Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical education inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

The national curriculum for Physical Education aims for all pupils to:

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

At Woodbridge Primary

We are fortunate to have a large playing field enclosed within a perimeter path. The perimeter path enables the children to run and expend their boundless energy during breaktimes, even when the weather is damp and grey. We have an enclosed, high-fenced, ball court that allows various ball games and exercise regimes to take place in the Summer and Winter.

The playground has colourful markings to encourage physical play and our pirate ship encourages imaginative physical play. We are also lucky to have an adventure trail set in woodland within our grounds, as well as a climbing wall and low-level clambering equipment. Early Years (F1 & F2) enjoy their own dedicated outdoor play area and climbing frame.

Within the Curriculum

Children (both boys and girls) have the opportunity to try and take part in:

  • Football – played during the Autumn and Spring term on our school field
  • Tag Rugby – played during the Autumn term on our school field
  • Netball – Played year round on our dedicated ball court
  • Athletics – on our school field during the Summer term
  • Swimming – at the local swimming pool for children in Yrs 5 & 6 and an opportunity to take part in a competitive annual swimming gala
  • Tennis – played during the Spring and Summer terms on our dedicated ball court
  • Cricket – played during the Summer term on the school field
  • Rounders – played during the Summer term on our school field
  • Cross Country Running – on our school field and (older years) through woodland adjacent to the school during the Autumn and Spring terms
  • Sports Days – towards the end of the Summer term where the children take part in athletics and other fun, competitive games. Parents are invited to attend and to bring a picnic with them to share with their children at lunch-time


Sporting activities include: –

  • Afterschool clubs
    Football, Cricket, Tennis and Cheer Leading
  • Pyramid Events
    Competitive sporting events with local schools including Quad Kids, Kwik Cricket and Cross Country
  • Ridesmart
    Cycling proficiencey in Y5
  • Talent ID Programme
    Skiing, Golf, Tennis, Football, Netball, Rugby, Swimming, Judo and Dance

During residential trips

Children have the opportunity to have a go at:

  • Archery
  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Hill walking
  • Wide games

You can find out more about how we use our PE Premium Funds here