The PE curriculum at Burton Green Primary follows the National Curriculum. It is our intention that all children from our 2 year old provision to year 6 have access to high quality PE provision which is why we employ a full time PE teacher. Our children’s physical development is a high priority and we want our children to become physically competent in ways that can support their physical and mental health and fitness and importantly enjoyment of physical activity. Through our rich PE curriculum our pupils build skills and competencies in a range of sports developing their  understanding of the importance of sportsmanship linking to our school values. We aim to support our children’s memory, focus, social skills and self esteem whilst developing their character through exposure to team games, competition and fair play.

We offer a vast range of  extracurricular sports clubs and activities that take place before and after school. These include; dance, netball, multiskills, rugby, football, gymnastics and tennis. We also run an ‘alternative’ sports club to enable our pupils to try curling, table tennis, archery and yoga.


Pupils at Burton Green love their PE lessons, they show high self esteem and personal drive to achieve. The wide range of sports that are offered through our PE curriculum enables all children to find activities that they can excel at. All classes have a minimum of two hours PE per week. We have a large bank of resources to support our PE curriculum and enable high quality teaching and clear progression of skills of skills. 

As a school we take part in a number of competitive sports with other schools including, football, benchball and netball.


The impact of our Physical Education curriculum at Burton Green is children who  are physically confident and gain exceptional enjoyment from physical activity through rich opportunities across a wide range of sports and activities. Our curriculum also enables children to understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and the link between physical health and wellbeing. Early Years sports stay and play sessions ensure that parents are offered the experience of a PE lesson with their children.

From Early Years to year 6 we support and encourage children to take and manage physical risk. This is supported through our PE lessons, Early Years outdoor provision and through residential trips.

Our Sports Teacher:

We have a full time Sports teacher who teaches P.E. to all of our classes, from our two year olds to Year 6.

Mr Holmes also takes the children on Sports Visits and to competitive events. 

Sport at Burton Green:

Sport is a priority at Burton Green school which is why we invest in a full time Sports teacher. Our children love P.E. and cite this area of the curriculum as one of their favourites.

We teach a wide range of sports at Burton Green including: football, golf, tennis, multi-skills, hockey, athletics, dance and gymnastics. In the Spring and Summer term each child will take part in a daily run. Children in Year 3 and 4 also have the opportunity to swim every week. We ensure that children have access to equipment at every playtime in order to practice their sporting skills.

We enter a range of competitive events and also maximise links with other schools. We have both a boys and a girls football team. Our school also takes part in dodge-ball competitions with other schools, Cross Country and take a large group of children to the Brownlee triathlon at York’s Sport Village.

Sport is celebrated in Assembly every Friday and we have Year 6 Sports Leaders.

To find out more about the Primary National Curriculum for Physical Education and Sport, please click here