The PE curriculum at Stanford School is unique. It is broad and balanced with a breadth of engaging opportunities. It is our intent to teach children skills through PE that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.


The PE curriculum is purposeful and relevant to the pupils. The knowledge and skills pupils acquire, build on their previous learning, allowing them to transfer key skills, knowledge and concepts to their long-term memories. Pupils at Stanford participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being. Children are invited to attend many extra-curricular competitions across the year and are also encouraged to take part in active learning across the curriculum and through a range of PE equipment being available at break times. Pupils are encouraged to develop initiative and leadership skills and to acquire positive attitudes towards physical activities. They are helped to make informed decisions concerning a healthy lifestyle. Through this we hope to provide a lasting legacy of sporting enjoyment and success for our pupils both now and in their future lives.


We are proud of the achievements of our pupils in PE. Our pupils fluently apply their skills and knowledge within PE and make connections to their existing knowledge and to other curriculum areas. At Stanford, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. We are very proud that our PE learning has recently achieved the Silver School Games Mark.

Intra School Competition

Buttercup Class

Buttercup class has great fun and learnt lots of skills taking part in their first intra school sporting event.   Some KS2 pupils also did a fantastic job in their role coaching, supporting and encouraging.

Year 2

The Year 2 children had great fun competing against each other and developing their skills at throwing the javelin. Everyone tried their best and cheered each other on! Well done Year 2.

Barley Class

Barley class took part in our intra school competition this week where the sport was javelin!

Pupils gained points for their house team depending on the distance- the further the distance, the more points they earned!

A fantastic event where pupils showcased their athletic skills- great work!!

🧘 Yoga 🧘

Barley class have started to learn about yoga and the benefits of this. In this session pupils looked at different yoga positions, transitioning from one to the other, focusing on their breathing and core strength.

Year 6 PE

This week in PE we were working together as a small group to create a dance phrase that was repeated and involved movement. We used a video as the stimulus to create a short dance piece with confidence. Pupils took different elements from the basic dance skills; actions, dynamics, space and relationships and incorporated them into their dance phrase. Groups then performed and gave positive feedback.

‘ I really enjoyed this PE lesson!’

Handball 🤾‍♀️

Over this half term, Barley class have been learning different skills in PE to enable them to play handball. From learning different passes to defending techniques, pupils have started to use these skills in a competitive game- great work!

Year 1 - Animal Gymnastics

In PE we were looking at moving around the hall in different ways and at different levels pretending to be animals. If they encountered puddles (mats) they had to slither like snakes, on treetops (benches) they moved like giraffes and tree frogs, at the burrows (hoops) they were rabbits and anywhere else they would be any animal of their choosing. The children really enjoyed this and had lots of fun!

Sporting achievements

We love celebrating the sporting achievements of our pupils outside of school! A huge Well done on your swimming achievement 🌟

Year 4 Basketball Skills

Y4 have been practising a range of skills to prepare them for playing basketball games. We have looked at different techniques for dribbling and movement, how to gain possession of the ball from the other team, and how to successfully shoot hoops. We have listened carefully to the rules and look forward to putting all the skills together for a game.


Today Pumpkin Class have been practicing their basketball skills. We have practiced shooting, dribbling, and defending. We have been working really hard at remembering to bounce the ball whilst moving.

Rounders: Bowling skills

This week in PE, Year 6 pupils were developing their bowling skills under pressure whilst abiding by rules of a game. Pupils worked in small teams to learn how to bowl using the underarm technique, increasing the distance over time.

Invasion Games

Year 5 have enjoyed getting involved in different invasion games this term in PE. We have been focusing on using our communication and teamwork to work together and win the game- this weeks game was steal the bacon and it was great fun!

Girls Football Team

These girls are just amazing!

Although they were the youngest team at the tournament today, they played with their hearts on their sleeves. Win/lose/draw they had big smiles on their faces right to the end. Mr Marshall and Stanford school couldn't be prouder, well-done girls ⚽😊

Football Crazy!!

Well done to the boys who recently represented the school playing football. They were amazing ambassadors for the school showing determination, teamwork and sportsmanship. Their smiles say it all.

KS1 Sports Day!

Today we had a fabulous morning of sports. Everyone tried their very best and it was great to have the support of parents and carers who attended. The behaviour of the children was amazing and they all showed a great sporting spirit. I'm sure you will join us in feeling proud of our school and all the children for such an amazing event. A big thank you to both Mrs Smiths and all the teachers involved for making this such a positive day.

Pumpkin Class

The children were all buzzing after a fantastic morning of sporting activities.

H- It was awesome! I loved all the races.

V- I took part in some races and I also enjoyed scoring.

J- It was a lot of fun. My mum came to watch me.

L- I liked running very fast. M- It was nice to do activities with the younger children. I liked helping them. I think I’ve made some new friends.

J- Everyone won stickers and everyone had a brilliant time!

KS2 Girls football ⚽️

Another fantastic friendly match tonight, this time with our KS2 girls, playing Wybers Wood Academy. The girls were phenomenal, winning all 3 of their games- amazing team work, great goals! Well done girls! ⭐️

Thank you to our parents and family members for supporting and to Mr Marshall and Mr Dunn for supporting!

