Physical Education

Welcome to our P.E page here at Short Heath Junior School.


Through Physical Education (PE) we want to establish an ‘active school’ ethos that provides and nurtures opportunities for all children to become confident individuals who lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We aim to create a fun learning environment that increases activity levels and promotes the importance of health within a continuous provision curriculum.

The importance of PE:

Through inspiring P.E lessons here at Short Heath, we aim to develop pupils’ confidence and competence to participate in a range of physical activities. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and values such as inclusiveness, equality and respect. Our high quality P.E provision enables pupils’ to develop and apply a wide range of skills, tactics and strategies in order to perform successfully. Pupil’s are actively encouraged to work as individuals, in small groups and in larger team scenarios which helps develop their social skills. It is through sport we are able to focus on instilling children with life-long skills that they can apply in all aspects of school life and beyond...

Curriculum Overview:

In line with the National Curriculum, pupils are taught to:

  • run, jump, throw and catch in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • to be reflective learners by comparing their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best.

We do this by teaching the following:


In addition, by the time your child leaves primary school, the National Curriculum requires children to:

  • swim competently, confidently ad proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

In order to meet this requirement we have secured an allocated swimming slot at Willenhall E-Act Academy to allow Years 4, 5 and 6 to attend swimming lessons throughout the academic year.

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