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Physical Education

At Zetland Primary we want all of our pupils to be happy and healthy. We offer a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.

We aim to give our pupils the confidence and motivation to continue to lead a healthy, active and enjoyable lifestyle throughout their education and beyond.  We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and wellbeing. There are regular opportunities to compete in sport in school, across the trust and in the wider community.

Continued Profession Development

We are keen to develop our staff at Zetland Primary. All staff are given the opportunity to shadow specialist sports coaches. This expertise is used across the school to up-skill teachers in areas/sports they lack confidence teaching. In addition, they are offered and encouraged to partake in CPD. The School Sports Partnership are invited to work with staff during staff meetings, to offer additional support and expertise.

Extra-Curricular Activities

As a school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for pupils throughout the year. These clubs are ran by our P.E Teaching Assistants. We also have specialist coaches visit who offer a broader range of clubs. Pupils enjoy the opportunity to work with different teachers and coaches. The children are given to opportunity to voice their opinion on which after school clubs are delivered in school.


We enter a wide range of competitions throughout the year, during which we compete against our partnership schools and if successful, the children are entered into county competitions. Once children have participated in a competition, their performance is reflected upon by the staff members and children receive a certificate of participation.  Throughout the year the children experience Inter- school completions as part of the curriculum.   

As a school we take part in two clusters, one is the Redcar and Eston Cluster and the other is the Ironstone Academy Trust. Festivals range from; Swimming Gala’s, Netball, Rounders, Athletics, kwik Cricket and Football.

Sports Leaders

In Year 5, we deliver a Sports Leadership programme. At the end of Y4, children are chosen to receive training in how to be a successful Play Leader. This is undertaken in the Autumn term. The pupils work with the Sport Partnership and P.E staff in school to provide games and structured activities during playtimes and dinnertimes. This is an engaging project for all pupils. The sports leaders also assist in the running and organising of inter/intra school competitions.


Across the year, we monitor participation and check uptake against gender, SEN and free school meals. Children whose participation is highlighted as a cause for concern are targeted and encouraged to attend an after school club.

Throughout the year we work with the School Sports Partnership to promote the Sprit of the Games, determination, honesty, respect, passion, teamwork and self- belief. These values are focused on throughout all aspects of school, P.E lessons, afterschool clubs and across daily school life. Staff members identify children who have stood out displaying the focus value. In addition to this also have a  ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award. One child from each class is chosen by their teacher to receive this award. This was introduced to celebrate the achievements of the children who have tried hard during the school year and have demonstrated a positive attitude. Zetland has participated in SEND sports festivals which were organised to engage all the children. All in Zetland Primary join in with Judo taster sessions. This is to encourage the children to join in and realise different sports can be fun and engaging.

Partnership Work

Our school is part of the Redcar and Eston School Sport Partnership, this comprises of five secondary schools, nineteen primary schools and a special school.

The partnership supports us develop our annual action plan to improve our P.E offer. They also deliver training courses, competitions, provide links to local sports clubs and resources to support PE delivery.

At the end of the academic year, we can apply for the ‘School Games Mark Award’. This is an award varying from ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’, ‘Gold’ or ‘Platinum’. At present Zetland Primary has received a ‘Gold’ award. As a school we had to show how many of our pupils have participated in physical activities over the school year, how many children have represented the school at tournaments (inter-house, intra-house or at different schools) and also how many of the pupils have enjoyed the variety of after school clubs that have been offered to the children. Zetland has been awarded ‘Gold’ Schools Games Mark Award for three consecutive years.

Whole School Curriculum Map

Our Curriculum Map is a tool used to record and track what we are teaching and when. The curriculum map is a working document which ensures the content is suitable for each stage of pupils learning journey.

When designing our curriculum map we combined the National Curriculum with the needs of the children. Our completed P.E and Sports Premium action plan.

Please click on the links below to find out what your child is learning in school.

Whole school skills progression document

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

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