Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary School

Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Rookery Road, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, S64 8HP


01709 874418




Children will build a secure understanding of the long term physical education benefits and the importance of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle. 

Through physical education, our children will develop their knowledge, skills and vocabulary whilst being provided stimulating opportunities that encourage collaboration and develop resilience. 

  • Experience, enjoy and excel in high quality physical education and school sport. 
  • Participate in a range of motivational activities which offer life-long learning through challenge and competition.
  • Use taught skills in isolation and in combination to participate in competitive games and to apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance across a range of activities.
  • Learn how to be reflective learners who can compare their own performances and that of their peers and demonstrate improvements to achieve personal bests. 
  • Explore valuable life lessons such as social skills, decision making and reflectiveness.
  • Develop creativity through analysis and problem solving.
  • Develop reflectiveness through understanding the importance of fair play and respect.
  • Improve overall health and well-being and develop high self-esteem. 



In invasion games, the aim is to invade an opponent's territory and score a goal or point. 

Fundamental movement focuses on a specific set of gross motor skills that involve different body parts. These skills are the building blocks for more complex skills that children will learn throughout their lives.

In net and wall games, players send an object over a net or against a wall so that it lands in an area that an opponent is defending.

In striking and fielding games, players score points by striking an object and running to designated playing areas or prevent opponents from scoring by retrieving the object and returning it to stop the play.

In target games, players send an object towards a target area. Sometimes this may also involve avoiding obstacles, defending, guarding, or blocking the path of the opposition's ball to stop them from scoring.

Track and field games include athletic contests based on running, jumping, and throwing skills. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events.


The physical concept focuses on overall movement through control, balance, coordination, agility, flexibility and strength. 

The psychological concept focuses on decision making and self awareness within a game and evaluation and reflection of one’s performance. 

The social concept focuses on communication and collaboration within a game with teamwork and sportsmanship as secondary concepts.

The technical concept focuses on attacking and defending positions, possession and tactics.

long term overview