Physical Education

At Brookfield, our vision for Physical Education and Sport is that every child has access a broad PE curriculum with opportunities for children to engage in regular physical activity and become competent and confident participants.

Our approach is to empower children to make links between exercise and its positive impact on physical and mental well-being. We do this by offering opportunities for children to increase their participation in sport through an extensive extra-curricular club programme as well as inter/intra-school competitions in the hope that children develop a love and passion for sport and continue this into their later lives. Children explore and build on a variety of physical and interpersonal skills such as teamwork and communications skills and learn to apply these skills in a variety of team and individual scenarios.  We also see swimming and water safety skills as an important life skills that allows children to be confident and competent swimmers by the time they leave year 6. Swimming is taught from year 3 to year 6. 

How we teach PE and Swimming

We are proud to be a school that coalesces and implements two different schemes (real PE & Merton Inspire & Educate PE programme) so that our curriculum is both delivered by  highly-experienced PE professionals alongside a scheme that develops a centered approach enabling them to be successful both in the classroom and later on in life. We are proud to be a real PE legacy school and strive to create a new ambition for EVERY child. At Brookfield Primary Academy, we are on a mission to get our children more active by developing the Fundamental Movement Skills that are so often overlooked whilst supporting their wellbeing. Real PE legacy allows us to bring the school, home and the community together to enable cultural change. Our journey started with real PE teacher training to support our PE provision to develop the whole child and will extend across the school to include support for families and the wider school community. In addition to teacher training, real PE legacy provides:

  • school-based support, 

  • real PE activities and games for families to play at home to support home learning, 

  • enrichment and competitive opportunities, 

  • real PE membership and supporting resources. 

Our programmes, through its holistic approach, will also develop children's personal, social and emotional skills.

Our swimming provision follows the Swim England framework where children develop confidence in water and learn important aquatic and self-rescue skills, as well as learning to be competent in a range of strokes so that all children can swim 25 metres by the time they leave Year 6.

PE opportunities

  • SSP events and competitions

  • Panthlon 

  • Unique enrichment opportunities (trips to Wimbledon and Canoe Slalom Championships)

  • Opportunities to represent premier league teams and visits to football grounds

Useful links:

NHS Change for Life healthy recipes 

Youth Sport Trust