Emsworth Primary School

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Physical Education and sports premium funding



At Emsworth Primary School it is our intent, in line with the National Curriculum, to develop the children’s physical, cognitive and social skills through sport. We aim to deliver high quality, purposeful teaching and learning that inspires all children to excel in physical education. Through our progressive curriculum, we strive to teach children to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of a team. We value an inclusive approach to PE, which endeavours to encourage physical development and mental wellbeing whilst promoting a positive attitude towards sport and enrichment. 


We follow a clear and comprehensive scheme of work, which ensures the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met through a progressive, skills based programme. Each year group will practice developmentally appropriate skills through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. Our objective within lessons is to develop the children’s physical skills, cognitive thinking and social skills.  

Early Years (EY)

Through the physical development elements of the curriculum, we provide our EY pupils with time and space to enjoy energetic play daily. We provide large portable equipment that children can move about safely and cooperatively to create their own structures. The children practise movement skills through games with a range of equipment and we plan activities where children can practise moving in different ways and at different speeds, balancing, target throwing, rolling, kicking and catching. Physical development in the Early Years curriculum includes activities to develop fine and gross motor skills. The children participate in 'Activate' and activities such as 'Funky Fingers', hand gym and play dough on a daily basis.

Key Stage 1

Pupils master basic movements which include running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination. They participate in team games developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. Pupils perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key Stage 2

Pupils develop their skills in running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They learn how to play competitive games and apply defending and attacking principles. Pupils develop flexibility, strength and technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics. Pupils perform dances using a range of movement patterns and take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team. Pupils develop the ability to reflect and compare their performances and demonstrate improvement and adaptation. 


In Years 5 and 6 our pupils have swimming instruction and are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m. They learn a range of strokes and the ability to perform self rescue in different water based situations.

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.  The attached template details our use of our sports premium grant and how we evidence the impact of our spending decisions.

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium



We place a large emphasis on adding to the provision of our outdoor physical activity. Pupils are able to come to school on their PE days wearing their PE kit and uniform regulations have been relaxed so that they are able to wear trainers to school daily. This allows classes to seize moments of good weather and go outside as well as participating in the active mile initiative. By completing regular active mile activities we aim to develop the habit of regular physical exercise.

We appoint Year 6 sports leaders who are ambassadors for physical activity across the school. Our sports leaders encourage other pupils to take part in sports, are sporting role models and provide a pupil voice to teaching staff.

 The funding is used: 

  • to fund the professional development and training of Year 5 staff and the swimming instructor to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for Year 5 pupils.
  • to develop the skills of staff in terms of teaching gymnastics which was identified as an area in which staff lacked confidence.
  • to improve the well-being of pupils over lunchtimes by employing staff to carry out sporting activities and games - currently 3 days a week.
  • to enter the Havant area sports leagues for football and netball
  • to pay for talented athletes to participate in external sports clubs which would not be available to them due to low income.
  • to allow the local town football club to use the school grounds in the evenings and at weekends at no cost to them.   

After school clubs

Clubs regularly offered throughout the year include karate, football, netball, tag rugby, dodgeball, cricket, rounders, percussion, multi-skills, dance and drama. These clubs are either free or fees can be subsidised if families have difficulty financing them. Our Years 5 and 6 football team train once a week and are hoping to re-join the Havant League in the near future. In celebration assemblies children bring in certificates and trophies from those sports in which they participate outside of school and we enjoying hearing about their achievements.

Sports Day

In the summer term we hold a sports day where children have the opportunity to participate in a range of events. We strive to achieve a balance between competitive and inclusive events. Children participate individually and in teams and a trophy is awarded to the Year 6 captains of the winning team.


Sports Day 2016



At Emsworth Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the opportunities to develop skills and to achieve their personal best. We encourage our pupils to be physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. We hope children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of primary school. All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson. We aspire that our Year 6 pupils leave school with the skills to self-rescue in the water and swim 25 metres competently.

The following table will be updated soon.

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below:

What percentage of the current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?

N.B. Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school.


What percentage of the Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


 Curriculum Overview