Proudly Achieving Together

Physical Education

PE at Tyssen

Our Aims

We follow the National Curriculum guidelines for physical education which 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.

Expectations for the end of 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.

Expectations for the end of 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.

 The PE curriculum at Tyssen

PE at Tyssen is predominantly taught by a specialist sports coach. Lessons are dynamic, inclusive and engaging and fulfil all the elements of the National Curriculum. See below the PE curriculum map for this academic year.



Swimming is embedded in the curriculum for all children in year 4. Every Monday, the children attend lessons at Clissold Leisure Centre where they are taught the basic skills of swimming by experienced instructors, and most importantly, have fun. Swimming is an essential life skill and an amazing way to keep fit. We strongly encourage all children to swim as part of an active and healthy life style!

Sports Premium Funding

Through ‘Sport Premium’ the Government is providing £150 million each year to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools. This year Tyssen has received additional funding which is being used to improve our provision of PE throughout the school. At Tyssen Community school we are committed to ensuring our children understand the importance of being active, having a healthy lifestyle and exploring a range of sports and games activities.

Link to Sport’s Premium click here

All children at Tyssen are expected to wear a full PE kit. This includes:PE Kit

  • House colour T-shirt (available to buy from the Tuck Shop);
  • Black bottoms/shorts;
  • Black plimsolls or plain trainers.

Please speak to your class teacher if you have difficulty obtaining any of these items.


All children at Tyssen thoroughly enjoy PE and know the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. Here is what some of our children have to say about PE in our school:

Tasia 6T-  ‘I enjoy working as a team to accomplish one goal. We never do the same things over and over again, so I always experience new challenges.’

Danye 5R – ‘ I really enjoy PE- it helps with my stamina and the lessons are always fun. We have lots of equipment at Tyssen, so I never feel bored.’

Joshua 5O – ‘ Not only do I enjoy learning to play new sports, I enjoy learning new knowledge, like how to play. I can then play these games in the playground with my friends.’

Tiann 3R – ‘ My favourite part of tPE is hockey skills because it’s something different. PE helps me to stay healthy and this is important.’

Meet our Sports Coach

Interview with Callum

Who inspired you to become a P.E teacher?

My very own P.E teacher Mr Cooper. He was a class favourite, always fun, energetic and had great knowledge and skill. I want to make sure that the children I teach enjoy PE as much as I did!

Who was your sporting hero?

It has to be David Beckham. The man was a genius on the pitch and a heart throb off it – a living legend. Sounds a bit like myself…

Why do you enjoy most about  working at Tyssen?

Tyssen is not a school it’s a family. The staff, parents and children are amazing. Seeing the children grow and develop from nursery to year 6 and beyond is one of the main reasons why I love my job.

What is your favourite sport?

That’s a tough choice! I enjoy playing all different kinds of sports, such as: tennis, dodgeball and surfing… But I especially like team sports as I enjoy playing with others and being able to celebrate victory together is always fun and rewarding!

What we’ve been up to!

These are some of the sporting events our children have participated in, both in school and across the borough!

  • Bike around the Borough – champions!
  • Personal Best
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Beat the Street – champions!
  • Daily Mile
  • After school clubs
  • Hackney Half Marathon – Schools’ Challenge
  • Biking competitions
Translate »