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PE at Sunnyside

Every class at Sunnyside will access 120 minutes of physical activity each week. This is achieved through P.E lessons led by the sports coach, Drumba lessons led by the Drumba coaches, daily 10 classroom activity (daily mile), break and lunchtime activities, after school sports clubs and KS2 swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. We follow the guidance of the national curriculum making sure that a high level of physical education is taught throughout the school. Opportunities are given to students so that they can compete in sport to develop their understanding of winning and losing which builds on their character and helps to embed values such as fairness and respect. The importance of P.E is celebrated on sport relief week and our school sports day.

The PE Curriculum

Key Stage 1

Pupils are taught fundamental movement skills, to become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils are taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Key Stage 2

Pupils continue to apply and develop a broad range of skills, learnhow to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. Children develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. Pupils are taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


At Sunnyside we also provide swimming instruction for key stage 2 pupils. Pupils are 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.

PE Values & Ethos

R espectful

R esilient

R esourceful

R eliable

R eflectable


We believe as well as having the Physical skills, the 5Rs are just as important if not more important and are also values that the children can take from their P.E lessons and use in the class room, on the playground and take into their everyday lives.



A good sports leader must Be Respectful to everyone in their team, on the opposing team, officials and equipment. This ticks off the social advantage of playing sport which is making friends, meeting new people and building good strong healthy and positive relationships. It also teaches the children to respect the equipment and apparatus that they are using .finally it makes other children aware to the fact that respect is something that is earnt and if you want to be respected then you have to respect others and the things around you.



A good sports leader will always have that can do and never giving up attitude this will show others that no matter how bad things are you must go on. There will be good days and bad days for everyone but it is important that on the good we are resilient and become EVEN BETTER and on the bad days we have given everything we could for it to be a good day however things didn’t quite go your way but you was successful in one of the 5RS.



A good sports leader will be able to use what is around them quickly and effectively to overcome any challenges e.g. team mates, equipment and teachers this will show others around them to see how things can be done and that it is OK to ask for help.



A good sports leader must always be reliable in both ability and behavior in terms of ability when put under pressure or asked to demonstrate or showcase a skill they can do this using the correct technique. In terms of behaviour a person that is always doing the correct thing when being watched giving help and advice to peers and installing that resilient and hardworking mind-set.



A good sports leader will reflect after every Game on both good and bad things that have happened during the game and try to rectify and see where they went wrong on the bad and see where they can improve and how they can get better. When reflecting on the good things, they look at what got them there, E.G Skills and Attitude and how they can become even better.