Physical Education

The PE Curriculum at South Street

PE Curriculum Aims

The National Curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • lead healthy, active lives.

We believe that sport and physical activity is vital in the development of our children. High-quality and inclusive physical education plays a key role in the physical and mental health of our children and develops their confidence, communication and collaboration skills as well as promoting the key attributes of South Street Community Primary School.  From the start of their time with us in nursery, we teach our children the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and as they move up the school, our aim is to embed an enjoyment of and involvement in sports and physical activity that lasts for life.

All children can succeed in our PE curriculum and scaffolding, support and adaption alongside high expectations make it fully inclusive. Our aim is to engage as many of our children as possible in the widest range of physical activities and sports in and out of school. In PE, we build up our children’s sense of community. Ensuring every child at South Street will find a sport/physical activity that they enjoy and that they wish to continue to take part in out of school and in the future. We create links with local sports clubs and invite in coaches and specialists as well as encouraging our children to join clubs in the community.  


The PE curriculum at South Street covers the EYFS Curriculum and National Curriculum aims and objectives and has been carefully tailored to make it bespoke in relation to our pupils. The core of our learning combines understanding and applying concepts creating children who gain enjoyment from PE. Children revisit concepts in different year groups and are encouraged to make links between their learning. At the end of each topic, children show skill development and can apply the skills taught within context. We are proud to be part of the Gateshead School Sports Partnership and children are given regular opportunities to compete in intra and inter school tournaments, festivals and celebrations.  We work closely with a range of sports coaches to offer enhanced curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to children so they understand sport and physical activity are for everyone to engage with and enjoy.

 What you will see in a South Street PE Lesson

  • Engaging and inspiring lessons that promote creativity and curiosity.
  • High quality instruction and questioning with teachers providing carefully planned sequenced and modelled lessons that build on children’s PE knowledge and skills.
  • Achievement and Inclusion for all: All activities are planned, scaffolded and adapted to ensure every child at South Street can achieve in PE.
  • Retrieval of previous learning and explicit links through concepts that connect new learning with what the children know.
  • An emphasis on physical activity and participation.
  • High levels of engagement with frequent opportunities for children to discuss and review their learning.
  • High-quality verbal feedback during lessons.
  • A sensitive, but challenging approach to address stereotypes and promote successful engagement.

Impact: Progress in our curriculum is measured by children knowing more and remembering more.

If we are meeting our aims, our learners will have a good level of PE skills and apply these in a range of contexts. They will see themselves as healthy and active. Each one will be ready to thrive in PE during the next stage of their education.

Staff use a range of assessment and summative assessment to assess progress and to measure the impact of our teaching and learning. We utilise observation and discussion to understand our children’s learning and to plan for next steps.

Our PE Lead monitors progress through our support and monitoring and takes actions to ensure every child achieves highly in PE. 

If you would like further information about the curriculum, please contact Mrs Wynn in the school office.

PE Curriculum News!

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Striking and Fielding Games in Year 1

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Year 4 Tennis Tournament

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Athlete Visit

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