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Physical Education


At Norwich Road Academy, we aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in sports and other physically-demanding activities. During PE lessons, we ensure children are physically active for sustained periods of time. They are given opportunities to play competitively both in and out of school. This enables them to make connections with schools in the area whilst instilling our school value of connect. We also discuss the importance of leading healthy, active lifestyles and inform children of the benefits exercise has on the mind and body. Opportunities for extra-curricular activities are encouraged to give children access to a range of different sports and experiences.

The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running, jogging, wheeling or walking – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. At Norwich Road Academy, we believe that it is important to incorporate this into the school day.

Children from Years 1-6 complete laps on one of the tracks for 10 minutes everyday. The amount of laps the children run are recorded each day and the House Captains add up the total across the school, ready to be shared in our Monday assembly. Mrs Miles, Principal, calculates where in the world the number of miles we have run takes us to and we find out about new countries and places!

Competitive Sports

We endeavour to provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum. This will mean that pupils have the opportunity to participate in regular competitive sport with each other and schools in the local area.



Children at Norwich Road Academy take part in school-organised swimming lessons for the summer term in Year 3 and the autumn term in Year 4. These sessions take place at Breckland Leisure Centre. Children will develop more confidence in the water, understand how to be safe around water and be taught to use a range of strokes effectively, with the aim of being able to swim at least 25m confidently. At the end of each term's swimming lessons, children are assessed to see how far they can swim. We celebrate their achievements with certificates in assembly. 


This is Ben Flood, he is a coach from 'Premier Education.'  Our children benefit from working and learning from Ben, who visits the school weekly to teach PE lesson, lead lunch time provision and some after school clubs.

BBC Bitesize is a great resource for a range of video clips, games and activities related to Music.  The following links will take you some great resources for you and your children to explore.  Key Stage 2 (KS2) children are in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.  Key Stage 1 (KS1) children are in Year 1 and 2.  Early Years children are in our Nursery and Reception classes.

2nd level Physical Education - BBC Bitesize            A useful resource for KS1 and KS2

1st level Physical Education - BBC Bitesize             A useful resource for KS1 and KS2

Early level Physical Education - BBC Bitesize               Early Years children

Miss Archibald is the subject lead for Physical Education, for the academy.