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Physical Education

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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 continuing to learn 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.


This term Y3 have been attending The All England Lawn Tennis Club for weekly coaching with Darren. They have been working on their throwing and catching skills, handling a racket to perform the forehand and backhand, and rallying. The children are making fantastic progress and have really improved their hand-eye coordination.

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Spotlight on KS2

In KS2, children will develop & apply hand-eye coordination and sending and receiving skills through striking and fielding and net and wall activities.

They will develop their technique, strength, control and balance and link skills to make actions and sequences of movement. Children will also work on team skills through outdoor adventurous activities. Y5 will continue to develop their swimming and being safe in water.


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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!

Courtney Tulloch Visits Southmead!

On Thursday 28th February, we had a visit from GB Gymnast Courtney Tulloch who is a Commonwealth and European Champion. He led a sponsored fitness circuit with all children from reception to Y6. He also led an assembly where he shared his experiences of training to be a world class gymnast and told us about the resilience he has to enable him to keep training and focus on performing at the 2020 Olympic Games.  Thank you, Courtney for visiting us at Southmead!

As a result of his inspiring visit, sponsorship money raised has exceeded £1000! Thank you so much to our wonderful families for their contributions; money has gone towards PE provision for all pupils at Southmead and towards supporting champions of the future.

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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 have organised Football and Netball matches. Matches are played at Dover House Road Playing Fields. Despite not playing since October, Y6 Netballers dusted off the cobwebs and played a fantastic first match winning 2-0. They went on to win the next game 1-0, but came up against formidable opponents in Sacred Heart and Our Lady Queen of Heaven, drawing 0-0 and losing 0-2 respectively. A fantastic return to Netball, well done team! These competitions have allowed our children 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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Click here to read how PE at Southmead contributes to children's development in SMSC.


Monday 28th January – Friday 1st February

What a wonderful week! We had a great turnout by parents and children for our wellbeing activities. On Monday, children scooted or rode their bikes and received a healthy breakfast. On Tuesday, parents and children started the day with Cosmic Yoga - Yoga through stories. EYs enjoyed a wonderful movement day where they tried activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills. We finished the week with a fun movement break using the fantastic Go Noodle app. A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported the week and well done to those who took part.

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