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Physical Education

Physical Education


At Newfield Primary School, we believe that children should know the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle and know how to do so. We want them to use their school values to achieve the best that they can. This in turns supports them to build their character and grow in our school community with a healthy body and healthy mind. 


Newfield believes that Physical Education (PE) is part of what supports children in having a healthy, active lifestyle. PE experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional development and health.


Our curriculum aims to provide for pupils with increasing self-confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations.  It inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.



Raising attainment in primary school swimming

Swimming and water safety are national curriculum requirements and essential life skills. The national curriculum requirement is that by the end of key stage 2, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

  • use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke

  • perform a safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


At Newfield, pupils start swimming lessons in the Spring term of Year 5 and this continues into the Autumn term of Year 6. Pupils swimming lessons are at Willesden Sports Centre. 

Physical Education National Curriculum

Physical Education at Newfield

Coaching and Mentoring