Physical Education (PE)


At Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all children, irrespective of age, gender, SEN, disability or abilities. Our curriculum gives children opportunities for participation, enjoyment and success whilst developing their confidence, independence, and resilience. We aim to teach children the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle, whilst promoting personal, social, intellectual and spiritual physical development. PE at Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School can also provide opportunities for cross-curricular opportunities for children to develop key skills of communication, application of number, ICT, team work and problem solving. 


The teaching of PE is designated to 2 x 60 minutes of curriculum time per week for Years 1-6. Reception have 1 PE session alongside other opportunities to outdoor play in line with the EYFS Early Learning goals and targets.

Our PE lessons are planned using the PE Hub, which aligns with our core values, our whole child approach and the National Curriculum objectives. Progression is a key aspect of the scheme which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.

All pupils should have the opportunity to develop their fundamental movement skills and core principles through non-competitive and competitive situations:

This will be delivered within the following contexts:

Besides PE lessons, Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School offers a range of extra-curricular activities such as team games, cross-country, dance, gymnastics and multi-skills. Please contact Mr Alex Palmer via the school office if you would like more information about our clubs.

As part of the 'Foxes Group' (Local Primary Schools collaborative) we participate in a wide variety of inclusive and competitive sporting events.  These are very well received and participation at the events is high.

In order for our children to feel inspired to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities, we provide learning opportunities e.g. assemblies, workshops and lessons in which inspirational athletes both at an international, national and local level interact with the children to inspire them to participate and hopefully, to succeed.  We have strong links to Loughborough College, Loughborough University and Leicester City FC, Leicester Tigers RFC, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester Riders Basketball Club; all of which inspire the children to participate and develop a passion for sport.