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Physical Education

Here at Queen Edith Primary School we take pride in delivering high quality PE lessons, supported by the New Cambridgeshire Scheme of Work. We are fully committed to ensuring that we stretch and challenge all children within their abilities, so that they experience a wealth of fitness, healthy lifestyles, as well as, experience the competitive elements of sport.


Our pupils have at least 2 hours per week of PE lessons from Reception to Year Six. Children are given opportunities to practise and build upon their skills both individually, as a group and with the support of the adults to make further progress. Partner talk, problem solving, evaluating and providing constructive feedback to each other are key areas that we consider the children to be able to develop throughout the PE curriculum.

As the children progress throughout and year groups they gain the necessary skills to be able to be competent at a range of sporting activities, understanding how units of work link and support a range of games and competitions.

Yearly Overview

Y1Games Unit ‘Throwing and Catching’. Dance Unit ‘Dot , Wiggle and Dash’.Gymnastics Unit ‘Travel and Stop’.Games Unit ‘Running and Jumping’, ‘Kicking and Striking’.
Y2Gymnastics: Points of Contact. Dance: Magical Friendship. Games: Fundamentals 1Games : Fundamentals 1 & 2. Dance: Great Fire of London. Gymnastics: Tall and Wall.Games: Fundamentals 3. Games: Sports Event. Swimming.
Y3Striking and Fielding. Gymnastics. Interpretive Indian dance.Tag Rugby. Gymnastics.Pirate Dance. Sports Leadership. Athletics. Swimming.
Y4Invasion Games (Football, Tag Rugby). Dance: Lindy Hop. Gymnastics.Dance: Time Travel. Football.Athletics. Rounders. Swimming.
Y5Gymnastics: Balance. Invasion Games: Rugby. Dance. Football. Invasion Games: Football.Gymnastics: Partner Work. Invasion Games: Basketball, Netball.Athletics. Striking and Fielding. Games: Cricket. Dance Morning. African Rhythm and Beats. Swimming. Athletics.
Y6Invasion Games: Hockey. Gymnastics: Symmetry and Asymmetry. Fitness.Invasion Games: Tag Rugby. Dance.Net Games: Tennis. Striking and Fielding. Rounders, Cricket. Swimming.

For more information please click on the link to view our PE Policy on our Policies page.

Government Funding

Last year, the government increased the grant for schools to use to ensure all children are provided with as many experiences as possible. We strongly believe children should be exposed to these experiences in order to make their own decisions about what sports they enjoy and are talented at. This grant has been confirmed for the academic year of 2018-2019, therefore allowing us to continue to develop the subject and progression for all our children.

The grant is used to provide clubs that the children can participate in; before school, at lunch time and afterschool. Ensuring that all children can access a range of clubs with additional funding as required. Competition for all ability groups has been increased since the funding has been available. We are also able to enter additional festivals and events that targeted children can attend.

CSSP Partnership

We have continued to invest in the CSSP partnership, which we use for a range of activities both during the school day and out of school: High quality coaching by specialist coaches are delivered to all classes form years one to six for a series of lessons. Which provides CPD for teachers

to develop their knowledge and understanding of teaching PE, as well, as, motivate and enthuses our children taking part.

Competition and Festivals

We have fortunate that we have the luxury of being a Federation with Queen Emma Primary School and use this to offer further competition and festivals for groups and classes.

Competition has increased throughout the years and we are proud of the successes that we are continuing to make each year. This year has already seen the Queen Edith football team quality for the regional round of the ESFA football competition.


Learning to swim is an important life skill. We organise lessons for all children between year 2 and year 6. These take place during school time and are a part of the school curriculum.

Information For Parents

PE lessons are included in the curriculum and the children actively participate in 2 hours per week of PE lessons. During some PE lessons we have secured additional coaching sessions taught by specialist coaches. The children have previously thoroughly enjoyed these sessions, as well as, accessed quality learning about a range of different sports.

A full PE kit must be worn for all PE activities. Every child requires a PE kit to be left at school until the end of each half term. Please ensure that your child’s kit is clearly labelled with their name.

All jewellery should be removed before school on PE days. Staff are not able to remove or help to remove earings. If your child does not remove them before school please ensure that they can do this themselves.

Examples of Learning

This term children from years 3, 4, 5 & 6 took part in the cross country competition held at Netherhall. The children selected earned their places in the competition by showing enthuisasm and effort during the Daily Mile sessions at school. Despite some difficult conditions the children ran very well, and Queen Edith finished 4th out of 29 schools overall which was a deserved achievement for the children’s efforts.

Year 4 Gymnastics Competition

Year 4 were delighted to welcome Queen Emma Year 4 for our Gymnastics house competition. The children did very well with their gymnastics routines they have been learning this term. The Year 6 Sports Leaders did a great job of scoring, supporting and encouraging the children.

Tag Rugby

On Thursday 21st March, 11 of our Year 6 children took part in the Tag Rugby tournament at Shelford Rugby Club. They won 4 out of 5 matches in their group, but unfortunately missed out (only just!) on the play offs. They all played well as a team, showing excellent understanding of the sport and of each other.

Well done to all of the team:

Yousef, Ollie, Matt, Corben, Ross, Safa, Isabella, Katie, Natalia, Isheeka and Laura.


Quicksticks Competition

On Tuesday 12th February, 11 children from Year 6 took part in the Quicksticks competition (a mini version of hockey) at Trumpington Community College. The squad was comprised of two teams, with Team A finishing 5th overall, and Team B finishing in 4th place. All of the children represented the school brilliantly, showing respect, team work, perseverance and excellent sportsmanship.

Well done to everyone involved:

Team A: Owiys, Alex, Hao, Natalia, Charlotte and Elli

Team B: Rishi, Matt, Laura, Celine and Yingfei

Netherhall Cross Country Competition

It was a beautiful day for the Cross Country competition held at Netherhall school on Friday 30th November. Attending the event were runners from years 3 to 6, with separate races for boys and girls. It was wonderful to see the team spirit of Queen Edith, who represented the school brilliantly, and persevered to run the 1500m course. A huge well done to all of the children selected to run and an extra special congratulations must go to Josiah and Emma for bringing back a gold medal!

Football Competition

On Thursday 11th October the Queen Edith boys and girls football teams took part in the ESFA football competition at Netherhall School.
The girls team faced some tough competition but performed extremely well to record 3 victories and 2 defeats in their 5 games, meaning they finished 3rd in their group of 6 teams. This meant they just missed out on playing in the play-offs for the 3rd place medal. Well done to all of the girls who took part!

The boys team had an excellent start to the tournament, winning 4 and drawing 1 of their 5 group games and only conceding one goal in the 5 games. This meant Queen Edith won their group and progressed to the final.
After a tight game the match eventually ended 0-0 which meant a penalty shoot-out was needed to decide a winner. The boys did very well to keep their nerve in the shoot-out and won the final 2-0 on penalties!
As a result the boys team have progressed to the county finals, where they will represent Cambridge in the next round of the tournament.