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HadlowPrimary School

Happiness, Progress, Success

PE Curriculum, School Sport and Healthy Recipes

Long Term Plan

Welcome to Hadlow's PE


PE Curriculum

Hadlow Primary School will provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. The school will provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We will provide all children with opportunities to compete in sport and take part in other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

At Hadlow Primary School, we implement a fundamental movement skills based curriculum. Fundamental movement skills are movement patterns that involve different body parts, such as the legs, arms and head. This enables the following skills to be performed:

  • Running
  • Hopping
  • Catching
  • Throwing
  • Striking
  • Balancing
  • Jumping

They are the foundation movements for children to develop, allowing them to participate in sporting activities. For example, football, gymnastics, rugby and netball.


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

Attainment Targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Subject Content

Key Stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns

Key Stage 2

Pupils should continue to apply and 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. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best



Pupils will be taught to:

  • Tread water, swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)


Pure Sports 

Pure Sports Coaching have been aiding Primary School sports provision for 10 years, ranging from the delivery of PE, developing teacher delivery with Continuous Professional Development and a host of Extra-Curricular activities via Breakfast, Lunch and After School Clubs. Find out more about Pure Sports Coaching on their website


Our School Coach

Mr Nurden is our Pure Sports representative. He is trained in a variety of sports but his favourites are Football and Cricket. In the Summer of 2023, Mr Nurden was also lucky enough to play at Lords Cricket ground as his team reached the final of the National Village Cup.







Hadlow Primary School have been apart of the Sainsbury's Awards for many years. This year we have been given a Gold award for our PE throughout the school and taking part in various events.


Looking over the past year Hadlow have taken part in various events. Celebration Dance was a new event. We took two groups along, one from the Dance club and other was the Cheerleading group.

They chose music from different countries to dance to and celebrate.  We as a school were so proud of both groups. For some of the pupils this was they first time they had ever be involved in dance on a stage. They were truly amazing!


The Colour Dash was an exciting events for 4 year groups to be involved in. We attended the event over at Dunorlan Tunbridge Wells, the lower years ran half way around the lake, Middle ran the full way round and the upper years ran twice around. They all ran so well, what an achievement. 


Sports Day -  Sports Day was a great school event for the whole school.  Every child took part. They played important roles, giving out stickers, finish line, introducing field events. Thank you for all the parents support on the day too. 


Competitions- Many children took part in various competitions after school against other schools. What a joy to see them take part, enjoy and grow in confidence. Dodgeball was a particular favourite of mine, the pupils thoroughly enjoyed every game against the other schools.


Unfortunately, we didn't take part in as many football and netball games as in previous years, but for those who did represent our school, well done.  The netball team were chuffed that they competed and won against another school, which made their day! We look forward to playing more matches next year.


Bikeabilty was a great success. All the children that took part did extremely well and achieved their certificates.


We are very proud as a school to provide a variety of after school clubs.

Next year we have a few more:

Running club


KS1 Active club

Tiny Team

Dance KS1- Performing Club


KS1 Football


Football Girls/Boys

Dance KS2- performing arts




Hadlow Primary School  provided swimming lessons for Year 6 in terms 2 & 3.  Year 5 in terms 4 & 5. These lessons were held at Larkfield Sports Centre. The year groups made amazing progress within their 2 terms of swimming and gained so much confidence in the water.

Year 6 73% were able to swim 25 metres or more. 


Sports Funding

Schools are very fortunate to receive Sports Funding.

Our school has spent the money on:

Renewing and buying new equipment, so that the children are able to enjoy their PE lesson with up to date equipment.

 Providing lunchtime activities, which the children have been enjoying.

Skipping Workshop- whole school involved



Please see the Sports Funding report on the website for the full information.





Hadlow's Vision:


To be all inclusive, provide opportunities and give the children positive experiences.



Player of the Week





Hadlow football team have been amazing this year. Each time they play in a match they continue to improve their skills and gel as a team.


They have won the majority of their matches to date, which we are very proud of as a school.


Player of the match was: Joe W against Plaxtol. 


Joe not only played well but presented himself well throughout the game against the opposite team.




