Physical Education at Bradfield Dungworth

Key Intentions

Within each unit of work children will follow a structured lesson sequence to include each of the following key intentions.


Sports Premium

What is Sports Premium Grant?

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.

 How much is the Sports Premium Grant?

Allocations are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those age 5 in Reception, as recorded at the January Census as follows:

 Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £17,100 plus £10 per eligible pupil.

 At Bradfield Dungworth, we received £17,230 for the academic year 2022-23.  

How have we spent our Sports Premium?

  • HLTA PE Specialist 

Steven Nuttall works at school on Monday afternoons as part of our Sports offer. He provides expert coaching, teacher training and helps Mr Beagle to coordinate participation in school competitions.

  • Links Membership* and external coaches: This gives us access to local tournaments. We join in with local cluster events. We also get support from the local High School.
  •  Increased Opportunities for Competition*: All year groups to have the opportunity to attend at least 1 competitive opportunity per year. We support individual children to attend high level competitions where there is a need and cover transport costs where appropriate e.g. mini buses.
  • Increased breadth of sporting experiences We aim to offer a variety of sporting experiences that are different to those that are easily available out of school. This includes Flag football, rink hockey, soft archery amongst many others.
  • Workshops: In the Winter term all the KS1 children experienced a Christmas bikes workshop. During the Spring term, all the children took part in a fun run on Dungworth park and a yoga workshop during Children's mental health week.
  • Increased After School Sports provision: Hiring in specialist, qualified sports coaches –  Basketball, Taekwondo, Cheerleading and Multi Sport, badminton, tennis, and football. Participation last year increased from 60% to 80% of children attending at least one after school club.
  •  Opportunities for Teacher Professional development: Teachers released to attend centralised training e.g gymnastics. Teachers work alongside LINKS sports coach to teach gymnastics



Sports Premium - Evidencing the Impact 2022-2023


Dungworth Progression Movement Map




Curriculum Intent

At Bradfield Dungworth, we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities. Our children will experience high quality Physical Education, Physical activity and School Sport that will inspire them to participate in physical activity for the rest of their lives. We aim to shape our children into healthy, social and active young people.

  • We intend to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of our children for activity and sport.
  • We will allow our children to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect.
  • We will develop a range of important cognitive skills, such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.
  • We will support our children to develop their character and independence – and knowing how to keep physically and mentally healthy.

Curriculum Implementation

Through PE lessons:

  • Structured PE timetable which allows a range of activities focusing on skills not sports;
  • Fun, active lessons which engage all pupils;
  • Child friendly learning outcomes where children understand the context;
  • Stage appropriate activities for all pupils allowing all pupils to make progress;
  • Skilled and knowledgeable staff (with regular opportunities to suitable CPD) and professional coaches to inspire learning and deliver curriculum effectively;
  • Purposeful assessment and feedback to maximise progress and confidence. 

Through school based sport:

  • Providing a range of opportunities for ALL pupils to engage with sport outside of lesson time (including Pupil Premium & SEND);
  • Access to competitions and events for all pupils;
  • Links to wider sporting events (i.e. world cups/ Olympics);
  • As well as inter competition with other schools, opportunities for intra competition within school;
  • Student voice to provide relevant opportunities;
  • Links to wider community to provide pupils with exit routes to continue sport/ activity outside of school

Through regular physical activity:

  • School supports 30 active minutes for all pupils through the day and supports pupils to be active at home;
  • Embedding physical activity interventions throughout the school day;
  • Using activity as a tool for teaching active lessons;
  • Promoting activity at break and lunchtimes with the support of Year 6 sports leaders;
  • Celebrating physical activity through weekly awards across school.

Curriculum Impact

 The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve e high levels of performance;
  • Have and maintain high levels physical fitness;
  • Demonstrate mental and physical resilience when challenged;
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly;
  • Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
  • Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography;
  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performance;
  • Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;
  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;
  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.

Click here to read our Key Skills Progression in PE