The school has a well-equipped hall and large playing fields.  Each child is expected to take part in the full range of activities unless medically unfit. These include games, gymnastics, dance and learning basic skills of ball control, catching and throwing. Early football, rugby, netball, tennis and cricket skills are taught to all children. The local swimming baths in Wheatley is used for developing water confidence skills in Year 5. School is part of a local network and takes part in inter competition annually.

PE Policy

 All  schools must provide swimming instruction. At Sheep Dip Lane Academy swimming is taught to pupils within year 5.

Sessions are taught at Swim Stars - at either their Wheatley or Bawtry pools.

Schools publish details of Year 6 pupils competency in swimming and the details below are based on results from their lessons in Year 5:

                                                                        Swimming Competency of Year 6 co-hort 2022 - 2023 Academic Year

Percentage of Year 6 pupils who can swim competently,

confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres                         47% 

Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could use a range of strokes effectively

(for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)                                              47% 

Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could perform safe self-rescue,

in different water-based situations                                                                                        100% 


All staff have received training in the PE package we are using throughout school - this is 'your-pe'.  Our children are loving it, please see the links below for the Progression of Skills for different elements of PE for the Year groups covered to see what your child is learning:

PE Games & Ball Skills: Year R Y1 Y2

PE Invasion Games Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6

PE Net and Wall Games Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6

PE Strike and Field Games Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6

PE Dance YR Y1 Y2

PE Dance Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6

PE Gymnastics YR Y1 Y2

PE Problem solving and team building YR Y1 Y2

PE Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6

PE Athletics FMS YR Y1 Y2

PE Gymnastics Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6

PE Athletics Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6


Please follow links below to see our Long term plan for PE showing what is taught in each year group.

PE Long Term Plan