St Martin’s CE Primary
Physical Education Policy
Review Date: October 2011
Approved by the Governors: October 2011
Physical Education Policy
The Physical Education programme at St Martin’s Primary School has been devised to
ensure that all pupils benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum which is progressive,
stimulating and challenging.
The school has adequate facilities and resources for in school activities and also extra
curricular sports. The school values Physical Education as a means of influencing long term
health and appropriate attitudes and behaviour, alongside the development of physical
skills and competence.
Aims for Physical Education
1. To develop physical skills and improve body awareness.
2. To develop creative skills, aesthetic awareness and appreciation of physical movement.
3. To provide responsible attitudes and a knowledge and appreciation of the principles of
4. To develop an understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health.
5. To develop personal qualities of self-esteem and self-confidence.
6. To provide opportunities for children to work co-operatively and to develop inter-
personal and communication skills.
Areas of Activity
The areas of activity which the children pursue in each Key Stage are as follows:
Key Stage 1
2 Gymnastics Activities
Key Stage 2 (5 areas to be chosen from the six)
2 Gymnastics Activities
4 Swimming (Pending financial year)
5 Athletics Activities
6 Outdoor Adventurous Activities (Residential Trips)
Equal Opportunities and Special Educational Needs
St Martin’s follows Oldham’s Equal opportunities guidelines. Children have equal access to
all aspects of the National Curriculum and are taught in ways appropriate to their abilities
and in contexts suitable to their age.
Key Stage 1 120 Minutes
Key Stage 2 120 Minutes
Storage of Equipment and Resources
P.E. equipment is kept in the hall and designated P.E storeroom, resources for dance are
in the staffroom.
As in other curriculum areas, teacher assessment is summarized at the end of each school
year in the annual report to parents and for the following teacher.
At the end of Key Stage 2 each child should be assessed against the 10 High Quality
Outcomes provided by the DCSF, these will be passed onto the next school.
Children who are working towards their expected level of achievement or those working
beyond it are noted to inform future planning.
Extra Curricular Activities
There are a wide range of extra curricular activities offered in P.E.; these are intended to
enrich the opportunities offered to children both at competitive and non-competitive
Cross Curricular Links
Physical Education is a valuable tool in raising attainment and achievement across the
curriculum but particularly in Literacy and Numeracy. It improves pupil’s emotional and
physical well-being which has a positive effect on their concentration and learning. It can
also make a significant contribution to cross curricular development through
communication, ICT and personal and social skills. Links have been developed further by
the use of an outside agency to deliver Football & Literacy, Football & Numeracy and
Football & Science in Key Stage 2 and Football & Literacy in Key Stage 1.
HEALTH AND SAFE PRACTICE RELATED TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION
At St Martin’s the health and safety of our children undergoing physical activities is of the
utmost importance and an agreed policy throughout the school ensures that the children
should be taught to:
- be concerned with their own and other’s safety in all activities undertaken;
- understand the importance of warming up for, and recovery from exercise, thus
- lift, carry and place equipment safely and in the way taught;
- adopt good posture and the correct use of the body at all times;
- appreciate the need for good personal hygiene;
- understand why particular clothing and footwear is worn for different activities;
- understand the importance of removing jewellery to prevent injury to themselves and
- respond readily to instructions and signals within established routines and follow the
relevant rules and codes.
Jewellery should not be worn (earrings should be removed on a P.E. day) if necessary the
teachers will tape as an emergency measure.
Long hair should be tied back.
For indoor work all children should have bare feet, bare arms and bare legs.
Children should walk to the hall in their footwear and then remove them (Key Stage 2)
Children should all wear suitable attire for P.E. consisting of a pair of green shorts and a
white T-shirt tucked in (for both key stages).
For Key Stage 1 the above clothing and a pair of pumps will be suitable for outdoor
For outdoor games lessons at Key Stage 2, more substantial footwear is needed, such as
trainers (football boots are useful). Also it is suggested that children wear a dark coloured
tracksuit for outdoor physical activities.
Children should change back to their school uniform at the end of their lesson and also
Role Of The Co-ordinators
To liaise between Key Stages.
To provide guidance and support in the teaching of Physical Education
To be aware of the needs of newly qualified teachers, temporary staff and staff new to
To organise storage and check safety of equipment.
NB: It is important that all staff take responsibility for checking the condition of P.E.
apparatus and equipment and supervise the return of all items to the storage areas
In consultation with colleagues, organise the purchase, replacement and updating of
resources and maintaining an inventory of equipment.
To attend and/or recommend to others, appropriate Inset Training.
Monitoring Physical Education throughout the school.
To lead development of policy and scheme of work.
Review of Physical Education policy
The policy should be reviewed every two years..
RESOURCES FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Teacher reference books for the different aspects of Physical Education are stored centrally
within the staff room. They include the following:
1. Persil Finfit National Curriculum Resource Pack for Physical Education at Key Stages 1
and 2 Sportsmatch
2. Safe Practice in Physical Education
British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in Physical Education. Approved by DES.
1. Games for Key Stage 1 and 2 - Val Sabin
2. QCA- Games for Key Stage 1 and 2
3. The Bananery Games for Key Stage 1 and 2
4. Top Sport for Key Stage 1 and 2
1. Gymnastics for Key Stage 1 and 2 - Val Sabin
2. Top Gymnastics for Key Stage 1 and 2
3. QCA- Gymnastics Key Stages 1 and 2
1. Dance for Key Stage 1 and 2 - Val Sabin
2. Top Dance for Key Stage 1 and 2
3. Let’s Move – Reception/Year1
4. Kids in Action- Val Sabin (Reception)
5. Time to Move- year 2
The school has a large collection of tuned and untuned percussion instruments that can be
used to provide sound stimuli.
1. The Bananery Games for Key Stage 1 and 2
2. Primary Schools’ Athletics Guidelines SMBC
OUTDOOR AND ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES RESOURCES
1. Safety in Outdoor Education- Procedures, Recommendations and Guidelines SMBC
2. Top Outdoors for Key Stage 1 and 2.