Hadlow netball team have played really well this year.  It has been delight to see the team winning some matches although it is not all about winning!


Player of the match was: Tia G against Plaxtol










Match Results




Away -St Margarets              7-1

Home -Plaxtol                      3-3

Away- Longmead                 0-6  To Hadlow

Home- Stocks Green            

Home- Cage Green   

Home- Longmead                3-4 to Hadlow

Away- Cage Green                3-1 to Hadlow

Home - Hildenborough         

Away- Stocks Green              A Team 3-3 B Team 2-1 to Hadlow

Away - Plaxtol                       4-1 to Hadlow


Healthy Recipes



Packed Lunch ideas for School



50/50 bread

Pitta Bread

Rice Cakes




Soft Cheese


Tuna- add sweetcorn

Ham- add cucumber

Cheese-plain or add tomato

Chicken with or without salad- mix with curry powder and yogurt for a different flavour

Cheese and Ham




Little Pots

Pasta and tuna

Rice and peas




Tea cake – instead of chocolate

Malt loaf – instead of chocolate

Bread sticks

Plain pretzels

Banana loaf

Flapjacks- nut free. Fun and easy to make with children at home. 


Instead of crisps, chop up carrots, celery, peppers, cucumber into sticks or plain popcorn.




Apple chopped 

Orange segments 




Frozen mixed fruit + Yogurt 

Dried apricots  







Healthy turkey meatballs


Serves 4

Swap beef mince and breadcrumbs with lean turkey and oats. Serve in a tomato sauce with pasta or potatoes for a light dinner


For the sauce

For the meatballs


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan with a lid, then tip in the onion, carrots, celery, garlic and fennel, and stir well. Cover the pan and cook over a medium heat for 8 mins, stirring every now and then. Pour in the passata and season well with salt and pepper. Cover and leave to simmer for 20 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, tip the mince into a large bowl. Add the oats, fennel seeds and leaves, the garlic and plenty of black pepper, and mix in with your hands. Lightly shape into 25 meatballs about the size of a walnut. Spray or rub a non-stick pan with a little oil and gently cook the meatballs until they take on a little colour. Give the sauce a stir, then add the meatballs and parsley. Cover and cook for 10 mins until they are cooked through and the veg in the sauce is tender. Serve with broccoli and baby potatoes in their skins, or pasta and salad.



Red Pepper Soup




  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the tomatoes, onion and peppers in a roasting tin, toss with the oil and season. Nestle in the garlic and thyme sprigs, then roast for 25-30 mins until all the veg has softened and slightly caramelised. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins into the tin, strip the leaves off the thyme and discard the stalks and garlic skins. Mix the vinegar into the tin then blend everything in a bullet blender or using a stick blender, adding enough water to loosen to your preferred consistency (we used around 150ml).

  • STEP 2

    Reheat the soup if necessary, taste for seasoning, then spoon into two bowls and top each with a spoonful of ricotta, a few basil leaves, the seeds and a drizzle of oil. Serve with bread for dunking.





Wholemeal toast is a great snack at home. Here are some ideas to put on it.


Toast with:

Humous and olives

Peanut butter, banana and honey

Tuna and salad

Make a pizza of your choice

Avocado and poached egg

Melted cheese


Chocolate spread and marshmallows (Saturday night treat) 


Flap Jack recipe


  • 225 g Butter, See notes
  • 150 g Golden Syrup, See notes
  • 150 g Soft light brown sugar, See notes
  • 450 g Oats - half rolls and half jumbo


  • Preheat your oven to 170C (340F).

  • Line a 20×20 cm baking tray with baking parchment.

  • Melt your butter, sugar and golden syrup in a large pan over a low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in the oats and salt. 

  • Give the entire mixture a really good stir so that all of the oats are coated. 

  • Pour the mixture into your lined baking tin and pat down with the back of a spoon.

  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. (The edges should be starting to brown but the middle should still be soft and wobbly.)  

  • When the flapjack is cold, remove it from the tin and slice your flapjacks into 16 squares with a sharp knife.



Hadlow Primary School

Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0EH