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Staff Co-ordinator: Miss A. Hunter-Purvis

Link Governor: Mrs. L. Johns

Statement of Intent:

 Our Vision:
A place where our children, adults and community can grow and thrive rooted in
Kindness, Fellowship and Confidence.

At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary, we aim to inspire an active generation of children to enjoy PE lessons and encourage them to access a wide range of different sports. We provide opportunities for the children to take part in competitive activities alongside developing their confidence, sportsmanship and promote healthy lifestyles whilst maintaining a fully inclusive PE Curriculum. Our curriculum ensures children engage in a minimum of two taught physical sessions per week utilising our comprehensive PE resource (Complete PE). We focus on the physical, cognitive, social, well-being and development goals ensuring everyone succeeds in PE. We also focus on getting children moving again following the impact of the Covid Pandemic linking PE with other curriculum areas such as Science and RSHE. Beginning in Early Years, the children are taught to a high standard, learning the fundamental skills that are extended and adapted to both support and challenge. At the beginning of Key Stage 2, the children will learn to swim and will continue until children are confident in the water and meet the national curriculum expectations for swimming. Stanhope is based on the River Wear and therefore our curriculum focuses on water safety and cold-water shock as our children often access the river and local outdoor swimming pool. The children are exposed to a wide range of clubs and school visitors which supports their experiences, skills and curiosity. We also facilitate participation in festivals and competitions with other primary and secondary schools in our local area. This instils life-long values such as fair play and cooperation. Positioned in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can provide the children with visits to Stanhope Outdoor Swimming Pool and Outdoor Adventure Centres enabling us to deliver a broad range of Outdoor Adventure Activities whilst utilising our local area.

Supporting your Child

Helpful links:

Water Safety  

Opal Learning Zone

Fine Motor Skills – Alongside our PE lessons the children are continually challenged to develop their fine motor skills. The children have stations around the unit which helps to develop early writing skills. The children thoroughly enjoy this area of the provision that is changed daily.

Amethyst Learning Zone

Target Practise – Alongside our PE lessons the Amethyst children have a range of provision that targets their fine and gross motor skills. Here the children were challenged to strike the target with water pistols. The children used their gross motor skills superbly, despite getting slightly wet!

Sapphire Learning Zone

Skill Development – Sapphire have enjoyed their P.E this term, focusing on games which require teamwork, throwing and catching skills, running and body control and dance. They’ve enjoyed their lessons with Mr Graham and the new range of games he’s played with the children.

Ruby Learning Zone

Emerald Learning Zone

Diamond Learning Zone


Archived Information
You can view our archived PE information on our website.

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