Parkside Primary School

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Physical Education

Statement of Intent

At Parkside School we believe in educating pupils to become physically active and confident. We believe that all pupils can achieve. We aim to provide a wide range of opportunities including individual and competitive sports to promote team building, sportsmanship, fairness and further pupils’ personal goals, whilst promoting the importance of fitness for personal health. 


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

Have a look at the 'What are we learning?' section on each year group's page to see what they are covering in Physical Education.

PE at Parkside

PE is a crucial part of the curriculum. To help improve PE provision within our school we have spent our Sports Premium money carefully. To find out more, please see the section below.

Every child is expected to take part in PE lessons. Please make sure that children have their PE kits on their allocated PE days. If you are not sure which days these are then please visit the class pages in the 'Our Classes' part of the website to find out or ask the class teacher.

The general teaching requirement for health and safety applies in this subject. We encourage the children to consider their own safety and the safety of others at all times. We expect them to change for PE into the agreed clothing for each activity area. Long hair should tied back for any physical activity.


Dance – Black shorts, white t-shirt and bare feet.
Games – Black shorts, white t-shirt and pumps/trainers.
Gymnastics – Black shorts, white t-shirt and bare feet.

Children should wear a PE kit and pumps or trainers weather depending. It is also recommended that in cold weather children have jogging bottoms and sweatshirt, as some PE lessons may be outdoor.



At Parkside, we adopt the guidance provided by the afPE (Association for Physical Education) which states:

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) strongly recommends the practice
of removing all personal effects at the commencement of every lesson to establish a
safe working environment. This applies to all ear and body piercings, including retainer
and expander earrings.”

If your child is unable to remove earrings or piercings themselves, they should not come into school wearing them on PE days. Physical Education is a statutory curriculum requirement, therefore in order to avoid your child missing PE. we advise any piercings to be done during the summer holidays. No other body piercings i.e. nose piercings are allowed. This is as per our Uniform Policy.


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