PE at Downside

PE at Downside

Here at Downside we are incredibly proud of our PE and Sport curriculum. We are lucky to have 2 fully qualified PE teachers and 2 PE HLTA’s that lead all of our PE lessons. We work hard to ensure all children are active and understand the importance of being active. We offer morning and after school sports club which are incredibly popular. We change both our curriculum and club timetable throughout the year to ensure all of our children experience a wide variety of activities.

Children at Downside love PE & Sport and we enter all of the School games competitions throughout the year. We are a big school which means we can often take 2 or 3 teams to competitions.

PE & Sport teaches our children leadership, respect, communication skills, teamwork, as well as giving them the skills to lead a healthy active life. PE is a very important part of our children’s education and we take pride in delivering it well.

Please click on the links below for more information.


Autumn term Timetable for PE 2020 - Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE day
Autumn Term PE Timetable click –  HERE
School Swimming Risk Assessment - Covid 19
Please click HERE for School Swimming Risk Assessment Covid control 
Year 5 Trip to Wembley
Today we took 14 of our Year 5 children to Wembley. This was a special rewards trip to celebrate World book day and celebrate how to become a champion.
The day started with a staff Vs student quiz… I’m pleased to say the students won!
The children then took part in discussions and workshops with other schools. The children had to use their literacy and numeracy skills to help answer and ask questions.
During the afternoon session we went on a tour of the magnificent Wembley Stadium. It was incredible to see the stadium and the most exciting past was the changing rooms where the children got to sit in the players seats and have pictures.
This was an amazing day and i am so proud of our Downside children who were impeccably behaved!
Below are some of our amazing memories of the day.
PE Curriculum


The intent for physical education at Downside Primary is to engage and develop the whole child, giving them knowledge and skills, and the opportunity to apply those skills. Therefore, all children will have a positive relationship with physical activity and the understanding to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The school will also ensure that the 5 key elements of the Government Sport strategy will be fully embedded within school life as well as the 4 key elements from the national curriculum.

The 5 key elements of the Government Sport Strategy:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport. 

The 4 key elements from the PE National Curriculum:

  1. Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  2. Be physically active for sustained periods of time
  3. Engage in competitive sports and activities
  4. Lead healthy, active lives

The PE department have produced a curriculum map to inform parents and teachers which sports and activities will be covered throughout the school year for each year group. Our curriculum map has been designed to ensure that we are providing a broad and balanced program which meets the requirements of the National Curriculum for PE.

PE Curriculum Map - 2019/20

Click HERE to see our current curriculum overview.

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