Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Working Together And Achieving More

01924 367396

St George's Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8AA


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PE at Snapethorpe Primary School 


Here at Snapethorpe Primary School we believe that PE develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming, water safety and athletics. PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus, we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. It promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. P.E provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It broadens and develops communication skills, and helps to develop healthy lifestyles.

Our Aims

Our objectives in the teaching of PE are:

  •  to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles amongst pupils
  • to provide pupils with 2hours of high quality PE per week
  • to enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination;
  • to encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
  • to develop the way in which children perform skills, and apply rules and conventions, for different activities;
  • to show children how to improve the quality and control of their performance;
  • to teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
  • to develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
  • to develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities, and how to evaluate their own success;
  • to provide specialist support where individual children have particular gifts or talents


The time allocated to PE on the timetable is 2 x 1 hours per week. The house includes changing time. Provision of in door space is not always available in bad weather.

Equal Opportunities

All PE activities will adhere to the whole school policy and will be implemented fairly for all children regardless of ethnicity, gender or disability.

 The planning and teaching of physical education will take in to account the identified needs of individual children. The broad and balanced curriculum should meet the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. The emphasis should always be placed on the child’s abilities and success to encourage further development and inclusion.

Autumn Sport 2019-2020

The new school year has arrived and the Sporting opportunities for pupils have begun again. This term has seen our Year 5 and 6 pupils participating in the annual 'Cathedral Cluster Tag Rugby Competition' at The Mount Primary School, where our battling pupils placed 4th. Our Year 5 and 6 pupils undertook a 'Girls Football Competition' against local schools at Flanshaw Juniors,  where we placed an incredible 2nd place! Unfortunately our 'Cathedral Cluster Cross Country' competition was cancelled due to the poor British weather, which not only affected the initial date, but also our back up date. Although this was extremely disappointing, due to out performances last year, we have a number of pupils qualifying to participate in the Wakefield Area second round in Spring term. 

This year has seen the continuation of our work alongside 'ACE's Sport' whom have been working with pupils across school in sessions such as 'Physical Literacy, Physical Numeracy, Mindfulness, Active Lifestyles and Sports Leaders' which all work towards promoting a love of learning through sport.

As a school we have been collecting the Aldi Sports Stickers which will allow the school to win a free sports kit and be entered into a £20,000 draw. We thank parents and pupils alike for helping us participate within this scheme.

Summer Sport 2018-2019

Summer has arrived and the Sporting opportunities just keep on coming. This term has seen our Year 5 and 6 pupils participating in the annual 'Cathedral Cluster Cricket Competition' at Thornes Cricket Club, where our valiant pupils placed 4th. Our Year 3 and 4 pupils undertook a Dodgeball Competition against local schools at Cathedral Academy, where we placed 5th. Our yearly Sports day was an huge success, bringing fun to the masses, as pupils participated in a range of exciting challenges. To top off our year pupils were visited by Featherstone Rovers RLFC, whom had been working with pupils earlier in the year to coach pupils through the completion of a Sports Leader Award. Pupils were issued their certificates in an assembly where they got to meet the Featherstone Rovers mascot 'Percy the Pit Pony'.