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Primary Academy

P.E. and Sport Premium


Through Sports Premium Funding, Mansfield Primary Academy receives £16,000 plus an additional payment of £10 per pupil in Years 1 - 6.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. We have joint priorities with the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust.

At Mansfield Primary Academy we try to inspire children to become involved in Sport in many different ways. We work closely with TB Sport who assist class teachers in providing excellent teaching and learning within our Academy, ranging from high-quality P.E. lessons to additional opportunities at after school clubs.


Children at Mansfield Primary Academy have a love for P.E. and access high-quality physical education provision linked to our whole school values of respect, responsibility and resilience.

Children leave each lesson knowing that they have displayed the characteristics of G.A.T.E.

Generate - Children create innovative ways of overcoming challenges within sport and activity 

Aspire - Children start each lesson wanting to achieve their very best.

Together - Children are able to work positively as part of a team

Enquire - Children ask questions in their quest to improve

Opening the Mansfield Curriculum GATE through physical education will inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically competent and confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Awareness will be raised of different sports and the opportunities and careers sporting activity can provide. 

Our aims are to ensure that:

  • Children develop fundamental movement skills that they can apply across all sports and in life
  • Children are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Children are given opportunities to practise and apply skills across a wide range of individual and team-based activities 
  • Children engage in competitive sport
  • Children lead healthy and active lives and to extend this in real life skills (Forest Schools)
  • Children are exposed to less traditional sports and pathways are provided to do this.

Key stage 1

Pupils should 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 should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

 Pupils are taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns. 

Key stage 2

Pupils should 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 should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team § compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


PE is delivered by Class Teachers. Our PE sessions are indoor and outdoor. They focus on mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination. These will be done in isolation and combination which will be applied throughout different sports. Pupils are encouraged to participate in team games and to develop simple tactics for being an effective team member. We also visit other facilities including the local swimming pool. Swimming takes place in twelve-week blocks throughout the academic year; Years 4 to 5 swim once a week for 12 weeks. Year 6 are assessed and all children who have not met the required standard take part in top up swimming during a six-week block at the end of the year. We ensure that children have an opportunity to apply their skills to real-life settings such as Forest School and OAA. We also give children opportunity to apply their skills with participation of competitions within the community by involvement in interschool sports tournaments, local authority and Trust based competitions.

PE Programmes of Study:

For details regarding our spending of the Sports Premium budget, please see the documents below.