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Physical Education

at Southmead


PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools


Please  click here to look at 2018-19 PE and Sports Premium annual report, including a breakdown of funding and outcomes.

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                      VISION STATEMENT


At Southmead Primary School our vision is to provide a high-quality, inclusive PE curriculum that supports all children’s physical, emotional and social development.


We aim to inspire children to develop a lifelong love of sport and physical activity and excel in competitive sport. Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to develop physically and supports their mental wellbeing, as well as develops skills and attributes such as resilience, teamwork, problem-solving and self-confidence.


We are committed to providing opportunities for children to lead successful, active and healthy lifestyles.

Spotlight on EYFS and KS1


In Early Years, children are learning to move with confidence, imagination and in safety. They will develop their movement through dance and gymnastics activities as well as using apparatus to balance and climb.


In KS1, children are working towards developing their fundamental movement skills including running, jumping, throwing & catching. They will develop their agility, balance & co-ordination and start to apply these in games where they will work towards demonstrating basic attacking and defending skills. They will also perform dances using simple movement patterns.


We are lucky enough to have tennis coaching at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club starting in the Spring term!



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Spotlight on KS2

In KS2, children will develop & apply a broader range of skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. They will develop their technique, strength, control and balance and link skills to make actions and sequences of movement. Children will also evaluate and recognise their own success, including compare performances with previous ones and consider ways to improve.

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Some of our children were invited to The All England Tennis Club for a coaching session with Judy Murray! They were incredibly excited but remained calm and focussed, and were able to demonstrate excellent listening skills and made lots of progress throughout the session. A favourite amongst the group was the water balloon activity!

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We were lucky enough to have a special visitor, Nick Carter, who talked to us about his amazing record breaking climb of Mount Everest. He talked about all the things he did to become brave, tough and a great team member in order to be able to climb the tallest mountain in the world. It was fascinating and all children demonstrated their fantastic listening skills. A big thank you to Nick for coming in and sharing his experiences and for showing us that we all can inspire!

Wimbledon Museum – Inspirational Women in Tennis Workshop

Y4 visited the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum to take part in an Inspirational Women Tennis workshop. Children had a brief history lesson on key moments in sporting history and then did their own research on a famous tennis player using primary resources such as newspaper clippings, clothing and letters. The children then enjoyed a fantastic tour of the grounds and even took a seat in Centre Court!

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Wow! What an amazing day! All children at Southmead demonstrated their learning across the year by participating in a range of modified sports within their House Teams. It was impressive to see how they all worked as part of a team during the Sitting Volleyball, Dodgeball and relay races as well as demonstrated their jumping, throwing and sprinting skills. The orienteering activity was a huge hit and children developed their listening and problem solving skills. All children received house points for their teamwork and for demonstrating the Olympic and Paralympic Values. Well done to Stephen Hawking house who earned the most house points on the day!


The PPSSA have organised Football and Netball matches. Matches are played at Dover House Road Playing Fields. This has given our children the opportunity to experience competition, which has helped them to develop their skills, technique and resilience! Many children started with limited experience and it has been incredibly exciting to watch their fantastic progress!

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The PPSSA will be hosting another round of Netball and Football competitions in the Spring term. Look out for some friendly matches before the competitons kick off.

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On Friday 23rd March, Southmead staff and KS2 children walked to Wimbledon Park and back to complete the Sport Relief Mile. It was lovely to have the Southmead community come together and raise money for charity. All children should be proud of themselves on how they supported each other to complete the Mile. Nursery, Reception and KS1 children completed their own Sport Relief Circuit at school. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to this fantastic charity!

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Click here to read how PE at Southmead contributes to children's development in SMSC.