Berwood Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1BS


We embed a physical activity culture into our curriculum

Sports Lead: Mr N Greaves

PESSPA - Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity

Sports Crew:



At Penns Primary School, we believe that high quality PE lessons motivate our children, from Reception through to Year 6, to lead happy and healthy lives. We want the children to experience a wide range of activities that help them to develop their health, fitness and mental wellbeing. Through our PE curriculum, we want to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sort and other physically and mentally demanding activities. PE provides the children the opportunities to become physically and mentally confident in a way, which supports their health and their levels of fitness. Children given the opportunities to compete in sport, at various different levels whether it is within their school setting or against other schools, build character and it helps them to embed good citizenship values such as fairness and respect.

Please read below for our Curriculum Intent Statement

Statement_of_Intent.pdf .pdf

Our PE Learning Journey

Please find below our learning journey which sequences PE skills from EYFS to beyond KS2. Our learning journey incorporates our characteristics of learning as well as our Penns SMART values. We believe that physical education is more than 'just the physical' it's also about incorporating skills and values which go towards supporting a well-rounded sports person.



How do we know that our children are progressing in PE?

Each child at Penns has a PE passport that details the progression of skills across the PE curriculum. Each child is assessed during assessment week and achieved areas are easily identified. Where a child has not made expected progression, provision is made to ensure this is rectified.

See our pupil passport below

Champions_pupil_passport.docx .docx

Primary School PE Scorecard Report

Research proves that children who are active lead happier and healthier lives.

The first ten years are crucial, making the quality of your school’s PESSPA pivotal to children leading active lives.

It is only by understanding the current picture of your school’s PESSPA, that you’ll be able to determine how to move forward.

That’s where this scorecard comes in.

primary_school_pe_scorecard_report.pdf .pdf


We analyse our PE, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA) offering across the DfE's five key indicators.

Active children do better. Research proves that they are happier, healthier and more successful in life and work. The first ten years are crucial, making the quality of your school’s PESSPA pivotal to children leading active lives.

It is only by understanding the current picture of our school’s PESSPA, that we are able to determine how to move forward.

We understand our school’s PESSPA to therefore prosper and make healthy active lives possible.


Some of the activities that we offer at Penns Primary

Penns pupils have access to daily skipping sessions with 'Dan the Skipping Man' (see link below)


The Daily Mile

Who takes part? Years 4, 5 and 6



Developed by teachers for teachers, Maths on the Move (MOTM) is a unique and innovative programme aligned with the national curriculum. Using physically active learning, MOTM enhances children’s confidence and attainment in maths.

Click on the link to download an example of a number trail for years 5 and 6





Health for Life


Our Health for life programme has 5 objectives:

1. to develop a sustainable healthy lifestyle culture throughout our school

2. to make a measurable improvement in the diet of school children through cooking and healthy eating activities

3. to engage our pupils in growing food to increase their knowledge and understanding of its links with a healthy lifestyle

4. to enable schools to make a measurable improvement in the physical activity of pupils through improved use of school grounds in order to promote a healthy lifestyle

5. to enable our parents/carers to undertsns the programme's key messages and, in particular, to engage selected parents in Family Learning

Balance bike training is aimed at children in Early Years Foundation Stages and Key Stage 1, and is delivered in our school via Aspire through a six-hour programme.

Aspire will build confidence, spatial awareness and balancing skills, enabling young children to learn to ride a bike without ever needing stabilisers.

At the end of the programme, each child gains certificate of achievement and a life-long passion for cycling!


The School Delivery Programme

Chance to Shine is a schools participation programme funded by a charity called the Cricket Foundation, which was founded in 2005. The main purpose of the charity is to increase the amount of children taking part in cricket activity in state schools across the nation, with the ultimate aim of improving the sustainability of cricket within schools, cricket clubs and local communities.

This programme is delivered by qualified coaches from Warwickshire Cricket Board. The purpose of the programme is to build links between hundreds of primary and secondary schools and their local cricket club. Our qualified coaches deliver cricket sessions and matches in schools, train teachers and encourage children to come and play at local cricket clubs.



Lunch time activities



Fridat dancing

We also take part in many of the Wilson Stuart Active Society Events