Physical Education at Maple Court Academy

Subject leader: Mr S Copestake

Action leader: Mrs Bourne


Here at Maple Court we aim to provide a high -quality Physical Education curriculum that inspires and enthuses all. Our pupils will all benefit from this curriculum whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new ones or being introduced to new sports and clubs. It is our intent to ensure children in our care understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and we endeavour to equip them with the knowledge and skills to do so. We aim to develop values and transferrable skills such as fairness and respect. All Maple staff have high aspirations for every child, every week and truly believe there is no limit to potential.

With our committed teaching staff and Sport coaches we ensure the children receive high quality PE lessons covering the outcomes of the National Curriculum, supported by clear skills and knowledge progression. This enables skills to be built upon and developed year on year. The children receive a minimum of 1.5 hours a week of PE. There 4 after school sports clubs currently running and 2 lunchtime clubs.  In addition to these, with the support of the PE lead, ‘Sports Ambassadors’ help to provide/ lead additional sporting activities on the playground. Swimming is taught in year 4 and 6 with year 4 spending 2 terms at the pool to achieve the National Curriculum expectations of swimming 25m unaided. The children who don’t meet the NC expectations will have the opportunity to develop their swimming skills in Y6. The teaching sequence of PE follows the following steps;warm up, learning of new skills, application of the new skills, evaluation of performance through questioning and a cool down. Net and Wall, dance, gymnastics, invasion games, striking and fielding and athletics will be taught to all throughout the year.

Our Children leave Maple Court with the knowledge and understanding needed to make appropriate choices about their physical and mental wellbeing. They will have developed self- awareness and become physically competent in a wide range of sports. The children leave Maple have a healthy attitude to competition and have developing sportsmanship skills. They are keen, eager and confident to try new things and can swim 25m unaided.


Currently, our EYFS provision for PE focuses on the FUNdamentals of sport, encouraging movements and exploration.

Pupil voice

‘I like swimming but I wish we swam more’ – Year 4

‘In PE we learn skills. It is fun. I practise with my dad.’ – Year 2

‘When BeeActive come in I like moving like an animal.’

‘I like that we have lots of different sports through the year.’ – Year 3

‘You get to represent the school in sports like football, dodgeball and athletics’ – Year 6

‘I am good at running and I like it when Miss Foyle cheers for me.’ – Year 6

‘You get to go to a proper athletics stadium for the track and field competitions’

Physical Education Curriculum Documents

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