Bringing Learning To Life Through PE and Healthy Growth

Within our school PE and Healthy Growth is the most diverse and cross-curricular lesson that all our learners can engage within. Our PE sessions encourage psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting to promote health and develop physical fitness.

Learners also develop skills necessary to participate in a wide range of activities including swimming, games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor education and fundamental skills.

Weekly PE sessions prepare learners to be physically and mentally active, fit, healthy but most of all have fun exploring and engaging in stimulating activities to create a love for self-care and wellbeing. Sessions are developed to help learners develop social skills, for example, team sports help them learn to respect others; contribute to a team goal and socialise as a productive member of a team. PE contributes to each child’s total growth and development.


Primary EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2

At Landgate, Primary learners are assessed against the early learning goals and Primary Learning Ladders stages 1-15. Learners engage in activities that include Zumba, dodgeball, volleyball, water sports and now Mini Duke of Edinburgh specifically tailored to each year group’s needs.


Secondary Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, learners are assessed against Flight Paths. Learners are placed onto a pathway dependent on their PE development; ensuring personalised learning. Learners can experience activities such as bhangra dancing, netball, baseball, water sports and sports and nutrition led session to help develop their understanding more of a well-rounded diet.


Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

In Key Stage 4 and post 16 PE is planned and delivered around the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Learners are challenged to achieve a Bronze and or Silver award. Learners have to complete:

  • Volunteering section: 3 months Bronze, 6 months Silver award
  • Physical section: 3 months, 6 months Silver award
  • Skills section: 3 months, 6 months Silver award
  • Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
  • Learners also have to do 3 more months (additional) in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections

Key Stage 4 also access a tailored PE accreditation. With links to WLCT and Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles they engage in activities such as swimming, cross-country, disability cricket and nutrition courses.



Learners from EYFS to Key Stage 2 access swimming throughout each year. Landgate have their own Swimming learning ladder were learners’ achievements can be assessed and captured.

Rebound Therapy sessions are needs led and are delivered by a qualified Rebound Therapist. We follow the Winstrada program of Rebound Therapy from grades 1-10. The phase ‘Rebound Therapy’, describes a specific methodology, assessment and programme of use of trampolines to provide opportunities for enhanced movement patterns, therapeutic positioning, exercise and recreation for a wide range of users with additional needs.


Outdoor Environment

Landgate’s outdoor environment encourages learners to be active, to give them a break from being indoors, and to support learning in a variety of environments. Learners have access to bicycles to promote balance and stability, sporting equipment to promote basic sports skills, as well as cross curricular equipment to bring their class learning to the outdoors. Similar to our indoor learning environments, our outdoor space is safe and organized and includes planned activities as well as free time for learners.

Long Term Plans