Physical Education

PE develops our children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence in a range of physical activities.  These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventurous activities.  PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action.  It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.  We equip children with knowledge to help them make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.


At Sauncey Wood, children in the Early Years access opportunities through Physical Development.  Children are encouraged to develop their fine and gross motor muscles as well as acquire an understating of health benefits of physical activity.  They have weekly timetables PE sessions as well as daily access to physical activities both inside and outside.  In Key Stages One and Two, children access the requirements of the National Curriculum through regular lessons both indoors and outdoors.  every class has 2 hours of physical education each week.  Swimming takes place in year 2 & 3 so in total children seem weekly of an academic year.  There are a number of PE based extra-curricular clubs including street dance, netball, cricket, table tennis, hockey, basketball and football as well as opportunities for inter school sports events organised by the School Sports Partnership.  Children in year 4 & 6 are offered the opportunity to take part in outdoor and adventurous activities in their residential trip which takes place each year.  With the introduction of our all weather track, we will be encouraging the children to run a daily mile too developing fitness and ensuring healthy bodies and minds.

Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire


01582 621514