Year 3/4 football match ⚽️

Last week our amazing year 3/4 football team played a friendly match against Wybers Wood Primary. They scored some great goals, worked brilliantly as a team and did the school proud as always! Well done! Amazing! 🌟

Thank you to our parents and family members for supporting!


Today in Year 1 P.E we have been learning all about throwing. We used beanbags to practice our underarm and overarm throwing skills. We had to make sure that our partner was ready to receive the beanbag and ready to catch. Next week we are going progress the skills we have learnt today by using balls.

Year 6 Brownlee Foundation Triathlon 🏊‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️ 🚲

Our Year 6 pupils have had a wonderful day today at the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon! Giving the pupils an opportunity to experience something new, in a non competitive event was the focus of the day… as well as having fun! Each pupil swam 50m, completed an 800m cycle and then a 300m run. It was amazing to see the children cheering each other on and thoroughly enjoying themselves! They had a fantastic day and each left with a goody bag, T-shirt and medals to remember this amazing opportunity!

I- I loved today, it was fun to do something new and even better that I could do it with my friends!

L- Can we do it again!? I loved it!

Sports for Champion Sponsored Event

Pumpkin Class

Liz Mcternan (a champion para triathlete) visited our school this week. Pumpkin Class had a wonderful time taking part in her fitness circuit. Thank you to everyone who raised some sponsor money.

Willow Class

Liz Mcternan (a champion para triathlete) visited our school this week. Willow Class worked off some energy and had great fun taking part in her fitness circuit. Thank you to everyone who raised some sponsor money.

Year 6

We had a fantastic morning with our Sports for Champion para triathlete Liz McTernan! Year 6 took part in their fitness circuit challenge with enthusiasm- well done!

Walk to School Week

Thank you for supporting us with our walk to school week yet again. Our aim this year was to try to keep Cooper Lane free from school traffic, on Wednesday in particular. We also wanted to promote the benefits of walking to school for our physical and mental health. The Travel Plan Group - made up of pupils, governors and staff - prepared designs for some stickers that were shared with everyone who participated. We had a great push this year, with some classes having as many as 100% of pupils being able to walk to school on Wednesday! Thank you for supporting us with this important initiative.

Ramsden’s Girls Cup

Our Year 5 and 6 girls football team took part in the Ramsden’s girls cup this week, playing against local schools. The girls played brilliantly, worked amazing as a team and showed their skills and confidence in each game! Well done girls! ⭐️ ⚽️

Juniper Class Dance

Juniper class had a lot of fun learning a new type of dance in PE. Dance by chance is where you associate dance moves with numbers and then jumble the numbers up to give different routines. We listened to some music and had a really good first try at this type of dance!

Year 3 - Dance: Industrial Factories

We have started a new PE unit of dance - Industrial Factories. The children looked at different machinery - cogs, pistons and levers and thought about how they could make the movements of a machine to industrial music.

We are Gymnasts!

Year 1

This half term in P.E year 1 are focusing on Gymnastics. To start our topic off we explored travelling movements. We used different levels to show the height of different animals. 

"I was tall because I was a Giraffe"
"I was small because I was a turtle"

Year 3

This term we have been learning about gymnastics - balancing using different parts of our bodies and creating sequences of jumps and rolls. In this session we looked at creating interesting balances where the children had to support each other.

Year 3 - Mental Health Superpowers

As a part of our weekly yoga activities we learnt about developing our mental health superpowers - visualisation, breathing, affirmation, movement & relaxation.

What a wonderful way to end the week.....and half term!


Year 3

The children have lots of fun talking parts in yoga sessions each week. It is a great opportunity to clear your mind, stretch your muscles and build your strength and balance.

Year 6

Miss Gibbard led our well-being and physical activity with yoga! We were able to learn different poses in Yoga such as the cobra and lotus. It made us feel very calm and we were able to use our breathing techniques to support this!


In PE, we started our new topic- Gymnastics. We had a great session led by Mr Boswell, learning a number of different rolls, such as a forward roll and learning how to make different shapes with our bodies

Girls friendly Football match ⚽️

Today we took some of our KS2 girls to play a friendly football match with Wybers Wood Academy. We continue to raise the profile of girls football and this was another fantastic opportunity for the girls to showcase their skills!

The girls played brilliantly, with many goals saved and even more goals attempted. Their teamwork and skills were outstanding and showed the great Stanford football team they have become! Well done girls!! 🌟

New Goals

Following pupil voice on our new MUGA, pupils wanted to add goal posts to the pitch for when they play matches. Mrs Smith, our Sports Lead, purchased the new goals for all to use. Mr Marshall and pupils quickly ensured they were up and running for our pupils and after school clubs! 🥅 ⚽️

O: Having new goals is great for our matches!

J: They are going to help us target our goals and be more precise! I love using them!

R: I love that we can use them for our after school football club to help us practise for matches!

PE: Football Skills

This half term we have focused on improving a variety of ball skills including controlling the ball, dribbling, passing, shooting, and goal keeping.

