At Unsworth Primary School we believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and progressive programme of activities. 

We do so in the belief that physical education, in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well-being. This includes qualities such as enjoyment, co-operation and development of expertise in different physical areas, which, in turn, allows children to apply skills, be creative and imaginative, thus giving children a chance to celebrate achievement and progression within the physical medium.

What are our aims?

1.    To develop attitudes of fair play, respect, enjoyment, participation, enthusiasm and competitiveness in physical activities within a safe and supportive environment.

2.    To provide a co-ordinated programme of physical education across Key Stage 1 and 2 in order to help build life-long participation in sports, games and other recreational activities.

3.    To provide the means for children to realise their full physical potential and to develop movements, co-ordination, confidence and body awareness in a range of contexts.

4.    To promote an appreciation of physical movement as a spectator and critic in order to learn new skills of self-judgement and appraisal during individual and team routines.

5.    To promote responsible attitudes towards safety of self and others in movement, in the use of equipment and to promote an understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health.

6.    To develop the confidence and knowledge of our staff through the sharing of expertise within the school and through the advice and support of the L.A. and other external providers, particularly through CPD opportunities.                                                               

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How is the PE curriculum organised?

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 each child will participate in two hours of timetabled PE each week.  Pupils will be taught skills across six areas of activity including gymnastics, invasion games and dance.  During each year they will be taught games and activities which aims to promote competition and challenge.  Orienteering will be covered in Y1, Y3 and Y5. Swimming will be taught during Key Stage 2 in Y4.  Where available the school’s own provision will be enhanced through specialist sports coaching.

This year, each half term, two classes will receive curriculum support sessions and two classes will be offered extra curricular activities (see Sports Grant and Funding tab). Click here to see which classes are taking part in these activities. this year.

How do we assess achievement in PE?

Observational assessment is the most obvious way of collecting evidence in PE.  This may include discussion, responses to questions and children’s assessment of their own and others’ performance through the use of technology such as cameras and ipads.  Assessment of children’s attainment is a continuous process and criteria are needed which can be used in assessing children’s work in PE. These include:

  • Accuracy
  • Efficiency
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to do more than one thing at a time
  • Teamwork
  • Agility
  • Imaginative performances

Year Group Schemes of Work

Click here to see the SoW for Y1          Click here to see the SoW for Y2

Click here to see the SoW for Y3          Click here to see the SoW for Y4

Click here to see the SoW for Y5          Click here to see the SoW for Y6

Sainsbury’s School Games Mark

At the end of 2015-2016 school year, Unsworth Primary applied for the ‘Sainsbury’s School Games Mark’ and were awarded SILVER for our commitment and dedication to sporting clubs and activities. Across the year, we strived to improve our sporting provision through the use of developing and deepening our subject knowledge by working alongside experienced sports coaches. We also improved the quantity and quality of our extra-curricular clubs on offer to our children. We are very proud of what we have achieved and are always aiming to improve and develop the sporting experiences and opportunities for our children. Click here to find out how we have improved children participation, competition, workforce an clubs across the year in order to achieve this award.

Extra Curricular Clubs

We currently run a number of sporting clubs throughout the year, although some are weather permitting at points throughout each term. Parents will be notified if, for some reason, a club does not take place from week to week.

Tuesday: Tag Rugby Club at 12:45-1:15 with Mr Garside (Y5 and Y6)  Netball Club at 3:30-4:15 with Miss Sinclair (Y5 and Y6)

Wednesday: Cross Country at 1215-1245 with Mrs Ali (Y3-6),  Dance Club at 3:30-4:15 with Miss Robinson (Y1, Y2 and Y3) Football club at 3:30-430 with Mr Garside

Thursday: Y6 Sports Crew 12:40-1:10 with Mr Rhodes (Y1 and Y2), Table Tennis Club at 3:30-4:15 with Mrs Darby (Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6)  Basketball club at 330-430 with QFirst (Y5 and 6)

Mrs Ali will run Athletics Club at various stages across the year and Mr Vidler will run Cricket Club in the Summer term. Other clubs such as cheerleading, multi skills, team games, Olympic Games, basketball and rounders will run across the year by QFirst coaches. There will be two opportunities each year for each year group to attend a QFirst led club.

