Physical Education

The importance of physical education is recognised through the planned teaching of gymnastics, games, dance and swimming. Skills are taught and developed from the Foundation Stage through to Year 4. Wherever possible, further sporting opportunities are provided. We are part of the School Sports and Physical education Partnership with NCC and participate in competitions organised throughout the year. The effective use of the School Sports Premium allows the school to bring qualified coaches and P.E. teachers into school to develop CPD for Teachers and to enhance the provision for pupils.

Slaley First School has a whole school approach to the four core themes which comprise the Healthy School Standard:-


  • Personal, social & health education including sex & relationships & drug education;

  • healthy eating;

  • physical activity;

  • emotional health and well being;

    Aspects of work in these areas continue to be part of school life, in order to maintain standards.


The Golden Mile Initiative

Here at Slaley First School, we believe that all our pupils should enjoy keeping themselves fit and be motivated to live a healthy lifestyle so we run an activity club called The Golden Mile. Every playtime, our pupils encourage each other to run laps of our yard. When it is better weather, the challenge becomes greater because they can run their laps around our running track on the field. Our pupils can run or walk their laps. Some of them race each other to push each other to keep running. Others just have a walk and enjoy chatting to each other while they are walking. The activity can be as physically challenging or relaxing as they wish to make it when they take part.

In the school year 2020 to 2021, every pupil walked or ran 10 miles, so all are members of the 10 Mile Club.  

 We are very proud of our fit and motivated pupils and very impressed by their achievements over the year.


PE at Slaley in 2021.

This year, we have a new provider to enrich our PE provision for our pupils in Year One to Year Four. Through our contract with Northumberland County Council, we now have a fully qualified PE teacher, Mrs Robson, coming in to school on a Monday to provide excellent PE lessons and our Multi-skills Afterschool club.

During the recent Lockdown, we were able to offer an opportunity to attend this club to our Year One pupils with Mrs Robson’s support.