Why PE is important

Participation in PE and sport can improve a huge range of skills for children:

  • Positive attitudes, attributes and physical skills
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Positive behaviour
  • Promotes inclusion and cohesion
  • Introduces competition and the concepts of winning and losing
  • Team work and listening skills.

At Knaphill, we believe that it is every child’s right to be offered a Physical Education that is challenging, fun and competitive. Therefore, we offer every child an hour of Games and an hour of dance or gymnastics each week in the autumn and spring terms and in the summer, Year 5 substitute their dance or gymnastics with swimming lessons, making 2 hours of curriculum time PE.

The children are offered a wide range of sport in the curriculum, including dance, gymnastics, hockey, Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA), cricket, rugby, football, athletics, swimming, netball, hockey, circuits and basketball. (Please see the curriculum plan to see which year group are taught which sports.) The children also take part in lots of fun and engaging sports activities during Sport Relief.

View our curriculum overview for PE/Games

Move it

Between 8:30 and 8:40, children participate in a fun ‘Move it’ session in the large playground, to help energise them for their day ahead. Some days children walk, skip or dance around the playground, other days they participate in whole school aerobic/dance moves, led by Mrs Jordan and other children. Such activity is proven to have a positive impact upon both emotional and physical well being. 

PE Monitors

The Year 6 PE monitors ensure that the PE equipment is always kept tidy and safe and suggest new equipment to buy. They also help out on intra house competitions and Sport’s Day.

Our Knaphill Olympics

Our ‘Knaphill Olympics’ display is a chance for the children to show off about the sports they do outside of school. This ranges from dancing to football, gymnastics to shooting! The rings in the middle are both the Olympic and Paralympic values and when the children bring in their medals or trophies we encourage them to think about the different values they used to achieve their award.


We get involved in many borough competitions and have an inter house competition every half term. 

Take a look at our new Knaphill Football kit!

Sporting Events 2017-18

DateSportYear GroupOpposing TeamScore
6th October 2017FootballYear 5 & 6 GirlsDanone CupQuarter Finals
13th October 2017FootballYear 5 & 6 BoysDanone CupGroup Stages
16th November 2017FootballYear 6 BoysPirbright0-5
29th November 2017NetballMixedGoldsworth8-7
7th February 2018NetballMixedBrookwood23 - 0
8th February 2018Rugby FestivalYear 6Winston Festival2nd
9th February 2018Multi skills festivalYear 4Winston FestivalFestival
20th February 2018HockeyYear 5 & 6Hockey FestivalGroup Stages
21st February 2018FootballYear 5 boysNew Haw2-5
21st February 2018FootballYear 6 BoysNew Haw3-5
23rd February 2018FootballGirlsThe Marist4-2
6th March 2018Cross CountryYear 3 & 4 mixedCross country eventWinner (1st place in race)
13th March 2018Cross CountryYear 5 & 6 mixedCross country event
15th March 2018FootballYear 3 & 4 GirlsFootball FestivalWinners
15th March 2018FootballYear 3 & 4 BoysFootball FestivalGroup Stages
15th March 2018NetballYear 5 & 6 GirlsISL23 - 1
19th March 2018NetballYear 5 & 6 GirlsNetball Rally5th
20th March 2018Cross Country RelaysAll yearsCross country event16th and 23rd
22nd March 2018FootballYear 5 & 6 GirlsSt Dunstan's3-2
23rd March 2018FootballYear 5 BoysSt Hugh's2-4
17 April 2018FootballYear 3 & 4 Girls County FinalWinners!
23 May 2018Kwik CricketYear 5 & 6 GirlsKwik Cricket tournamentGroup Stages
12 June 2018Tennis Year 3 & 4 MixedMini Tennis FestivalGroup Stages
13 June 2016Kwik CricketYear 5 MixedKwik Cricket tournamentGroup Stages
18 June 2018Track and FieldYear 3 & 4 MixedDistrict Sports 2nd Overal
21 June 2018Track and FieldYear 5 & 6 MixedDistrict Sports 7th Overall
21 June 2018TrackAll yearsSports DayTrinity Road
23 June 2018Swimming Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 MixedSwimming GalaGroup Stages
5th July 2018SwimmingYear 5Swimming GalaLimecroft
17 July 2018Multi SportsYear 5 MixedWorld Games Day FestivalGroup Stages

WASPS Swimming Gala

On Saturday 23rd June, a group of children competed for Knaphill school at the WASPS swimming gala at Pool in the Park. Some children swam individual races whilst others swam in the relay.  The children all tried their best; Mrs Robinson and Mrs Young were very impressed by our swimmers!

District Sports

Our final WASPS competition in 2017-2018 was district sports. The children took part in a Quad kids event, all participating in sprint, long distance running, standing jump and vortex throw events. Our Year 3 and Year 4 team came second and our Year 5 and Year 6 team came seventh (both out of 25 schools). Three children also received overall event medals. We got a gold in the Year 3 and Year 4 Girl’s Sprint, Girls’s long distance and vortex throw; silver in the Year 3 and Year 4 boys’ long distance and silver in the Year 5 and Year 6 boys’ vortex throw.


