Physical Education

P.E. (Physical Education) is a highly valued part of our curriculum and we believe wholeheartedly in the way it:

• develops children’s physical competence
• develops confidence
• enables the children to apply their increasing capability to a range of activities

Primary Physical Education (PE) and Sports Grant

You can read about how we will spend our Primary Physical Education (PE) and Sports Grant here.

P.E. Lessons

All classes from Reception to Year 6 have P.E. lessons every week. These lessons cover a wide range of different activities and take place both indoors and outdoors.
You can see which days each class has its P.E. lessons and what the children need to wear on each Year group’s page of the website under the Learning tab above. School P.E. kit needs to be worn – please make sure it is named.

We use a variety of activities such as gymnastics, games, swimming and dance to encourage children to:

• enjoy using their bodies to hone their physical abilities
• develop co-ordination
• express ideas and feelings in response to music and other stimuli
• learn to be mindful of the safety aspects of P.E.
• learn the effects that exercise has on their bodies
• encourage children to develop healthy lifestyles


In Key Stage 2 children have swimming lessons at Southfields Academy, a short walk away. This is scheduled in and we always write home to let you know when your child’s class is doing swimming but please also look at your child’s Year group page (under the Learning tab) and visit the Swimming page for information about swimming sessions.

Competitive Sports Afternoons

Our most recent Competitive Sports Afternoon was with Riversdale Primary school.
The children did three activities on a rotation : table tennis, bench ball and street dance work out. Here are some photos:

What are Competitive Sports Afternoons?
These afternoons were introduced in the Spring Term 2014, and since then many of our children have been involved in Competitive Sports Afternoons with other local schools.  The children from the two schools are mixed together then put into teams before competing in different activities against each other. We’ve had tremendously positive feedback from our own pupils and those of the other schools that have taken part; the children say they’ve had lots of fun and learnt new skills.

Activities at Lunchtime

Lunchtime is another opportunity for the children to enjoy physical activity.  Our playgrounds are divided by age-group and are also zoned so that we can offer a wide range of different activities.  These include throwing & catching games, football, hula hoops, skipping, climbing frame and lots more. This is all looked after by our Lunchtime Supervisors and Year 6 PALs (Playground Activity Leaders).

Please look at our Play Activities at Lunchtime page  to find out about our very different approach to playtimes.

School Teams & Groups

Many of our pupils get the opportunity to represent the school in competitions and activities against and with other schools. As previously mentioned, this can be in sports afternoons with other schools and it can also be by being part of one of our school teams.
We post details of all forthcoming fixtures on Dates for your Diary and give results of matches in our newsletter.

Clubs and Activities

We offer lots of different clubs for children to enjoy after school including a variety that are P.E.-related. Many are free of charge and others are fee-paying. Here’s a summary of clubs that we offer.
Please look out for letters home about available club places and visit the Clubs & Activities page for full information on what’s currently running and timing.


  • Knight School (includes some P.E. -related activities)
  • PALS (playground activity leaders – year 6 children)
  • Football team (Tuesdays)
  • KS1 Tennis breakfast club (Tuesday – invite only)
  • Table Tennis (Tuesday lunch time)
  • Netball Squad (Wednesday morning)
  • Beginner netball (Wednesday after school)
  • Ks2 Tennis Breakfast club (Thursday – invite only)
  • Girls football (Thursday)
  • Running club (Fridays)


  • Crystal Palace (Mondays)
  • Gymnastics (Tuesdays)
  • Playball (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Fencing (Wednesday)
  • Mini Tennis after school (Thursday)
  • Ballet (Thursday)

Sports Day

At the end of the summer term each year we hold our sports days. For Reception, Ks1 and Ks2 (Years 1 to 6 inclusive) this is held at Southfields Academy where children take part in a range of different sporting activities to earn points for their team. There are four teams (Blue, Green, Red and Yellow) and points are given for first, second and third place as well as good sportsmanship.
Here are photos of our KS1 & KS2 sports day 2017.

Our Nursery children take part in a range of sports in the playground at school, cheered on by their parents & carers. Here are photos from a previous Nursery sports day.

School Games Award

Swaffield was awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark at Silver level in the Summer Term 2017 to reward our commitment to P.E. and competitive sport.
Mrs Scott, subject leader for P.E., said:

We’re really pleased to get this award. It reflects our commitment to P.E. here at Swaffield where it’s a really important part of the curriculum. We now have more opportunities than ever for children to learn about and enjoy sport.”


Useful Links

Swaffield also has links to a number of organisations which provide sports and P.E. facilities and classes.

Please visit this page regularly.

Mrs Scott
Subject Co-ordinator

Useful Information:

See SCHOOL UNIFORM for information about PE Kit.
See SWIMMING for information about swimming sessions.
See CLUBS & ACTIVITIES for information about all extra-curricular activities.
See PLAY ACTIVITIES AT LUNCHTIME for information on our very different approach to playtimes.