Hinchliffe Mill Junior & Infant School

Physical Education

Physical Education Leader: Mrs Holgate

The intention for Physical Education - PE - at our school

Why is PE important to learn?

Physical Education is beneficial to the physical health of a persons and their mental wellbeing. Sport offers pupils the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as communications, team work, problem solving and cooperation.

What Does PE at Hinchliffe Mill School look Like?

Our curriculum fulfils all of the requirements of the National Curriculum and each learning sequence is carefully planned to ensure the relevant key skills are taught. The sequence of our PE topics are organised to ensure progression of knowledge and skills throughout a child’s primary education, thus enabling children to build upon prior experiences and apply these fluently with confidence.  Areas of learning have been scheduled at particular times of year to link in with extended curricular events at our partner schools.


How is PE taught across school?

Pupils are taught 2 hours of PE each week in their mixed class setting by their class teacher. The curriculum is taught over a 2-year planning cycle, ensuring progression and coverage of the curriculum.

How is PE Assessed? 

At Hinchliffe Mill, formative assessment in PE occurs throughout the learning process, through dialogue and conversation. . 

What adjustments are made to ensure that learning is accessible to all pupils?

Planning identifies areas for support for all pupils with additional needs and differentiation is in place so that all pupils can meet the desired learning outcomes for the lesson and unit of work. 

How do we promote PE?

PE is promoted through high quality PE lessons, active playtimes with a sporting rota, extra curricular sporting activities, along with school intra and inter sporting competitions.

Our membership in the Holme Valley Sports Partnership aims to raise the profile of PE and sport across the school and provides children with additional opportunities to experience a broader variety of sports and activities in addition to offering increased opportunities to participate in competitive sporting events.

Although we enjoy the competitive nature of sport, we also appreciate and encourage the importance of children ‘having a go’ and promote positive experiences of being physically active and not always participating to win. We have an inclusive approach and value the importance of physical and mental well-being.


 Physical Development- EYFS

National Curriculum - PE - Key Stage 1 & 2 

Long Term Planning