Button Lane Primary School

Only the best is good enough

Physical Education

P.E. Lead - Miss Mills 

Sports Coach - Mr Walker

At Button Lane Primary School, we plan P.E. lessons using the Primary P.E. Passport programme. All pupils partake in twice weekly P.E. sessions. Mr Walker is our sports coach and works alongside our teachers to deliver P.E. lessons to classes from Reception through to Year 6. Additionally, Mr Walker offers support and expertise to staff and pupils across school.



Physical Education



Wythenshawe is in the top 20% of deprived areas in England and the number of children that receive pupil premium funding is almost double the national figures. Tackling the effects of deprivation has been at the forefront when designing our PE Curriculum. We aim to nurture our children’s talents in order to inspire a love and passion for physical activity and promote positive attitudes towards health and fitness.


Purpose of Study / Rationale

Our Physical Education Curriculum encourages all children to participate, succeed and excel in competitive sport and physical activities.  At Button Lane, our Physical Education lessons are inclusive and develop pupils’ physical confidence and competence by providing opportunities for all children to take part in a broad range of physical activities.

Our lessons not only focus on the physical activity but also develop pupils’ social skills and thinking skills. They promote positive attitudes towards health and fitness and inspire a love and passion for physical activity. Our intention is to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

Children take part in competitive and co-operative games to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Our aims are to

  • Encourage children to be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Promote healthy, active lives
  • Develop children’s competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Provide opportunities for children to take part in competitive sports and activities

In this they will

  • Develop a positive attitude towards participation in sport and physical activity
  • Understand the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Increase their competence and confidence to actively participate in independent and co-operative physical activities
  • Recognise and assess their own achievements and success


Assessment is used as a tool to inform our teaching and learning and to measure the impact of the curriculum we have created. We vary our approach to assessment to ensure it is tailored towards each subject. It takes place purposefully and meaningfully at key points across the year.

We assess each Physical Education unit in the following ways:

  • Questioning and daily discussions to review prior learning 
  • Moderation within school using observation, discussions with pupils and clear descriptors 
  • An end of unit outcome
  • Pupil Voice

Conversations between subject leaders and class teachers take place to ensure that standards across the curriculum are monitored and reported annually to staff,  parent’s and  governors


Pupil Leadership

Each year, pupils in Year 5 are selected to be Sports Leaders and take part in a course led by staff from the Manchester United Foundation. Mr Walker supports these pupils and delegates roles and responsibilities to them which they take forward as Sports Leaders in Year 6.


Our Reception pupils partake in a range of daily P.E activities in addition to their P.E. lessons. As part of our continuous provision, we have sporting areas in both our outdoor and indoor environments and children can access a wide range of sporting equipment out on the playground. 

KS1 and KS2

Children learn a range of fundamental P.E. skills and sports through the Primary P.E. Passport programme such as, invasion games, net and wall games, outdoor and adventurous activities, dance, athletics, striking and fielding. Each half term, year groups focus on a different area of P.E. Pupils' achievements and sports development is assessed by both the teachers and the sports coach throughout the year.


Our aim is for every pupil to have achieved the 25 metre certificate by the time they leave primary school. 

Pupils in years 3-5 swim for one term per year. They are encouraged to practice their swimming skills outside of school. 

Year 5 pupils who do not achieve their 25 metre certificate by the end of the Spring Term continue to attend swimming lessons for the rest of the year and in some cases, Year 6 pupils continue to attend swimming.

89% of our current Year 6 pupils achieved their 25 metre certificate. 

Events, trips and competitions

All children at Button Lane have an event, trip or competition related to sport such as reception having Didsbury tennis club or Year 6 taking a trip to old Trafford, each year group has at least one Level 1 competition each half term either in curriculum time or out of curriculum time. Children can attend can many P.E events throughout the year and have the
opportunity to try something new or continue with their chosen sport.

Some examples of events and programmes that we participate in are listed below:

  • Football Competitions
  • Local secondary school MHA Sporting Events
  • Tennis Competitions
  • School Games Competitions
  • Sports Leading Training
  • Premier League Primary Stars
  • Sports Day
  • Level 1 Competitions at School
  • Football Stadium Tours
  • Wow Time Clubs
  • After-school extra-curricular Clubs
  • Sporting fundraising
  • Manchester and Wythenshawe Cheerleading and Dance Events

After-school Clubs

Sports-related after-school clubs that we offer throughout the year include:

  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Morris Dancing
  • Cheerleading
  • Irish Dancing

Fundraising and Charity

At Button Lane Primary, we are passionate about fundraising using a sporting element. We have raised money for the British Heart Foundation by having a 'Skipathon' and a separate 'Dodgeball' competition.

We have raised money for our school fund by having a sponsored 1 mile run around the school grounds and we held a Euro 2016 day to raise funds for new sporting equipment.

Sport Houses

Our six sports houses are named after inspirational Team GB athletes. 

On Sports Day, children compete against each other earning points for their house. Pupils represent their team by wearing their house colour.















Mr Walker's PE Challenges

Physical Education Curriculum Documents

Whole School Overview and Progression 

Vocabulary Progression