Carlton Junior and Infant School

Carlton Junior and Infant School

Dream - Aspire - Achieve Beyond Excellence

Dream - Aspire - Achieve Beyond Excellence

Carlton Junior and Infant School, Upper Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2DQ

01924 325265

Physical Education


Our high-quality and carefully planned physical education curriculum enables all pupils to participate in, enjoy and succeed in sport. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities enable pupils to acquire a range of physical skills, and also build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


At Carlton, we believe that Physical Education (PE) is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We aim to provide many sporting opportunities to ensure that all children can thrive in PE. Our intention is to ensure that children become physically literate through encouraging long-life participation in sport by exposing children to high quality PE lessons, extra-curricular clubs and a range of enrichment experiences. We will do this through adhering to the aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education to ensure that all children:

  • 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

It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferable life skills such as tolerance, fairness and respect. The curriculum is intentionally cyclic meaning that skills are constantly revisited throughout each year group to allow for children to maintain and develop skills they have already learnt.


  • The PE curriculum is taught through the use of PE Pro, which is in-line with the National Curriculum, and is used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge and planning of PE. Teachers are able to adjust and adapt lessons to suit the needs of their classes but the scheme provides a strong basis of what is expected in each year group. Each lesson, children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed them.

  • The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.

  • Pupils participate in two high quality weekly lessons. In addition, they are encouraged to participate in the range of extra-curricular activities on offer after school as well as during lunctimes.

  • Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events and festivals within the local area. These events are on offer for all children across KS1 and KS2.

  • Each year a group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunchtime clubs, our annual sports day and any other sporting activities.

  • Children in Year 4 receive weekly swimming lessons with the aim that all children are able to swim unassisted for 25m by the time they leave Year 4. These lessons run from the beginning of Spring 2 to the end of the year.


Our PE curriculum will equip children with the vital knowledge, skills and attitudes towards PE and sport that are necessary to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Children will develop a love of PE and will enjoy participating. Children will experience a range of sports and activities, helping all children find a sport that they can flourish in. They will develop resilience and confidence and a variety of social skills that they can apply to all areas of their lives.

Athletics Festivals


In Year 3, we took part in a local athletics festival with other schools in the area to showcase and practice our fundamental movement skills.



Year 4 were given training on how to ride scooters whilst always being safe.

Girls Football


Our Carlton girls took part in a local football competition. Here's them practising before kick off!

Break time fun


Here at Carlton, we always like to be active during break time, enjoying the different activities we have on offer.


This half-term we have gymnastics as our after school club. Here we are showing off our balancing and jumping skills.

Young Leader Training


Here are Year 6s are being trained in being the future Young Leaders of Carlton.

Gym Work


At Carlton, we get plenty of opportunity to use our outdoor gym!



Children had a coach come and train them the arts of fencing.

Commonwealth Games Activities


Our future commonwealth games athletes practising their movements and skills.



Year 1 pupils learning some rugby skills.

Cricket Tournament


Carlton taking part in the cricket tournament against local schools.


Not all sport is on land! Children practice their collaboration, communication and cooperation in racing canoes on the water.



Carlton showing their awesome hockey dribbling skills.



Time to stretch! Carlton taking part in some yoga activities.


This half-term, Carlton are taking part in Boxing Club.

Dancing in the Classroom

Not all activity needs to be outside! Year 4s showing their dancing skills to get active in the day.

Football on the beach

Carlton have gone national, showcasing out football skills across the country.

Breakfast Club

It's never too early for activity. Breakfast Club children getting active with the mini gym equipment.

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