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  • PE

    Curriculum Statement

    Here at Sound and District Primary School we believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development.  Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. 

    Through sport and other physical activities our children will learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of groups and teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly, understanding their own and other’s roles. 

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    Key Stage 1

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

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

    Pupils should be 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

    Yearly Overview for PE Units July 2021

    Progression of Skills

    PE/Games lessons are taught by our own staff and by specialists from local clubs. Our curriculum is structured to ensure that every child gains skills and experiences in the traditional sports such as Tennis, Hockey, Netball & Football, as well as other more unusual sports such as Cheerleading, Boccia & Thai Kwando.


    Swimming is not just good for children’s health; it is a skill that could ultimately save their lives. Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in children so it is vital that every child has the opportunity to learn to swim and gain core knowledge regarding water safety.

    To ensure that all children receive the very best aquatic education, Sound & District Primary school has decided to continue to increase their swimming provision. This academic year, we have arranged for every child in Reception, Years 1, 2, 5 & 6 to take part in a series of sessions.

    These sessions for Years 5 & 6 will be based at Nantwich Swimming Centre for 10 weeks with each session lasting for 30 minutes.

    The lessons will be delivered by qualified coaches from the Everybody Swim Cheshire East Swimming Service and members of staff from school who all have swimming qualifications.  

    By the time they reach the end of year 6 all children are able to; 

    • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
    • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
    • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

    Sports Clubs

    There are extensive opportunities for all children to pursue their sporting interests through our wide variety of before-sports clubs, practices at lunchtimes and after-school clubs.

    School Teams & Club Links

    We take great pride in our sporting teams that compete each year in a variety of sports and have developed strong links with local clubs to enable our more able and talented pupils to strive for elitism.

    The PE department have produced a curriculum map to inform parents and teachers which sports and activities will be covered throughout the school year for each year group. Our curriculum map has been designed to ensure that we are providing a broad and balanced program which meets the requirements of the National Curriculum for PE.

    Yearly Overview for PE Units July 2020


    Club Links:

    Ladyhawks Netball Club

    All Stars Cricket 

    Didi Rugby

    Nantwich Town Football Club

    13/03/2020 – Sports Relief

    Wow! A huge well done to all of the children and parents who took part in Sound’s fun run in aid of Sports Relief. It was a wet and windy day and yet that didn’t damper the spirits of the runners. Well done for running for such a great cause!

    26/02/20 – Netball Final

    A huge well done to the 8 children who represented Sound at the Netball final this week.  They came 4th overall in Crewe and Nantwich after qualifying for the event a few weeks earlier.  Mrs Newton and Miss Wade were extremely proud of all of the children for showing amazing team work and dedication throughout the whole tournament!

    13/03/2020 – Gym Festival

    A huge well done to the Year 3 and Year 4 children that participated in the Key Steps Gym festival. Mrs Kyle was so proud of you all and the determination and team work you displayed. Go team Sound!

    06/02/20 – Netball

    We took a team to the netball competition at Brine Leas High School. The whole team was fantastic! The team came 2nd in their group after only losing one game and therefore we came second overall.  They now go to a netball final in a few weeks – good luck!

    29/11/2020 Sportshall Athletics 

    We are incredibly proud of our children who did exceptionally well representing the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams at the indoor athletics competition.

    12/11/2020  KS1 Indoor Athletics Festival

    Well done to the 47 Year 1 and Year 2 children who represented Sound today at the Indoor Athletics Festival at Cheshire College.  The children took part in five different events involving jumping, throwing and running!