Physical Education

Subject Leader: Mr C.Gough

An understanding of the importance of being physically aware of one’s own body and its abilities are paramount in leading a healthy and active lifestyle. We aim to deliver the building blocks of sport and physical activity to guide all of our pupils  (particularly disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND) into becoming active and healthy adults – most importantly, we want to show our children the fun and confidence-building attributes that being healthy and sports have to offer.

Haslam Park Primary School’s intent:


We will provide opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children will also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

In KS1:

Pupils will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will be able to engage in competitive (both against themselves and against other) and cooperative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

In KS2:

We will build on KS1 and pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Amendments to our intent to address the negative health and wellbeing effects of COVID:

At Haslam Park Primary School, we are aware of the negative impact COVID has had on our families’ lives. In order to help address these issues, we have adapted our curriculum to meet the needs of our children.


Greenacre Sports Partnership:

We have adopted a new PE scheme of work developed by Greenacre Sports Partnership. Greenacre Sports Partnership achieved Business Associate status from the Association for Physical Education. The scheme is designed to recognise high quality providers who support PE, School Sport & Physical Activity professionals to achieve the best outcomes for young people.

Our children will get 2 hours of dedicated PE time per week on top of any incidental physical activity opportunities each day. Greenacre Sports Partnership aspires to develop and improve physical literacy, by creating a variety of learning opportunities for all to compete and participate in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. This will encourage lifelong participation, an active lifestyle and grow skills for life.


We currently employ a ‘Wellbeing Through Sport’ coach. The scheme they deliver is designed for primary schools and provides a unique way to support a whole school approach to positive mental health and wellbeing, and to give pupils and staff the skills and confidence they need to learn and live happier lives.

Manchester United Foundation Partnership:

We also currently employ the ‘Manchester United Foundation’ to work with the children of our school. This scheme delivers:

High quality lessons to all children throughout school on a rolling programme,

lunchtime and afterschool activities and creates active links with the wider community,

a training programme to create sports leaders who will help deliver organised physical activity though school.



Every child will receive swimming lessons for at least one term during their time with us at Haslam Park. We use the Ladybridge High School facilities to deliver this.


Sports clubs:

Our staff are committed to broadening the experiences of our children and provide a variety of afterschool sports clubs which will vary throughout the year.



Our children will become aware of making healthier lifestyle choices and understanding the importance of diet and exercise.

They will develop a holistic understanding of what it means to be successful in sport and physical activity and mitigate negative self-beliefs.

They will become more aware of the opportunities that are available to them in their local community.

They will become proficient in physical life skills such as swimming, balance, coordination and learn the key fundamentals of a variety of sports.

They will be able to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned at Haslam Park to all areas of their social, academic and family life.



At Haslam Park, we ensure we provide a multitude of opportunities for our children to take part in competitive and festival based sports. We provide weekly intra-school tournaments across KS2 that embed the six School Games values - Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork. We also strive to attend a varied selection of inter-school sporting opportunities to help develop the confidence and self-esteem of all of our children. Please see our sporting calendar below:


Manchester United Foundation

This year, we are very pleased to have the Manchester United Foundation in school delivering PE sessions and afterschool clubs.