Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Wickersley Northfield Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Northfield Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 2HL


01709 543704

Sports at Wickersley Northfield

At Wickersley Northfield we provide a wide range of different sporting opportunities for our children, from competing against their personal best results to local competitions and regional finals. 

We have before and after school clubs run by Live and Learn, providing children with access to a range of different sports and activities. 

We have our activity track where KS1 children complete the daily mile in an afternoon and KS2 children have access to it during active playtimes. 

We have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark Award. 

 We have a group of playground leaders who deliver activities and games, helping us work towards the governments target of 60 active minutes a day for children.

Please click here to find out more information about safeguarding children during sports.

Essential characteristics of Physical Education

At Wickersley Northfield, we intend to develop the following essential characteristics of Physical Education in all pupils:

  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
  • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
  • The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.

Breadth of Study: PE in the National Curriculum 

Key Stage 1 

  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns. 

Key Stage 2

  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as football, netball, rounders, cricket, hockey, basketball, badminton and tennis and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Take part in gymnastics activities.
  • Take part in athletics activities.
  • Perform dances.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Swimming and water safety: take swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 (Year 4).

Sports Funding

Each year we are given Sports Premium Funding from the Government to spend on our sports and activities within school.  Funding has  been spent on PE CPD, coaching sessions for sports teams, Live and Learn Clubs and attendance at sports festivals.


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Threshold Concepts and Milestones


Our PE curriculum is taught through four key concepts (physical competencies, cognitive skills,  personal qualities and physical fitness) with focus on specific skills being practised and developed before being applied into specific sports.  

Long term planning 

Click here to see an overview of the progression of PE milestones taught from Year 1 to Year 6 at Wickersley Northfield

What are your children learning in PE this term?

Children in Year 1 to Year 6 have two PE sessions each week.  One is taught by their class teacher and one is taught during PPA. Their lesson with their class teacher will focus on learning skills, whilst Live and Learn will teach the units based on specific sports.

Click on the link below to see what is being taught across school throughout the year. 

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Competitive Sport

Level 0 Competitions

This year all children in KS2 will be competing in a level 0 personal best competition .  Children will complete a timed mile run around our running track each half term and recording their personal times on their own record cards, aiming to improve their time each run. 

Level 1 Competitions

During PE sessions all children will have the opportunity to participate in competitive sports.  Working within their class or year group there will be a competition (round robin type of event) based on the sport they have been learning and the skills they have been developing. 

Level 2 Competitions

Throughout the year there is a comprehensive inter-school competitive sports calendar.  Teams are sent to represent school at the Live and Learn sports festivals and also compete during the Thursday fixture night leagues.  

Active Playtimes

Our Y6 playground leaders help to deliver activity sessions for all of our children during lunchtimes, including EYFS.  This is increasing the number of active minutes children access (in line with the Governments recommendation of 60 active minutes per day) with children taking part in balance activities on the balance bikes and river stones, developing their throwing and catching skills using our catching nets and participating in running activities on the running track.  

Live and Learn Sports

Live and Learn offer various before and after school sports clubs for all children from EYFS to Y6.  Have a look at their timetable for the clubs on offer this half term.

Click here to find out more about Live and Learn Sports.

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