(Physical Education)

Curriculum PE

In PE children across the whole school develop their skills and abilities in dance, gymnastics and games.

In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One the games focus on the skills needed to play a range of ball games, including throwing, catching and hitting a ball in various ways.

In Key Stage Two the games focus on learning the rules and developing the skills for specific ball games, including netball, basketball, hockey, football, tag rugby, mini tennis, rounders and cricket. Children in Key Stage Two also develop skills in Athletics and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities such as orienteering.

We often invite outside sports coaches in to support our curriculum PE lessons. This enables the children to be taught by an experienced sports coach and to develop their skills further.


After School Clubs

We offer children from Year 1 onwards the opportunity to attend after school sports clubs to further develop their skills and technique. These are run by qualified sports coaches. We regularly change the type of sports we are offering to the children to try to cater for individual preferences and areas of ability.



We enter children into sports competitions regularly as part of 'Team Barnsley'. All children from Year 1 onwards are given the opportunity to attend an inter-schools competition several times during each academic year. Here they compete at a certain sport against children of their own age from other schools.