Physical Education

Our goal for Physical Education is that children are inspired to lead active, healthy lives by developing:

  • physical literacy skills across a broad range of sports and activities;
  • an understanding of the body, its capabilities and the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle; and
  • sportsmanship, strategic engagement and enjoyment within competitive sports.

In EYFS and Key Stage 1, we aim to provide the children with a solid foundation in physical literacy, with a focus on Fundamental Movement Skills.

In Key Stage 2, the children revisit and build on these physical literacy skills within a wide range of contexts while developing an understanding of the strategic elements of games.

Across all phases, children are taught to recognise and appreciate the effects and benefits of exercise and are encouraged to develop and apply their Skills Builder skills within a competitive context.

For more information regarding our Physical Education Curriculum, please explore the documents below:

We also have an extensive extra-curricular programme. This includes;

  • The Daily Mile for all children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2,
  • National School Sports Week workshops,
  • Annual Sports Days for all phases,
  • Before and After-school clubs such as;
    • Football
    • Hockey
    • Tennis
    • Gymnastics
    • Tag-Rugby
  • Playground activities such as;

    • Trained sports coaches for Years 2-6
    • Climbing frames for all age groups
    • A wide range of playground equipment
    • Lunch-time supervisors and 1:1 staff trained in leading active playground games
    • Our Playground Leader Programme, led by children in Upper Key Stage 2
  • Opportunities to take part in Islington’s inter-school competitions and events calendar.

For enquiries about the provision of Physical Education at William Tyndale Primary School, please contact the PE Subject Leader, Kinga Wabia, via

PE Curriculum Overview and Knowledge & Skills Progression

Physical Activity Policy