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KS2 Physical Education

From September 2013 schools received extra sports funding through the Sports Pupil Premium.  We use this money in a number of ways to improve the profile and standard of sport and physical activity in our school.  Predominantly this is the employment of a sports specialist to teach all children in our school.

With a specialist P.E. instructor since 2013, we deliver real skills to all abilities. P.E. training is a system of progressive exercise and instruction aimed at developing fundamental motor abilities, balance, co-ordination and ultimately complete control of body movement. We want our pupils to move with competence and to develop the desire to participate in all sport and physical activity. All pupils whatever their ability, age, size, shape or aspiration can improve their fundamental movement ability and build the foundations on which future sporting performance are based.

P.E. provides pupils with learning opportunities through the medium of movement and contributes to their overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives. The P.E. curriculum provides a balanced range of activities (athletics, games, dance, swimming and many more) for pupils and all pupils will enjoy the variety, challenge and the performance improvements that this training provides.  We also offer a range of extra curricular P.E. clubs and are proud to participate in the annual Pioneer Academy Schools Sports Day.

The impact of the Sports Premium funding in our school is significant.  The quality of P.E. taught in the school is of a consistently high standard meaning the children are receiving a better sporting education.  We also now have a greater number of children taking part in extra curricular clubs and we are currently investigating ways to broaden the variety of sports that we offer.


By the end of key stage 2 it is a nationally recognised requirement that pupils can swim safely and competently a distance of 25 metres

Lessons run by Sidcup Leisure Centre will focus on teaching children 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.

At Burnt Oak, children in Year 5 go swimming in the Autumn Term and Year 3 go swimming in the Summer Term. There are opportunities for some year 6 students to attend swimming lessons in order that they meer the required standard before the end of Key Stage 2. 

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