Physical Education


At Broadfield Primary Academy (BPA), Physical Education is an integral part of our curriculum. We strive to create an active culture which aims to inspire our pupils to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We know that PE not only has a positive impact upon academic learning but also the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our children. We want every child to develop the physical literacy, knowledge and thinking skills to achieve in PE and we do this through well planned, fun lessons that inspire all pupils to succeed.

We follow the scheme Real PE which has at its heart a child centred approach meaning that every child is included, supported and challenged. Real PE aligns with the National Curriculum which ensures that all children: 

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

  • are physically active for sustained periods of time

  • engage in competitive sports and activities 

  • lead healthy, active lives.


There are two elements to Real PE:

  • Multi Skills Cogs - Six different physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills. Each is the focus of one half term.

  • Fundamental Movement Skills (FUNS) - 12 core PE skills and 5 core Gym skills. The core skills are revisited, consolidated and developed progressively from Foundation Stage to Year 6. 

Teaching through this multi-skills approach means children have the opportunity to develop the core fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and coordination needed to play traditional sports such as football and basketball as they progress through the school.

We ensure that each class has 2 hours of PE each week, including one term of swimming in Year 4 where all children are given the opportunity to swim 25m with a range of different strokes and learn basic water safety skills.

Alongside Real PE and Real Gym, our children experience a range of sports through the employment of external coaches who come and help our children apply the skills they have been learning in their Real PE lessons. Chelsea football club, Storm Basketball, Dance Hub and Crawley Rugby club are but a few of the providers we regularly engage with.

We provide our children with opportunities to take part in a variety of sports in after school clubs. Throughout the year, we take part in local festivals, taster sessions and competitions with other local schools. These events are celebrated in assemblies so that we are promoting sports and activities, as well as celebrating all levels of success.


Through the use of reviews at the end of every lesson, we know that our children not only enjoy their PE lessons but are able to reflect on and articulate the progress they are making with their core fundamental movement skills. A cross section of children is regularly asked to complete questionnaires which shows they are able to discuss the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the role PE has to play in their development.  

We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of BPA. Many of our children have gone on to play for their secondary school team and local clubs.

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