Asquith Primary School- PE Overview

Growing to succeed - Physical Education The Asquith Way  

'Intelligence and skill can only function at their full capacity when the body is healthy and strong.'

John. F. Kennedy, American President


'I like PE because we do fun activities and teaches you to be healthy.'

Asquith Pupil


Asquith Primary School, we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities.Our carefully sequenced lessons enable pupils to understand and develop citizens of the world. We build strong foundations in our EYFS, support and challenge pupils on their journey through our school, ultimately ensuring that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be healthy. Our curriculum is underpinned by 5 golden threads: High aspirations for all, Fostering resilience, Embedding key skills, Respecting diversity and Creating global citizens- we aim to ensure that all our children have a strong view of equality, which in turn we know they will succeed throughout their lives as healthy global citizens and potential athletes.


At Asquith Primary we use PE PRO to support the teaching and learning of physical education.

The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • Have and maintain high levels of physical fitness.Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
  • Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography.
  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performance.
  • Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support.
  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport.
  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.  
  • Be aware of the safety of themselves and others when assessing the risks they take.


PE is taught as an area of learning, as well as being offered through a range of extra-curricular clubs and opportunities. It is taught for at least two sessions per week.

The key knowledge and skills of each topic are mapped from EYFS to Year 6. This ensures that children develop and master a range of skills.

The skills in these areas are also therefore developed systematically, with the programme of study for each year group, building on previous learning and preparing for subsequent years. Knowledge and skills are informed and linked to enable achievement of key stage end points, as informed by the 2014 National Curriculum.

We aim to:

  • Offer a wide range of sports and activities are delivered from Nursery to Year 6 enabling pupils to develop their knowledge and skills in physical education in a variety of different areas.
  • Invite other external sports coaches into school to work alongside teachers. This ensures pupils are receiving high quality Physical Education in sport specific areas and teachers are receiving CPD whilst the sessions are being delivered.
  • Encourage pupils to take part in competitive sport during their time at Asquith.

At the end of the school year pupils also compete in a competitive school games event. Each pupil is given points to add to their house total with the winning house at the end of the year being crowned as champions.


Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different areas of physical activity.

Places to Visit 

Cockersdale Woods

Churwell Daffil Woods

Pudsey Park

Farnley Hall Park

Oakwell Park

Temple Newsam Park