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Sept 2019 - Rec AG 99% Oct 2019 - Y6LM 98.6%

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  • Amberley Primary School,
  • East Bailey,
  • Killingworth,
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE12 6SQ
  • Mrs Ros Douglas, Office Manager
  • Mrs Kath Lumsden, Admin Assistant

P.E & Sport at Amberley

This link will take you to our most current action plan with our intended outcomes, how we are spending the sports premium and our current swimming statistics.

PE Planning Overview

Curriculum Intent


At Amberley Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as fairness, respect and resilience as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport. As detailed in our overall curriculum intent, PE teaching at Amberley embraces all three of our core values: nurturing, innovation and aspiration.

Curriculum Implementation


How PE is taught at Amberley:

Pupils at Amberley participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities.  Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events throughout the year. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also the health and well-being for all pupils within our school.

A typical PE lesson at Amberley will have three parts and will begin with a clear warm up linked to their current unit of work. The lesson will then progress into a skill based activity which is linked to the focus of the lesson and children are given many opportunities to practise and develop. The final part of the lesson is where the children will compete in a games-based activity. This could be performing a routine or playing small sided games.  

Also, at Amberley children and staff participate in the Daily Mile each day. The Daily Mile allows the children to run or jog for fifteen minutes every day at their own pace with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier and more able to concentrate in the classroom.  In addition to the Daily Mile, we have a sports enrichment week during May where children work on their determination, resilience and stamina.  The aims of the week included enjoyment of physical exercise, increasing awareness a balanced diet and discovery of new sports. There were a range of activities and workshops to challenge the children, including Wake up Shake up, Zumba, Yoga, Crossfit, Archery, Circuit training, NUFC football tournament, Healthy Eating with Mrs Hoey and a Tough Mudder assault course to finish the week.

Curriculum Impact


All children at Amberley Primary School receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum regardless of year group or ability. Every child accesses all of the key areas of the subject on offer at our school. Teachers and our school PE lead plan PE with a clear progression of skills and knowledge that we have devised as part of our curriculum offer to ensure that all children access it at an age appropriate level. Festivals and competitions ensure all of our children have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports both in and outside of school whether that is at a competitive or non competitive level. Finally, Intra-school competitions are used regularly to formatively assess children across year groups.  

The information above is collated together by class teachers and recorded in our assessment system which the PE lead then analyses in the summer term. Data is then presented to whole school staff, noting action that needs to be taken as a result. Pupil interviews are also conducted to gauge pupil voice throughout the year and learning walks take place in line with the school’s monitoring and evaluation programme. The PE leads also utilises CPD time when needed to update staff on relevant changes within the curriculum and provide support where necessary.

PE Teaching and Learning Profile


P.E. & & Sport at Amberley Primary School


Amberley are part of the national School Games programme, the programme provides opportunities for young people to access competitive school sport. During the academic year the pupils from Amberley take part in a range of activities and competitions in various sports. Amberley were awarded the School Games Mark Gold award in 2018/19.


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Quality of Physical Education

School Swimming


At Amberley, we place high value on supporting our children to develop swimming skills. 

Year 3, 4 and 5 children attend Lakeside Leisure Pool once a week for the full a term and are taught by specialist swimming teachers. We also have a member of staff who has been trained to assist the swimming teachers and allow the children to swim in smaller groups. All children are supported to reach the recommended government guidelines. Children who do not reach this standard by the end of Year 5 will continue with specific swimming lessons as they move into upper KS2 until they reach the expected standard.

PE at Amberley

KS2 Boxing
NUFC Girls World Cup Trophy
NUFC Girls World Cup Trophy
Tough Mudder Assault Course
Year 4 Indoor Athletics
Year 5 NUFC Competition
Whole School Sports Morning
KS2 Bike-ability
KS2 Bike-ability
High Borrans Year 4
High Borrans Year 4
High Borrans Year 4
High Borrans Year 4
High Borrans Year 4