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Physical Education

Purpose of study

A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. Gaining an understanding that movement is integral to human expression and can contribute to both pleasure and life enhancement. The curriculum also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication. Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude and ultimately academic achievement.

At Matchborough First School Academy we want children to:

  • Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives;
  • Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity;
  • Receive regular exercise;
  • Become skilful and intelligent performers;
  • Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts;
  • Play competitive games including basketball, cricket, football, netball, hockey, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending where appropriate;
  • Complete physical activity for sustained periods of time;
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Develop the appreciation of fair play, team play, honest competition and good sportsmanship;
  • Develop self-confidence through understanding the capabilities of one’s self and others.
  • To develop positive attitudes to perseverance, fair play and co-operation.


Pupils have two hours of PE timetabled per week and are taught skills fundamental for gymnastics, games, OAA (outdoor adventurous activity) and athletics. Children are given the opportunity to swim for a term in Year 4 and all participate in themed sporting days such as Healthy Heart Day and Wimbledon Wednesday. All pupils take part in a range of tournaments and sports festivals both within school between year groups and with other schools. Please find the below the progression of skills across the school and how the Sport Premium is spent.

The Lead Learner for PE is Mrs A. Bryzak 

Matchborough First School Acadmey gets the Silver for School Games!

Matchborough First School Acadmey is proud to have been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Silver Kitemark Award for the 2017-18 academic year. The Kitemark, a nationally recognised award, rewards schools for their commitment to, and development of, PE, school sports clubs and competitions. Well done to each and every child that has represented Matchborough First School Academy during this year throughout the sporting calendar, your achievements have played a big part in us gaining this award.
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