Alongside this, we have practised our teamwork skills.

After School Clubs

It has been a great start for our After School Clubs this half term! We have a wide range of clubs on offer from Football, Outdoor Adventures to Chill Club and Chess Club! Take a look at just some of our clubs!

Laceby Solar Farm Community Fund

We are so pleased to have been submitted a successful bid for £20,000 to Laceby Solar Farm Community Fund towards a wonderful new resource at school.

Pupils, staff, Governors and friends of the school are delighted to share with you the good news about a new Muga!! (Multi- use Games Area)

This resource will be used for PE activities, to help the pupils develop their skills and knowledge, understand the importance of healthy lifestyle, for enrichment clubs, intervention and to have fun!

Thank you to Mrs Brady for her support with the bid and to Mrs Griffith, in her School Governor role, for fact finding about the resource. Mrs Smith, Deputy, also leads on PE in school.

We have enjoyed lots of recent successes, such as winning the local Swimming Gala, winning the Gradley Cup, winning Respect Awards in football tournaments and having lots of fun at The Brownlee triathlon, successful sports day and a brilliant range of after school clubs.

Mrs Smith is looking forward to seeing the Muga being used and said, 'It will be great to be able to use the Muga all year round and see the pupils take part in a wide range of sports on the Muga due to its versatility, and seeing the pupils having fun whilst learning new skills!’

🏊‍♀️Swimming Gala 2022 🏊‍♀️

Pupils from Years 4,5 and 6 had a fantastic afternoon at the Swimming Gala 2022!

Competing in a range of events from front crawl to freestyle, individual and relay races, the pupils showed their swimming talents!

ALL of the pupils were absolutely incredible, showed great determination and were always the top 3 in each race. Throughout the races, the pupils showed excellent sportsmanship by cheering their peers on and had such team spirit.

Because of this and their amazing swimming talents..... Stanford School came 1st!!!

Thank you to the staff and our parents/ carers who came to support and cheer our amazing team on!!

Well done!! We are all so proud of you!! 🏆

Year 5 girls Football Team ⚽️

As the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 starts this week, Stanford school is aiming to raise the profile of girls football in school. Through collaboration with local schools we were invited to play a friendly match with Wybers and Scartho on Tuesday.

The year 5 girls represented the school fantastically, despite turning up to the event playing against teams of year 6s!!

None stop smiles and encouragement between one another, amazing sportsmanship and teamwork 😄 Well done girls!! ⚽️

Key Stage 2 Sports Day 2022

Wow! We had another fantastic sports day this morning with our Key Stage 2 pupils this morning!
The sun was shining as the pupils took part in a range of events and activities, from space hoppers to hurdles! It was great to see parents, siblings and staff take part in a race too!
Thank you to all our parents/carers who came to support and to all the staff and Premier Education for leading this!

Sports Collaboration

Year 2 children have absolutely loved all the different sports activities their friends in Year 6 have organised for them recently.

A- There have been so many different games and I have enjoyed them all.

O- I just want to say thank you to Year 6. They have made PE fun for all of us!

F- They asked me which activity I liked best, but I have liked doing them all.

J- When it's Activity Day, Year 6 will set up the games we liked the best. We have voted for our favourite ones.

Brownlee Foundation Triathlon

As a well done for working so hard in the run up to the SATs, our Year 6 pupils have had a wonderful day today at the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon! They swam 50m, completed an 800m cycle and then a 300m run. It was wonderful to see the children cheering each other on and thoroughly enjoying themselves.

O - I loved today, it was fun to do something new and even better that I could do it with my friends. 

C - Today was amazing, my favourite part was the swimming. I would definitely recommend other people to do it too.

C - I really enjoyed today, I would like to do a full triathlon in the future.

D - I am not really keen on doing sport, but today was awesome! I would definitely recommend it to other people to take part, even if they aren’t usually really sporty.

⚽️Stanford School wins Football tournament⚽️

Our amazing Year 5/6 football competed this evening at the Gradely cup football tournament and we are so pleased and proud to share that they won!!!

The team won every game and didnt concede a goal!!

We are so proud of them all and have done Stanford proud- well done boys! They were Respectful, determined and worked as a team to win!

A huge thank you to Mr Page and Mr Marshall for all their help and support!



Year 5, Juniper class, spent two days completing their cycling proficiency, levels 1 and 2 last week. Bikeability is the government's national cycle training programme. It helps pupils learn practical skills and understand how to cycle on today's roads. Bikeability gives everyone the confidence to cycle and enjoy this skill for life.

Well done Juniper class you were amazing and safe on the roads!

Sponsored Sport's Event

Pumpkin Class met Martin Norris who is an England Wheelchair Rugby League player. They enjoyed hearing about his life and achievements in a special assembly and then they completed a circuit of exercises.

J- He has inspired me to set goals and see what I can achieve.

L- I enjoyed all the exercises, they got my heart beating fast.

M- I enjoyed watching Martin's video. I think he is a very good rugby player.

Y3 Orienteering

The children had lots of fun orienteering. It involved working as a team, finding clues and putting them together to solve a puzzle.