We offer a wide variety of after school clubs that give the children an opportunity to engage in an additional hour of sport a week. (See the clubs section of the website for more details).

Inter-house competitions

Inter-house competitions are competitions that are played inside school. The children compete against other classes in their year group and also across colour teams. Competitions are held every half term and will involve the skills children have learnt that term. This consolidates their learning from class and gives them the opportunity to use the skills they have learnt in a game/competition situation.

Sports Premium information

The Government have ring fenced £300 million for the next two years to support delivery of PE and sport in primary schools.

Each year every school will be given a lump sum of funding allocated to their school.

A typical 3 form entry junior school will receive approximately £19,000.

Please see the sport’s premium page for more information about how we spend the money and the impact


We have lots of PE and play time equipment for the children to use and we are always replenishing our resources. We collect ActiveKids vouchers every year to help buy new equipment. Thank you again for all the vouchers you collected at the end of last year; we have been able to buy lots of new equipment for this year for PE, the playground, cooking and even gardening! Some of the new things include hurdles, rounders posts, footballs for the playground, gardening gloves, hockey balls and skipping ropes. The children are very excited to use them and so are the teachers!


We have a Playmakers Award programme at Knaphill School which is an exciting opportunity for children in Year 6. The Playmakers Award does not only consider a learners sporting ability but instead helps them develop leadership skills which they can use to lead others in sports activities.

Once the children have learnt how to lead others, they are encouraged to use these leadership skills in a whole host of different ways; from leading their peers and younger children in break time games to supporting activities within the school and community, both under direct supervision.

They are easily spotted in their orange t-shirts!


Each week Mr Broad runs a PhysiFun club with a group of children during lunchtime. PhysiFun is an ABC fitness initiative based on the principles of change4life. It is about using small game-based activities (with no focus on competition) to develop an individual’s agility, balance, & coordination. The most important part however, is that the individuals chosen have ‘fun’.

PhysiFun has been designed using change4life principles to focus on physical fundamentals for children in your school to help reinvigorate them into a healthy lifestyle which incorporates, and indeed emphasises fun physical activity. It aims to help by motivating to be more physically active to therefore become fitter.

PhysiFun has been designed to help children build good habits for life. It is to support an early intervention strategy to help ensure we are building a generation of physically active children who are then motivated to go on to be physically active teenagers, then in turn physically active and healthy adults.

View an example of an activity

Gifted and Talented

Each week, Mr Broad runs a lunchtime Gifted and Talented in Sports Club. Children are selected to participate in the club, completing activities designed to further improve their sporting skills.


Year 5 swim at Woking Pool in the Park during the summer term for 10 weeks and children in Year 6 who cannot swim 25 metres also swim. There is a Year 5 swimming Gala at the end of the 10 weeks.

Well done to Trinity House Year 5 for winning the 2018 swimming gala. All the children swam so well and their swimming strokes were very impressive!

Sports Day

At Knaphill, our Sports Day takes place in the summer term. The children compete in races in front of the parents in an attempt to win more points for their house. They only race against children in their year group. The houses win points throughout the morning and the winner is announced to the children.

Well done to Trinity House for winning the 2018 Sports Day! It was a fantastic morning and all the children demonstrated commitment, resilience and sportsmanship.

House points

Children are awarded house points throughout the school year for good work, behaviour and a positive attitude. These are counted every week and the team with the most points for that week gets rewarded with extra time on the playground equipment and play frame. At the end of the year, a cup is awarded to the house with the most points.

Sport clubs around our area

The Winston Churchill Sports centre provides lots of after school and weekend sports clubs for children.


Woking Athletics Club

Age: 8-10 years on a Monday. During the summer, special coaching is available on Sunday mornings from 10 years upwards.


Woking Blackhawks Basketball Club in St Johns
Age: 9 upwards


Old Woking Cricket Club
Age: 9-11 year olds Sunday mornings

Westfield Cricket Club, Mayford
Age: all ages


First Dance, Mayford Green
Age: all ages


AFC Brooklands, Brookwood
Age: Juniors Saturday10-11am

Goldsworth Park Rangers Football Club
Age: all ages

Meadow Sports Football Club
Age: 7-18 years

Woking and Maybury Sports Club
Age: Juniors

Woking Cougars Football Club
Age: -7-15 years

Woking Football Club, Kingfield Road
Age: 6-18 years


Woking Hockey Club, Goldsworth Park
Age: all ages

Multi Sports

Enjoy-a-ball, Knaphill
Age: 3-9 years

Letz Play Sports Coaching
Age: 2-11 years


Cardinals Netball Club
Age: 7-11 Saturday mornings

Horsell Hotshots Netball Club
Age: all ages


Chobham Rugby Football Club
Age: all ages


Woking Swimming Club, Kingfield Road
Age: 6 upwards


Chobham Tennis Club, Westend
Age: Junior

Wishel Lawn Tennis Club, Horsell
Age: Junior

Additional Information

PE and Games overview
Physical Education Policy