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PE at Tudor

Just play. Enjoy the game. Have fun.

Michael Jordan. 


At Tudor, our aim is to increase our pupils’ participation in sports and PE and to help our children to develop healthy life styles. The following points are in place to help us to achieve our aim:

• Developing confidence in staff with the teaching of PE across the school.

• Promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle to all pupils.

 • Continuing to build on the legacy of the 2012 Olympics – additional Government PE funding.

 • Encouraging competitive sport across the school.

• Promoting sport and physical activity outside of school.

  • Providing opportunities to co-operate and collaborate with other pupils and staff members.
  • Deliver a curriculum which is broad and balanced and one which meets the needs of all abilities and interests.

Whilst PE sessions have the ‘traditional’ focus on the physical well-being of our pupils, the increasingly important area of mental health will also play a part in our sessions. At Tudor, we are developing our PSHE curriculum, with a unit dedicated to the connection between mental and physical health. This is in line with Government expectations and guidelines.


The points noted above give an indication as to how PE is taught at Tudor, with the following section providing a more in depth overview.

The weekly expectation is for ALL pupils to access and participate in a minimum of 2 hours of PE each week. At Tudor, this is achieved in a variety of ways. The National Curriculum sets PE in to 6 areas of activity: Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Athletics, Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA) and Swimming.

As of September 2023, Tudor will be utilising the detailed, high-quality resources found on the Primary PE website. This site was selected as it covers a wide range of different sports and physical activities, some of which our pupils will not be familiar with, alongside thoroughly planned lessons and accompanying videos.

Our KS2 pupils swim at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, where qualified coaches work alongside our staff* to deliver swimming sessions. We are currently able to provide at least 6 weeks’ worth of swimming sessions to each class in KS2, with UKS2 (Year 5 and Year 6), provided with a term’s worth of sessions, to ensure as many pupils as possible leave Year 6 able to swim 25m, unaided.

*staff have shallow swim certificates and access to TOPS coaching cards for swimming. We also have staff with experience teaching swimming to children and past coaching qualifications.

In order to provide our pupils with a range of sports and activities, we have a number of after-school clubs available. Please see our website for current clubs.

At Tudor, we believe that competition is an important aspect of physical education. Whether achieving a personal best or coming first in a race, competition allows our pupils to feel success, but also to develop their ability to process failure and self-discipline. We participate in as many sporting competitions as possible, taking advantage of the local SGO network and this academic year, an 'octo-league' of local schools participating in football fixtures.

Through the delivery of our curriculum and extra-curricular activities, we aim to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all the pupils at Tudor, including their mental wellbeing. PE provides the opportunities for our pupils to develop sporting skills but also their knowledge and understanding of the values and disciplines associated with sports and PE. Within our PE sessions, children are encouraged to take ownership and responsibility for their own health and fitness, as well as the need for self-discipline.

Whether our pupils have the ability and motivation to play for a sport team outside of school, or whether they aim to exercise for pleasure, the impact of our PE intent and implementation is to motivate our pupils to use the skills they have learnt in PE to lead happy and healthy lives, now and in the future.


Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of the pupils at Tudor, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful they need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is installing a motivatation and desire to continue living happy, healthy, active lives during their time at Tudor and beyond.

Sports Day 2023

We were blessed with wonderful weather for our Sports day this year! Not only did we have races, but a range of sponsered events with the aim of raising funds for much needed resources in school. We had cheer leading in EYFS, star jumps in KS1, beanbag throwing and mountain climbers in LKS2 and UKS2 had the plank challenge!

A big THANK YOU to the Friends of Tudor for helping us to organise the day, including the exciting dad, mum, toddler and teacher races!

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