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Henry GreenPrimary School

‘Learning Together, Learning For Life’

Physical Education

We aim to encourage a lifetime love of sport and keeping fit to lead healthy, active lives. Our PE aspires to develop confidence, resilience, passion, respect and determination. It helps to improve their mental health and cognitive development as a result they will be more likely to concentrate and maintain focus in lessons. All children are given the opportunity to compete in sport and other demanding activities to build their character and talents (RRS article 29) in order to excel in a broad range of physical activities as well as help embed values such as respect and fairness.  Not only does PE improve a child’s sporting skills but also it develops their communication, teamwork, leadership, creativity and problem-solving skills within a classroom setting as well as preparing them to be young global citizens.



Topics, activities and resources are selected as a reflection of the schools’ context and the relevance of developments in physical education and sport .


deep Learning

Deeper learning is exhibited through pupil evaluation, justifying and exploring new aspects of different sports.



Lessons are designed to engage pupils through developing different skills, in ordert o put them into pracrice in a range of individual and team activities.



Relevant, personalised and authentic learning experiences that promote pupils to be challenged in an inclusive environment.


Schema building

Prior learning is consistenly referred to an built upon throughout the curriculum. Knowledge and skills are developed to secure it in their long term memory.


P.E lessons are designed to provide high quality learning, through inspiring and promoting the curiosity of pupils. Our intention is to enhance pupils knowledge, skills and vocabulary through in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as protoing transferrable life skills, in particular respect and fairness.



We aim to lay a secure foundation for future learning. We engage pupils in learning from the very start and expect our children to leave us as happy, confident and skilful in P.E, who are curious about the world around them.  By providing a high level of teaching at an early stage, pupils will develop creativity, as well as possessing the ability to think ciritically and independently. 


At Henry Green Primary School we use Primary PE Passport as a planning, assessment and tracking tool for PE. The PE Passport is child centered and allows pupils’ achievements in and out of school to be recorded and tracked from Reception right through to Year 6.

PE Vision
Every child should be confident, enjoy and participate in a range of sports actively with increasing competitive aspects by the end of Year 6. In the future, the aim will be to provide some competitive team matches against other schools (RRS articles 3, 15, 28, 29, 30 & 31).


  • Every child should be respected relative to our own natural abilities and stimulated to reach our full potential given our social, physical, mental and economic parameters (RRS article 29).
  • Continue to discover new barriers to learning about our physical capabilities and challenge ourselves in a competitive but friendly environment where we all progress together (RRS articles 3 and 30).
  • Our vision is for everyone to be confident, independent and motivated towards an enriched healthy lifestyle and to be actively participating in sport (RRS articles 15 and 31).

Healthy Opportunities


We have a wide range of opportunities for children to stay active here at Henry Green. At lunchtimes, they have a variety of energetic activities to choose from including: champ, table tennis, cricket, football with trained sport coaches and a range of athletics activities.  

Some of our children took part in a Rugby Tournament

Every child at Henry Green looks forward to a school sports day and they wait all year with anticipation of which house will win the competition! Our last sports day organised by Mr Hughes was a huge success...

Links for PE/ physical wellbeing


At Henry Green, the children are really enjoying their PE lessons and show great enthusiasm towards the subject. Below is a link you can access at home which provides further many ideas of how to stay healthy and active at home.

Did you know...

five minute workout each day will boost physical activity levels and inspire fun, healthy confident children.

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 5 | The Body Coach TV

Great for all ages35 seconds work | 25 seconds restStar JumpsSquatsSlow Motion BurpeesTouch Toes Touch The SkySki Jumps

Five Minute Move for Primary Schools (5/5)

Join Schools Ambassador Joe Wicks AKA The BodyCoach for a Five Minute Move session designed to get your body moving, your heart beating, and your positivity ...

The Joe Wicks 24 Hour PE Challenge | Part 1

Part 1 of Joe's epic 24 hour fundraising challenge for BBC Children in Need. Support Joe by donating at

Let's have a look at healthy eating!

How your child eats today can have a huge impact on their health throughout adolescence and adulthood. Eating food containing important nutrients helps children grow, and is essential for children’s mental and physical development.

Joe Wicks' Healthy Snacks | This Morning

Swimming Standard

Swimming and water safety is a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education (PE) programme of study.

The Goal set, following a review by the Curriculum Swimming and Water Safety Review Group 2017 is that:

By the end of Key Stage 2 every child has met the minimum standard of water safety knowledge and swimming ability as stated in the national curriculum for physical education programme of study.

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres; use a range of strokes effectively; perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

At Henry Green Primary School, all pupils in Year 4 and 5 participate in a 10 week programme of swimming tuition at Becontree Leisure Centre in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Following this programme an assessment is made for each pupil against the criteria given above.

In 2018-2019,  55% of pupils reached the given standard.

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