Physical Education

Carville delivers a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. There are numerous opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


School Aims:

  1. Provide opportunities for pupils to experience a broad range of physical activities.

  2. Ensure all pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time.

  3. Provide children with the life skills needed to lead healthy, active lives.


Key Stage 1


In Key Stage 1 pupils develop the fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and coordination. Pupils are taught to: master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, and begin to apply these in a range of team and individual games (tennis, rounders, athletics, basketball and football amongst others). They also learn to choreograph and perform simple routines in dance and gymnastics.


Key Stage 2


In Key Stage 2 pupils develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. Sports taught include: badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis. Dance, gymnastics and athletics promote the skills of flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Outdoor and adventurous activities challenge both individuals and teams within the wonderful setting of the Rising Sun Country Park.

Children in Year 4 also receive swimming instruction at Burnside Leisure Centre with the aim of teaching them to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres use a range of strokes effectively.


What makes Carville Special?


  • We run a range of after school sports clubs (the majority of which are free) which run throughout the year.

  • We have achieved the School Games Silver award - a recognition of the quality of teaching, the wider school opportunities provided and the number of clubs we run.

  • We take outdoor education extremely serious with annual Forest School days to Kirkley Hall or The Rising Sun Country Park for the whole school. Year 2 and year 3 enjoy a school sleepover in the Spring term and KS2 attend High Borrans in the Lake District.

  • Children receive Bikeability training allowing them to ride safely to school and road safety training to encourage all children to walk to school and do their bit for the environment.

  • Carville University Cycling ‘On Your Bike’ also offers children in year 5 and year 6 the chance to improve their riding skills and venture onto the Waggonways to explore their local area.

  • Carville University also enables children to try archery and gain a National Navigation Award for orienteering.

  • We have school and year group teams which compete across North Tyneside in the following sports: football, netball, hockey, athletics, multi-skills and cricket. We perform at the annual dance festival.

  • We have extremely strong links with Burnside College providing excellent community sporting links and opportunities for progression.