole Sch Progression PE