Physical Education

Subject Leader - Mrs Price (Specialist Leader of Education, SLE of PE)

Physical Education is a vital component in the range of experiences offered to children at High Legh. This importance is reflected in the commitment to provide all children, in each year group, with at least two hours of Physical Education per week.


What is Real PE?

The real PE programme provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the new National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE. Our gymnastics scheme also follows Create Development using real their Gym scheme.

For our dance scheme we follow Creative Steps, which is a comprehensive scheme provided by a local company. The dance themes link to our curricular topics e.g. Conflict unit in Y6 is completed during Ancient Greece, Forces in Y3 during science unit forces and magnets. 


Our games units are taught by following PE Planning - a comprehensive website with planning for teachers to follow, with clear progression. 


For more information see Create Development


Links to the new national curriculum can be found here


Progression for REAL PE (Fundamental Movement Skills), Dance, Gym and Games


A selection of sporting success from 2023-24



At High Legh Primary School, we believe that opportunities for children to participate in and enjoy a variety of extra-curricular activities is very important. In a sporting context the school has decided to organise these into two discrete sections.

  1. i) Participation Sport - In these activities we will arrange a variety of opportunities in order to ensure that all children can participate in the sports that they wish to experience.
  2. ii) Success Sport - In these activities we will select the children on ability. The objective being for the school to be successful in competitive sport.

The school will endeavour to provide a balance of these two types of extra-curricular activities. Naturally, all children will have equal access to all the activities offered.  As a school, we are part of the Lymm cluster of schools, we take part in the Warrington School games and use some of our Government funding money to pay for our membership to Livewire. 

Each alternate year, Year 5&6 children take part in an Outdoor and Adventure week at Boreatton Park in Shropshire, hosted by PGL. The next time we visit will be September 2024. Each year, Y4 children will visit Petty Pool Outdoor Centre for 2 nights to take part in team building and outdoor activities. 

Swimming is an important of our PE curriculum and this year, in light of Covid restrictions, we looked differently at how we could ensure that we continue to provide swimming & water safety lessons for KS2 children. To this end we have  a pool installed on the playground each year. Every child in KS2 will swim for 30 minutes every day for the 2 weeks. Ensuring that children made swift progress. 

Each year, Y4-6 children at High Legh take part in Bikeability lessons. This is separated into Level 1 for Y4, Level 2 for Y5 and Level 3 for Y6. This is an important of our continued commitment to safety and fitness. 

NEW FOR 2023

Y6 children are having sailing lessons. They are going to be going Budworth Lake each Thursday for 6 weeks, to learn how to sail. Very exciting!




We have lots of activities available during break and lunch times at High Legh. Each day our Y5 Playground leaders organise activities for KS1 and KS2 children. There is usually a football and hockey match on the playground too. We have an outdoor table tennis table, outdoor gym equipment. We also have our MUGA for break time and lunchtime activity, which allows for more room on the playground.