At Toner Avenue Primary school, we aim to provide children with life skills that will have a positive impact now and beyond school life ensuring pupils lead healthy active lifestyles. Within PE, we aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. At our school, we want to teach all children the core fundamental movement skills in order to co-operate and collaborate with others, be part of a team, participate in healthy competition, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. We strongly believe all children can achieve and make progress within PE. Our approach to the delivery of PE lessons challenges and supports every child across the school. This approach is achieved through the use of our Real PE scheme of work, which starts from EYFS all the way through to the end of Key Stage 2. Our long term plan is broad and balanced, allowing children to access a wide variety of high quality PE and sports provision.



Every class across the school undertakes two sessions of PE per week totalling 90 minutes. Each class completes one lesson developing skills with a sports coach from South Tyneside School Sport Coaching and the other lesson is a Real PE lesson. EYFS teach one lesson per week totalling 60 minutes from the Real PE scheme.

We teach lessons so that children:

  • Have fun and experience success in sport
  • Feel challenged
  • Can develop the following in order to be successful within PE – Creativity, cognitive skills, health and fitness, physical skills, social and personal skills
  • Develop good sporting attitudes
  • Understand basic rules
  • Experience positive and healthy competition
  • Learn in a safe environment
  • Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active.

Real PE is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination (core fundamental skills). Real PE also supports healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique approach to teaching and learning in PE. The  long  term  plan  sets  out  the  PE  units  which  are  to  be  taught  throughout  the  year  and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met with clear progression identified. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering the fundamental skills in the REAL PE scheme. 

Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events against other schools in the Local Authority. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. 

Children in Year 5 and 6 swim once a week for a term. Children in Year 3 and 4 swim once a week for half a term. Year 6 children who do not meet the required NC standard of swimming 25m, will have the opportunity to return for further lessons in the Summer Term.  

Children  engage  with  ‘GoNoodle’  to  help  meet our school target of all children being active for at least 30 minutes a day.



PE is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. At Toner Avenue, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities within PE sessions, after school clubs and external competitions help to develop good sportsmanship and team work.

Curriculum Overviews

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Real PE Progression Document

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PE Year Group and Key Stage End Points

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