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 and Mission


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. Through high quality teaching and giving PE an exceptionally high status in our school, it is desired we are shaping healthy and happy children for the future.

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.

Inspirational Vision


Physical Education and School Sport makes every child stronger and every life longer.

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.

Rawmarsh Community School PE Scheme


 At Newbold Church School, we continue to use Rawmarsh Community School's excellent scheme 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.

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. (Kwik Cricket, Hockey, Athletics, Netball and Dance are amongst some to be covered this first half term)
  • Swimming for Year 5 at Queens Park Sports Centre 
  • Free lunchtime and after school extra curriculum activities throughout the school year
  • Intra-school competitions e.g. Competitive Sports Day and World Cup Penalty Shootouts
  • All children to benefit from brand new equipment for the 2020/21 school year
  • Lunchtime sporting activities with specialist coaches from Chesterfield Football Club daily
  • All staff to receive valuable CPD working closely with experts from Chesterfield Football Club to deliver new sports and activities

Teaching and Learning


All teaching based on the Rawmarsh Community School 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 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 children to attend Swimming sessions which take place at Queens Park Sports Centre weekly in order to achieve their National Curriculum badge.



 Across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, children are assessed against each one of the Attainment Targets set out in the PE National Curriculum. Teachers use informal assessments to identify whether children are working towards, at or greater depth against each assessment target.

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 horizonsNCS Policy for Physical Education



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Page last updated September 2020