Physical Education Lead Amanda Ryder Assistant Chris Marsh

What does the National Curriculum say about P.E.?

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Children at our school will have the opportunity to:

Hetton Lyons Primary School recognises the vital contribution that Physical Education makes to a child's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, as well as the positive role it can play in a child's spiritual, moral and cultural development. Physical Education is one of the statutory foundation subjects of the National Curriculum, and makes a vital and unique contribution to every child’s physical development, health and wellbeing.

Through building up a body of key knowledge and skills, pupils are encouraged to recognise the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and develop a sense of pride and excitement in their personal achievements.

How do we teach P.E. in School?

Our PE curriculum is designed to provide every child with the opportunity to reach their physical, social and emotional potential. It allows them to discover the capabilities of their bodies, develop an in depth understanding of how their body can change, and build a repertoire of skills to aid them throughout their lives.

As a school we have invested in real PE, a scheme of work that we felt matched our vision and the needs of our children perfectly. It focuses on 6 key areas that we feel are essential in the development of children as they grow and learn. The key areas are shown below, each with an overview of what we aim to provide each child with as a result of outstanding physical education.


·        For all children to be able to effectively transfer skills and movements across a range of activities.

·        For all children to perform a variety of skills consistently and effectively in challenging or competitive situations.

Health & Fitness

·        For all children to be able to explain how individuals need different types and levels of fitness to be more effective in their activity/ role/ event.

·        For all children to be able to plan and follow their own basic fitness programme.

·        For all children to be able to explain the basic fitness components and to know how long to exercise to keep healthy.


·        For all children to be able to use variety and creativity to engage an audience.

·        For all children to be able to respond imaginatively to different situations, adapting and adjusting skills, movements or tactics.


·        For all children to be able to review, analyse and evaluate their own and others' strengths and weaknesses.

·        For all children to be able to read and react to different game situations as they develop.


·        For all children to be able to involve others and motivate people around them to perform.

·        For all children to be able to give and receive sensitive feedback to improve their own and others' performance.


·        For all children to be able to create their own learning journey and revise it when needed.

·        For all children to be able to see all new challenges as opportunities to learn and develop.

What skills are covered during lessons?

At Hetton Lyons once a week we follow a scheme of planned lessons called Real PE created by a company called Create Development to deliver PE across the whole school. We decided to take the Real PE route as it is a unique, child-centred approach that transforms how PE is taught to engage and challenge EVERY child. This is integrated and runs alongside carefully planned lessons linked to specific sports in which the children compete internally and externally.

What does Real PE do?

It provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 that helps deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.

How is progression achieved?

We have a long term plan that details the progression expected across the year groups. This enables pupils to develop scientific thinking, knowledge and skills in a structured way. As your child progresses through school, they need to be able to use progressively more challenging skills to tackle the P.E. problems they encounter. These long term plan allows us to ensure children make progress, are supported well and are challenged.

Extra Curricular After School Activities 2023/2024


At Hetton Lyons Primary School we offer students a range of extra-curricular activities after school ensuring there is something for everyone. 

A full list of clubs can be found below.