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'A love of learning for life in all its fullness'
'A love of learning for life in all its fullness'

Physical Education

To read how we spend our PE Sports Premium Funding, click here.


We believe that through physically demanding activities, pupils can be inspired to become confident individuals.  They can learn to set themselves goals and be proud of what they have achieved.  Children can learn values such as fairness and respect for others through participating in pair, group or team activities.


We aim to provide all children with a high quality physical education. We ensure:


  • All children engage in physical activity for sustained periods of time 
  • All children have opportunities to develop their basic skills and apply them to a range of activities including dance, gymnastics, athletics, games, swimming and outdoor adventure activities.
  • All children have opportunities to engage in competitive sport.
  • All children understand and can make healthy choices.
  • All children develop skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim.
  • All children learn how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
  • All children develop wellbeing and fitness, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.



PE at Crosby Ravensworth Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.   The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year to our mixed-age classes and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.  Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term.  We frequently use specialist sports coaches who are observed by our teachers so they can improve their own skills of delivery. 


In addition, children are encouraged to participate in our varied range of extracurricular activities.  Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area: our membership of the ERA Sports Partnership ensures that there are plentiful opportunities for children of all ages to attend training and tournaments at local schools.  This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.   


All children from preschool to Year 6 swim for an hour each day in a dedicated swim week in the spring term.  Any year 6 pupils who are unable to meet the Year 6 swimming expectations are offered funded out-of-hours swimming sessions through our Sports Premium Funding.



Each unit is mapped against the progression documents to ensure that learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the full breadth of the PE curriculum through engaging and age-appropriate curriculum content.   Attainment and progress can be measured using our formative assessment grids (FAGs).  We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun.  From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports.  We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.