Physical Education

Claire Bader PE Curriculum lead


Healthy habits for life

At Coads Green Primary School, we believe Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity should give all children the opportunity to improve and achieve physical competence in line with their age and potential.  We believe that providing inclusive and competitive opportunities for children is vital so they become enthusiastic about physical activity and encourages an active lifestyle. This will also develop physical literacy which is highly important. The aim of physical education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. The wider benefits of PE include the promotion of positive attitudes to health and well -being the development of emotional resilience and a wide range of personal skills including leadership. Children are taught to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sportsmanship as individual participants, team members and spectators.


At Coads Green Primary school, we follow the objectives of the National Curriculum in a progressive format which has been developed by Arena Sports Partnership. Children receive at least one hour per week of PE with a specialist sport coach. The children learn many different skills whilst developing their understanding of different sports. They learn to follow rules, gain respect and understand competition. A wide and varied PE curriculum is provided with the children developing knowledge and skills in a variety of different sports. 

After school clubs are also offered on a weekly basis. Football is provided through Plymouth Argyle and Arena provide sports club which changes every term.

Friendly and competitive events take place throughout the academic year and are aimed at a variety of different age ranges. Covid-19 has impacted significantly on our Trust competitions and cross country events but the children have been able to access remote competitions.

Our KS2 pupils also access swimming every spring term.


Assessment in Coads Green Primary School is viewed as building a picture over time of a child's learning progress across the curriculum and is viewed as an integral part of teaching and learning.  

Assessment for learning (AFL) and Visible Learning underpin all learning. A variety of feedback is used to inform the pupils about their learning so that they become more involved in their own learning and from this gain confidence in what they are expected to learn and how to progress it further. 

Core success criteria and learning intentions are used to track pupils understanding of their learning.

Pupil Retrieval Practices include: 

KWL grids, quizzes, concept/ mind maps, questioning, success criteria, learning intentions and pupil targets. 


Whole School Tracking and Progress 

Coads Green Primary School uses iTRACK which is the online pupil tracking software that uses powerful data analysis to track pupil progress and attainment in real time.