Physical Education

At Silver Springs, we follow the Primary PE Passport, which is the vehicle through which we deliver the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum and forms the basis of the school’s wider PE offer.

At Silver Springs, we follow the Primary PE Passport, which is the vehicle through which we deliver the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum and forms the basis of the school’s wider PE offer. The content of our PE curriculum is broad and balanced, challenging and progressive, leading to children being physically literate and developing a range of transferrable skills.  Opportunities for children to take part in competition both within school and within the wider community of schools in the borough, enables children to apply the skills they have learned and develop positive attitudes to sport and sporting competition.  

During their time at Silver Springs the children will have the opportunity to take part in at least two hours of PE or planned physical activity per week.  Discrete PE and Dance lessons begin in the Nursery and are delivered by our specialist coaches.  In addition to this all children will take part in weekly swimming lessons for three terms in Year Three and Four.  In Reception,  children will also participate in weekly cycling lessons.  All year groups receive one term of dance teaching each year.   

We believe that healthy and active children are fundamentally better placed to make progress across all areas of their learning and life. In addition to the taught curriculum we provide equipment, time and a variety of play spaces to encourage children to be physically active at break times.  The whole of the PE curriculum is enriched by a range of before and after school sports and dance clubs, available to children from Year One upwards. 

Below, are some of the things you will see happening in our PE lessons… 

  • Active, outgoing and engaged children. 
  • Children becoming leaders. 
  • A sense of challenge and competition. 
  • Inclusive environments for all. 
  • Critical thinking to solve problems 
  • Teamwork and a sense of community.  
  • Enjoyment and participation 
  • Cooperation and sportsmanship  

The Impact 

PE will link across the curriculum as children become more equipped with knowledge of their bodies, linking to biology and physiology whilst learning the importance a good nutrition and diet. Our children will develop a variety of knowledge, skills, capabilities and attributes that are necessary for, not only physical wellbeing but a combination of mental, emotional and social wellbeing too. We will create tactical thinkers, cooperative learners with active lifestyles.