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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

PE and Games

   Mrs Polden is the subject leader for PE

Physical Education (PE) is a fundamental part of the curriculum that supports the educational vision or our school. The children's activity levels have fallen while schools were partially closed during the COVID19 pandemic. At the moment, PE is central to school development strategies, implementing recovery plans that focus on the whole child, supporting pupil’s wider development including their mental health and social wellbeing. Our curriculum intent for physical education is that every child will:

  • take part in two hours of planned physical activity a week
  • experience high quality teaching from teachers at Northmead and sport coaches
  • develop the fundamental physical skills of agility, balance and coordination
  • apply these skills within a wide range of sports
  • have additional opportunities for physical activity within curriculum hours and outside of curriculum hours
  • be well informed to make exercise a part of their healthy lifestyle now and in the future
  • exhibit the School Games values of passion, self-belief, determination, respect, teamwork and honesty

Northmead is committed to ensuring all children inclusiveness and access to high-quality physical education and sport. We use a sport coach, Mr Scott, as well as our teachers to deliver two hours of curriculum P.E. every week. In addition to two hours a week, classes participate in extra physical activity such as working towards a daily mile. The picture outlines the curriculum plan for the next academic year:

  Term One Term Two Term Three
Year 3 Tag Rugby Tag Rugby Basketball Yoga Athletics Cricket
Gymnastics Gymnastics Football Hockey Swimming Tennis
Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming   Swimming
Fundamentals Y3/4 Fundamentals Y3/4 Ball Skills Y3/4 Fitness   Rounders
Year 4 Fitness Tag Rugby Dance Dance Athletics Cricket
Gymnastics Fitness Netball Netball OAA Rounders
Tag Rugby Gymnastics Hockey Hockey Tennis Football
Year 5 Gymnastics   Tag Rugby Dance   Athletics
Basketball     Fitness   Cricket
Hockey     Tag Rugby   Tennis
Year 6 Gymnastics Gymnastics Fitness Fitness Athletics Athletics
Hockey Hockey Dance Dance Cricket Cricket
Tag Rugby Tag Rugby Football Football Rounders Rounders

The National Curriculum consists of the following areas:

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Games, including invasion, net & wall, striking and fielding
  • Athletics
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Swimming

Outside of Curriculum Hours

We offer a range of sports clubs during lunchtimes and after school. These include the following:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Multi-sports
  • A wide range of sports being offered every lunch time to increase engagement in sport and physical activity


Subject in the Spotlight on the Newsletter


 Useful website links


Change 4 life

Change 4 Life




Worplesdon Tennis Club

Worplesdon Tennis Club

Worplesdon Rangers


Gymnastic Factory

Gymnastic Factory

Craggy Island

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