At Charnock Hall Primary Academy, we use a wide range of initiatives to support with our Physical Education Curriculum.

CHPA strives for high quality PE, with a firm belief and ambition that PE is a subject that EVERY child can enjoy and be successful in. This doesn’t mean a belief that they are all going to play a sport to a high level, but it does mean a belief that all can create a positive relationship with physical activity and movement, and that their effort, work and progress will be recognised and celebrated. We at CHPA have a huge role to play in this through our mind-set, our language and how we communicate with our pupils.

Real PE: Creating positive relationships with physical activity for life!

At CHPA we follow the Real-PE approach as part of our PE Curriculum. REAL-PE helps support EVERY child to develop the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. It’s unique, child- centred approach transforms how we teach PE to include challenge and support for EVERY child. Every unit of work focusses on one of the 6 cogs (Personal, Social, Physical, Creative, Cognitive and Health & Fitness), as well as developing and building on pupils fundamental movements linked to agility, balance and coordination. CHPA are also following REAL-PE’s approach to Dance and Gymnastics.

Swimming and the National Curriculum

Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England. This means that every 11-year old child should leave primary school with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.

The three National Curriculum outcomes, that each child is required to do is…

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.

At CHPA, our Y5 children attend swimming sessions. Whilst there, they are acknowledged for their efforts, perseverance and determination, being awarded with Swimmer of the Week!

For 2022-23 academic year, CHPA swimming data is as follows –

Curriculum Enrichment

CHPA work alongside Premier Education, who strive to improve children’s health and wellbeing through active learning. They offer Y1-Y6 a half-term of curriculum enrichment activities on a Monday afternoon, along with being present at lunchtimes with KS2, encouraging pupils to get active. They also provide extra curricular opportunities each half-Term, aimed at pupils across KS1 & KS2.

Premier Education 2023/24 

Premier Education 2023/24 

 Lunchtime 1-2pm Enrichment 2- 3pm Enrichment      After school offer 
Autumn 1 KS2- Y3 Multi Skills Y2 Boccia Y2 Boccia Y1/2 Gymnastics 
Autumn 2 Y4 Multi Skills Y5 Fencing class not swimming Y6 Archery Class 14 Y4 Basketball 
Spring 1 KS2 Multi Skills Y3 Handball Y3 Handball Y4/5/6 Archery 
Spring 2      KS2 Rugby Y4 Badminton Y4 Badminton Y2/3 Archery
Summer 1 KS1 TBC Y1 Tchoukball Y1 Tchoukball  Y1 TBC
Summer 2 KS1 TBC Y5 Fencing Y6 Archery Class 13  YR TBC

Forge School Sport Partnership (Forge SSP)

At CHPA we are part of the Forge SSP. As a member, we receive support and opportunities to get our children engaged in competitions outside of school. So far, we have seen a team of Y5/6 pupils attend a Tag Rugby competition, in which they came second. We also have some Y4 pupils going out to a Hotshots competition and Y5/6 going to a Sports Hall Athletics competition before Christmas. We will keep you posted on other competitions coming up as the year progresses!

Forge SSP also provide us with competitions that take place within school and virtually. So far we have taken part in #MoveMoreToMusic, and we have lots more exciting opportunities coming up this year.

Play Leaders

Forge SSP also offer Play Leader training. Y6 pupils are trained up in order to support other pupils across CHPA keep active with exciting play opportunities at lunchtimes.

Extra-curricular Clubs

Premier Education are supporting us at CHPA by providing an after school club on a Monday to groups of KS1 and KS2 children throughout the year.

Sheffield Hatters, the oldest female basketball club in Great Britain will be providing a basketball club on Tuesdays for Y3/4 Autumn 2, and this will then be offered to Y5/6 as the year progresses.

Forge SSP also offer two blocks of 6 weeks to various year groups.

Other Opportunities


At CHPA we take part in Bikeability. This course seeks to give children the skills and confidence to cycle safely on the road. This course is aimed at Y5/6 and starts in the playground and continues on quiet roads around the school. Y6’s are taking part in this in Autumn 2 2022, and Y5 in the Spring term 2023. We feel it is extremely important that our pupils have the necessary skills to ensure they are safe, especially if travelling to CHPA by bike.

EYFS Balance Bikes

At CHPA our EYFS pupils also get the chance to develop their gross motor skills and safety awareness. The Balance Bike days are a great way to develop core skills and confidence towards riding a two- wheeler.

Outdoor and adventurous learning opportunities


In the National Curriculum, it states KS2 should have the opportunity to take part in outdoor and adventurous challenges both individually and within a team. In the Summer term 2022, Orienteering was set up across CHPA, and all staff were trained. Orienteering will be offered to all CHPA pupils in KS2 within the academic year.


In Autumn 1, Kingswood, Dearne Valley, was the chosen provider for our Year 6’s residential trip. This opportunity provides year 6 pupils with a mix of challenging, creative and skill-building experiences inspired by activities that are enjoyed by all. A selection of inspiring adventures leaves the pupils with boosted confidence and greater independence.  Children have the chance to try something completely new whilst working on personal development and social skills.

School Games Mark!

GOLD – Again!

CHPA gained the School Games Gold Mark Award 2022-23, to add to the Gold we achieved in 2021-22.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we were delighted to have been recognised for our success.


Our physical activity and school sport achievements 2021- 22 included:

‘Move More to Music’

Virtual School Games Week

Commonwealth Games Challenge

Wow active travel throughout the academic year

KS2 Play Leader training

Y6 Bikeability

EYFS Balance Bikes

After School Clubs- KS1 Multiskills

KS2 Basketball with Sheffield Hatters

Y6 Competition winners- Athletics

Y4 Tag Rugby competition runners- up

Y5 Girls Leadership training- Football

KS1 Mini- Olympics Competition

#LetGirlsPlay- awareness of the importance of girls’ football