Mrs Catherine Parker - Head Teacher

Physical Education

PE Leader: Miss Mainprize

Gold School Games Mark achieved 2023.

PE is at the core of Broadbent Fold's curriculum where pupils are encouraged to be as active as possible with a balanced curriculum, active breaks and forest school throughout the school day. This is key in not only keeping the body fit and healthy but also in improving memory and concentration, improving confidence, improving mental wellbeing and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Children at Broadbent Fold partake in 2 PE lessons each week covering:

  • Fundamental movement skills, dance and gymnastics in EYFS
  • Fundamental movement skills, team games (invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding), dance and gymastics in Key Stage 1 
  • Athletics, competitive games (invasion games, net and wall games, striking and fielding), gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor and adventurous activity (OAA) in Key Stage 2

PE Passport is used as a scheme for both teaching and assessment purposes. We have Inspire Coaching in for staff CPD every Wednesday and they also run our afterschool clubs. City in the Community also work with our EYFS pupils every Friday to develop the fundamental skills. Broadbent Fold offers lots of opportunites for pupils to develop leadership skills in PE through the sports council, being a Gamechanger for girls football and being a sports leader. 

There are lots of opportunites throughout the year for our pupils to engage in intra-school competition with challenge me competitions every half term in school and inter-school competitions against other schools in Tameside including boys and girls football, cross country, tag rugby, dance, cheerleading, athletics, dodgeball, quicksticks (hockey), rounders, cricket and many more.

Early Years

Children at the expected level of development will:

  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others;
  • Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing;
  • Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.

Key stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils are taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key stage 2

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching 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
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 Swimming is taught to our Year 4 pupils every week. The key objectives that they are working towards are:

  • swim competently, confidently and 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