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Melbourne Primary School

Melbourne Primary School Melbourne Primary School


 The PE subject leader is Sam Parkinson



Healthy habits for life

We believe that providing inclusive and competitive opportunities for children is vital so they become enthusiastic about physical activity and encourages an active lifestyle. This will also develop physical literacy which is highly important. The aim of physical education is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Children are taught to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators. Children take part in a range of sporting activities such as: games, gymnastic movement, dance and athletic activities using indoor and outdoor environments where appropriate. Children can take part in after school clubs and have the opportunity to compete against other schools. 


At Melbourne Primary school, we follow the objectives of the National Curriculum in a progressive format. All children receive one hour per week of PE with Miss Welch (specialist sport coach) and one hour per week with their class teacher.  The children learn many different skills whilst developing their understanding of different sports. They learn to follow rules, gain respect and the understand competition. We provide a wide and varied PE curriculum with the children getting an insight into many different sports. 

The children's journey begins in Foundation Stage, where children start to develop the building blocks of physical education through both play-based and teacher led activities which enable children to improve their gross and fine-motor skills. As the children move into Key Stage One, PE units centre around 'core skills' such as co-ordination, locomotion and ball skills, which leads into small-sided games in the summer term. In Lower Key Stage 2, the children begin to apply the 'core skills' to different games and sporting situations, such as different invasion games, racket sports and dance. Finally, as they reach Upper Key Stage 2, their basic skills will be secure, with PE lessons having a heavier focus on applying tactical awareness.

Extra Curricular

We have a range of clubs on offer at Melbourne Primary School, which change every term. We attend many different friendly and competitive events throughout the academic year aimed at a variety of different age ranges. We encourage our children to articulate the sports they would like to see on our clubs list and always do our very best to make this happen! 

Key Stage One 




Key Stage Two 



Progression of skills

Below you will find a document that maps the knowledge and the skills that the children will learn across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 


Subject Long Term Plan

Below you will find a document which summaries Physical Education at Melbourne Primary School across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 


Sport Premium 2021-22

See below for last year's 2021-22 spending as well as previous years' spending. 


Melbourne Primary School
Melbourne, York, East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4QE
01759 318369
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