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Physical education

We use Complete PE curriculum to support our children’s knowledge and understanding in this area of learning.

At Barnfield Primary we aim to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. This is one of our core principles of learning – ‘Healthy me’.

All children from Year 1 upwards receive two hours of PE teaching each week. This is supplemented with additional provision through after-school clubs and organised games in the playground at lunchtimes. Through the Barnet Sports Partnership, children have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the borough.

We employ a sports coach to work with teachers and classes, as well as to be the focal point for sport in our school. Teachers have access to ‘Complete PE’ planning to support them in delivering a broad and balanced PE curriculum teaching the necessary skills at the appropriate time.

In Year 4 children participate in swimming lessons over an intensive two week period. This helps ensure excellent progress.

Once a year we hold a sports day over three days where children are given a platform to excel both individually and as a team, cheered on by our school community.

Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best.  We listen to our children’s wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We support children to embody the values of celebrating and respecting the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes.

We ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.

We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We promote healthy minds, as well as bodies, and continue to support our children’s well-being.

Useful documents

Barnfield Primary School Overview PE

Complete PE Foundation and KS1 Progression map

Complete PE KS2 progression document

Activities to do at home

Barnfield Primary School