Cranborne Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8PF

01246 232370

Nurture, Cherish, Succeed


"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"


Physical Education and School Sport

PE Intent 


Newbold Church School aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through quality 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 wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to 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 are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. 


Here at Newbold Church School, our PE Curriculum provides pupils with at least two hours of PE each week, enabling children to succeed in mastering basic skills. At the forefront of our curriculum is the vision that all children, regardless of attainment or potential barriers, access every lesson. Staff are passionate about the undoubted benefits Physical Education, School Sport and exercise have to offer and we aim to pass on these positive attitudes to all pupils. 

Throughout the school year, we provide a diverse range of lunchtime and after school clubs and sport tasting activities free of charge. These activities are delivered not only through high quality staff teaching, but also expert external companies and agencies within our local community. We seek our children to understand core sporting principles such as teamwork, respect, sportsmanship, competition and pride. Achievements are regularly celebrated in both class and whole school gatherings, thus raising the profile of PE and School Sport. We hope by celebrating successes of any kind that our children are given a platform to succeed moving forwards.

Curriculum Design

Each year the PE subject lead undertakes a full and comprehensive review of the current scheme of work and its effectiveness for our children. The PE subject lead will then map out the progression of the knowledge and skills across each year group ensuring that each new year builds on previous learning.

Qualitas and Rawmarsh PE Scheme


 At Newbold Church School, we continue to use both the Rawmarsh Community School and Qualitas excellent schemes of work which form the basis for our entire PE Curriculum. This high quality curriculum is in line with the 2014 National Curriculum and is something which has proven success with our children. The PE subject lead identifies and selects various sports and activities for each year group to focus on, changing half termly, which ensures all children receive a 'broad and balanced curriculum' by the end of Year 6 and have all their needs met.

The 2014 National Curriculum highlights the importance of developing Physical Literacy at Key Stage 1 focusing on agility, balance and coordination. These three aspects are taught through many different activities such as various games, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics and other outdoor and adventurous activities. The Rawmarsh Community School scheme offers high quality learning experiences and effective transition between each Key Stage and year group. The knowledge and skills we want our children to know are built on year by year with progression clearly mapped out.

Click HERE to view our PE Progression Map from EYFS-Year 6

Our School's Objectives and Aims:


  • 2 hours of PE timetabled into each week for every child
  • Areas covered: Various games, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics as well as other outdoor and adventurous activities such as Orienteering. (Kwik Cricket, Hockey, Athletics, Netball and Dance are amongst some to be covered this first half term)
  • Swimming for Year 5 (The 2021/22 academic year will see Year 6 partake in swimming as well)
  • A comprehensive School Games Programme provided by Qualitas Sport spanning over 20 sports (Please see further down to read news of our new partnership with Qualitas for the 2021/22 year)
  • 2 hours of high quality free after-school clubs each week provided by Qualitas
  • Intra-school competitions e.g. Competitive Sports Day and Euros Penalty Shootouts
  • All children to benefit from brand new equipment for the 2021/22 school year
  • Lunchtime sporting activities with specialist coaches from Chesterfield Football Club daily
  • Bike-A Mentals sessions delivered to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 by Qualitas to improve bike competency and awareness of road safety
  • Implementation of Cross-Curricular Orienteering scheme and resources (new for 2021/22)
  • Equality and Diversity programme for Year 6
  • All staff to receive valuable CPD working closely with experts from Chesterfield Football Club and Qualitas to help staff deliver new sports and activities

Teaching and Learning


All teaching is based on the Rawmarsh Community School and Qualitas PE scheme ensuring there is clear progression inline with the 2014 National Curriculum.

Key Stage 1 - All pupils are taught to...

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching
  • Developing agility, balance and coordination and applying these to a range of different activities
  • Take part in team games and being introduced to simple tactics such as attacking and defending
  • Perform dance using simple movements and patterns


Key Stage 2 - All pupils are taught to...

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in a variety of different scenarios
  • Play competitive games and apply tactical principles such as attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • Perform dance using a range of movements and patterns
  • Take part in outdoor/challenging activities both individually and in teams 

Swimming and Water Safety - All Year 5/6 pupils are taught to...

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
  • Use a range of strokes effectively e.g. front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly)
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based scenarios


It is compulsory for Year 5 (and Year 6 for 2021/22) children to attend Swimming sessions  weekly in order to achieve their National Curriculum badge. Swimming lessons to be provided by teaching staff and Qualitas coaches.



From EYFS to Year 6, children are assessed against the Qualitas Assessment tool which matches each one of the attainment targets set out in the PE National Curriculum. The Assessment tool allows the PE Lead and Class Teachers to monitor and measure the progress of all children in our school in each broken down skill and activity. Teachers conduct a pre-task informal assessment and post task informal assessment to identify whether children are working towards, at or greater depth against each assessment target.




Experience in PE should provide a depth of learning in a positive and engaging environment. Basic underlying principles and skills will have been practised and opportunities to develop these into more complex processes. Pupils will be confident to try new things and take risks. They will be able to make quick decisions and choices when planning tasks or performances. They will have a range of strategies for solving problems and show resilience to keep going when they find things difficult. Pupils will understand the benefits of working in different group dynamics. They will have the confidence to lead and support others. They will understand the importance of physical activity in a wider context and possess the skills and enthusiasm to develop their learning further.

2021/22 and Qualitas Sport

 This academic year we are delighted to be working in partnership with Qualitas Sport in a wide range of areas to provide our children with greater opportunities to partake in both competitive and non-competitive sports within a cluster of other schools in the area. 

  • Newbold Church School will be participating in the Qualitas School Sports Partnership for 2021/22 which will see our children participate in a wide range of inter-school events spanning over 20+ sports (such as Fencing, Crown Green Bowls, Short Tennis, Benchball etc)
  • These inter-school events are in both festival and competition format
  • Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to participate in seasonal inter-school fixtures within our cluster over the academic year across a range of sports
  • Qualitas to work with our children for 2 hours each week in after-school clubs to both increase skills/knowledge of sports and help foster that love of sport and exercise (after school clubs include Netball, Gymnastics, Invasion Games etc)
  • Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to participate in both Beginner and Intermediate Bike A-Mentals programmes to improve bike competency and raise awareness of road safety
  • Our Year 6 children will undertake the Equality and Diversity programme delivered by Qualitas. This proved to be hugely successful with the Year 6's in 2020/21. 


Finally, here at Newbold Church School, we share Rawmarsh Community School's aim of engendering a love of learning, self - believe and aspiration through four key intentions. These are...

  • The removal of all barriers
  • Develop skills for learning
  • The fostering of personal attributes
  • Enriching student experiences and broadening horizons

Supporting Children with SEND to access all elements of the PE sessions

All PE sessions are planned to ensure that all children are able to access all elements. Specific adaptations to resources and equipment are made to allow all children full access and opportunity to participate.  


Where children need 1-1 support with a TA to be able to fully engage in the PE sessions, this will be provided. 

As part of our monitoring processes we ensure that children with SEND are able to fully access all aspects of the PE curriculum. 


Pupil Premium Children

As part of our monitoring processes we ensure that children in the receipt of Pupil Premium are able to fully access all aspects of the PE curriculum. 


NCS Policy for Physical Education


For more information on Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium please click here


Page last updated November  2021

Sports Festivals and Competitions

Year 2 Multisports Festival 

Y5/ Y6 Futsal competition  - Runners up!

Y3/Y4 Fencing 1

Qualitas Football Enrichment Sessions 

Year 1 and 2 Invasion Games trip 

SEN Crown Bowling trip at Graves Park

Y5 Tag Rugby at Graves Park