Southfield Primary School



Mens Sana in Corpore Sano

A healthy mind in a healthy body

At Southfield, PE is an essential part of every child’s development and wellbeing.  

During each PE lesson, the children are given the opportunity to promote and develop a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.  The children will grow in confidence at their own ability to preform in a range of different collaborative and cooperative activities such as Athletics, Dance, Games and Gymnastics.

In Key Stage 1, children well learn fundamental movement skills, balance and coordination, bouncing and catching individually and with others. 

In Key Stage 2, children will continue to develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement from keeping possession of a ball in games to learning the steps to historical dance.

In Year 4 the children are provided with regular swimming lessons where children are taught to not only be confident swimmers but also about water safety.

PE is very inclusive, allowing every child to take an active role in the lesson and children also continue to learn the importance of maintaining the PE values of fair play, teamwork, sportsmanship and applying our TRUE values.

Southfield children are also encouraged to participate in competitive sporting events through house or borough competitions or our amazing sponsored events.

During the Summer Term, we hold our annual Healthy Lifestyles Week, where the children can sample a wide range of sports and fitness activities rounding off our amazing week with Sports Day. 


PE Days for 2022-2023 will be as follows: 

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday 3 Strauss 1 Ravel
Tuesday 3 Elgar 1 Haydn
Wednesday 2 Mozart 2 Verdi
Thursday 4 Mahler, 4 Bach, 5 Puccini 6 Beethoven, R Chopin
Friday  4 Bach, 5 Schubert 6 Vivaldi, R Handel


Mind, Body and Spirit Week

During May all children will participate in our themed week: Healthy Schools. Children will focus on looking
at healthy diets and ways of life, focusing on a range
of sporting and exercise-led activities. The week will
be punctuated by many varied and interesting
sporting athletes. The week will culminate in our Sports Day.

Play and Lunch times

Buddy Bus-Stops

There are two buddy benches located in the playground. Year 6 Peer Mentors are assigned to these stops and, should any child need support or feel lonely in the playground, Year 6 will support them.

Zoned Playground Areas

The playground in separated into different zones at lunchtime to support pupils’ interests:

  • Games – playground games
  • Football/Basketball/Hockey
  • Quiet Reading or Drawing
  • Relaxation and Reflection