Aldbury C of E Primary and Nursery School


At Aldbury we have a long- term child centered approach to PE.  We aim to engage children in physical activity in a positive way in school so that they continue to be active outside of school and for the rest of their lives.


Our PE curriculum is progressive and skills based and children also are taught essential learning behaviours through PE and the rest of the curriculum.  These are Personal, Social, Cognitive, Health and Fitness, Creativity and Physical.


Our PE curriculum is also supported by External Sports Coaches who take three classes per week.  We use Marathon kids for regular running sessions and the children are able to track how far they have run during an academic year.  Each week after-school and at lunchtimes there are a range of clubs offered to promote sport and physical activity.  Throughout the year children also compete in intra and inter school events within school, other schools and Tring school.


During playtime and lunchtimes physical activities are strongly encouraged through the recently revamped Wildwood Den and the Trim trail.  Play leaders from Class 4 also set up games to encourage children to stay active.

PE lessons should include:

  • A clear learning question that is shared with the children and focuses explicitly on the skills they will develop in that lesson.
  • An appropriate warm-up and recovery period.
  • Opportunities to observe, listen and comment on demonstrations from the teacher and performances from other children.
  • Time for the children to master the skill they are focusing on and to learn the rules of the sport.
  • discussion that focuses on the 1 or 2 skills they have covered in that lesson, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to have their voice heard.


Teachers ensure that PE lessons at Aldbury School are accessible for all.

Examples of Learning


Cross Country at Tring School

Class 4 at the Tring School football tournament

Drumba Workshops

Class 3 - Tag Rugby

Class 3 - Saracens Coaching

Class 4 at the Tring School Netball tournament

Class 3 at the Tring football tournament

BMX workshop