Quick Links

Quick Links

Thomas Reade Primary School


Physical Education


PE staff (ID 1221)



Physical Education

Physical education focuses on the body and physical activity. The physical education curriculum is the learning and experience the subject provides for our children both in curricular and non-curricular time. Its unique contribution to the totality of education emerges from a sequential programme of physical activity, focusing on learning how, understanding why and knowing when to move. Physical education contributes to the development of a wide range of physical, social, and personal skills and helps prepare all pupils for a healthy active lifestyle.

It builds on children’s natural need for, and enjoyment of, activity and movement. Through the medium of physical education pupils can acquire and develop the knowledge, concept, skills, qualities, values, and attitudes listed below:

Skills:             Motor skills both generic and sport specific, social skills, problem solving, decision making, choreographic skills, officiating, observational, recording, organisational, co-operation, movement memory.

Knowledge:   Rules and regulations, sport history, cultural influences, health and fitness, (including basic anatomy, physiology) safety principles, regulations.

Concepts:      Spatial, awareness tactical, (including defense and attack), team work, healthy lifestyle, artistic expression, motif development.

Attitudes and Values:           Fair play, honesty, respect, responsibility, co-operation, tolerance, passion, courage, determination, confidence.


PE Kit

It is essential for all children to wear appropriate clothing for physical education. Children require a blue school polo-shirt, royal blue shorts and trainers. The polo shirt for P.E. may be purchased from the school shop in the link above. Royal blue shorts can be purchased from the uniform supplier or be plain royal blue sports shorts from any supplier.

Since Covid-19 children have been able to come to school in their PE kit on PE days, this has been continued following the end of Covid restrictions to maximise participation time in PE lessons. Children may wear plain tracksuit trousers, joggers or leggings in navy blue, royal blue, black or dark grey instead of shorts during cold weather. 

A royal blue sports hoodie with school logo is available for purchase from our uniform supplier, this is optional and can be worn on PE days only. Alternatively, children can wear a school jumper with their PE kit.

PE Days

Year 1 - Tuesday and Friday

Year 2 - Thursday

Year 3 - Monday and Tuesday

Year 4 - Monday and Wednesday

Year 5 - Wednesday and Thursday (Swimming)

Year 6 - Tuesday and Friday

 PE Curriculum

PE Curriculum pathway

PE Documents


PE & Sports Premium at Thomas Reade