All current and upcoming clubs can be found on the PE information board in school in the Lower Junior corridor. Please ask your child to take a leaflet for more information


In 2015/16 we joined with BJSSA, the Bury Schools Sports Association. Every term Mrs McLoughlin will attend a meeting to listen to and share any information with other schools in the area. We take part in the competitions arranged throughout the year.

In October 2015, our Football team took part in a 7 a side knock out tournament. The tournament consisted of 4 matches. Unsworth played out of their skin! They managed to win the first 2 matches with a score of 3-1 and 1-0. Unfortunately, Unsworth were beaten in the last minute of the final game, coming second in the competition. Well done for your great team spirit and enthusiasm throughout, very proud!

For all sporting competition information, follow us on twitter to see regular match updates and results


Boys Football Team

  • 7 a-side BJSSA football league tournament. Eliminated at last 16 stage losing 5-1 to Holly Mount after qualifying undefeated as group winners (1-1 v Elton, 4-1 v Guardian Angels, 3-0 v East Ward,
  • 7 a-side Bury FC kids cup (2-0 v Chaplefield; 0-1 v St Josephs; 1-1 v Mersey Drive; 0-1 v St Bernadettes; 3-0 v Gorsefield)
  • 7 a-side football cup won the last 32 (8-6 v Holcombe Brook) and last 16 (3-2 v Chesham) matches. Unsworth will now play Greenhill in the quarter finals.

Girls Football team

  • 7 a-side league – first game 09/11/16 drew 3-3 v Gorsefield in an exciting match. This is the first time Unsworth has had a girl’s football team.

Tag Rugby – (boys and girls mixed team)

  • BJSSA Tag Rugby Tournament competed in a tournament of 6 teams hosted by Springside – 20/10/17. The team came 5th overall playing against Guardian Angels, Greenmount and Old Hall.
  • School Games Tournament  16/02/2017 (1-2 v Springside; 3-0 v Mersey Drive, 3-1 v Gorsefield). The team finished 2nd in the group and have been selected to represent Bury schools at the greater Manchester school games.

Cross Country ( boys and girls teams)

  • BJSSA Cross Country events scheduled at Broadoak High School, St Gabriel’s RC High School, Derby High School and Bury Athletics track –  Feb-March

Netball (girls)

  • High fives netball competition – fixtures arranged Feb-March

Scheduled for summer

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Y5 5-a-side football

Whole School Enquiries

Are there any clubs in our local area that my child could attend?

There are a wide variety of clubs and associations that we as a school have direct links with. Take a look below to find out about clubs in your area and click on the links to find out how to join. If you have any questions regarding any of the clubs below or would like to find out more from some of the children who already attend, please feel free to comment on the bottom of this page.

Do you like gymnastics at school? Beth Tweddle and Total Gymnastics are creating opportunities for every child to try gymnastics in their local area.  Click here to find out more.  Helen Cunningham from QFirst Sports also delivers evening gymnastics sessions, ask at school for more details.

If athletics is of more interest to you or your child, click here to find more information about Bury Athletic Club, based at the track on Market Street, Bury (opposite Bury College).

Do you enjoy swimming? Becky Adlington’s SwimStars teaches children to swim with an emphasis on fun.  If you would like to know more, click here.

For information on a local basketball/netball club based at Philips High School, click here. On Thursday 26th November, Danny from Philips High came into school to share some information about this club. Mark Roe from Phillips High has also delivered some taster basketball sessions. 12 children returned a leaflet back into school wanting to find out more!

Do you see yourself as the next football star? Book a place at Future Stars Soccer School by clicking here.

Fancy taking up karate? Black Panther Karate is a friendly, established club specialising in Shotokan and Goju Ryu Karate with dojos all over the north west, suitable for all the family, all ages and all abilities.  For more information, click here.