Physical Education

Our aims

We aim to inspire all children to take part in physical activity, challenge themselves and achieve their full potential. We strive to provide opportunities for children to experience sporting events, where they can further develop our school values of respect, responsibility and aspirations.

At Sea Mills Primary School, our Physical Education programme embraces the aims and beliefs shared by the national curriculum.

We aim to ensure that all pupils

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Our approach

At Sea Mills, every child experiences at least 2 PE lessons a week. Each of these lessons are an hour long. We provide one lesson that is taught by the class teacher and the other is taught by a specialist coach, who works for the sports coaching company Superstars. All children participate in gymnastics, dance and games. Games that children learn vary from year to year but include rugby, basketball, cricket, rounders and hockey. Throughout all aspects of PE, children have the opportunity to develop their physical skills, agility and co-ordination and to improve their own performance. They are given time to analyse their own and others performances and adapt skills or tactics accordingly.

Whilst in Year 3 and Year 4, children will also participate in swimming lessons and taught by specialist swimming teachers. The aim of these lesson is to ensure that children are all leaving school with safe water skills.

The national curriculum states that children should be taught to

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

We also offer free sports clubs for children in Year 1-6. Please look on the ‘Extra- Curricular activities’ page to find out more information on this.