Physical Education (PE)


To inspire children to succeed in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Physical Education provides opportunities for children to become physically confident and to become more fit and healthy. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help children to learn about values such as fairness and respect.

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PE Core Learning:

  • To develop practical skills across a range of sports and activities in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle

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Characteristics of the physically educated:

  • To acquire new knowledge and skills
  • To be willing to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations alone, in small groups and in teams in order to improve
  • To be physically fit
  • To have a healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly and exercising regularly
  • To be able to be physically active for a long time (ie to have stamina) and to understand the importance of this in promoting long term health and well being
  • To be able to take the initiative and become a leader, organising, officiating and evaluating what needs to be done to improve and motivation others to improve
  • To show originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography
  • To know how to improve their own and others’ performance
  • To participate eagerly in PE, to have positive attitudes and to engage in extra curricular sport
  • To be able to swim at least 25 metres by the end of Year 6 and to know how to stay safe in water

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Using and Applying English and Maths in PE:


  • Developing speaking and listening skills through debates, discussions and evaluations of performances and tactics


  • Demonstration of spatial awareness and understanding of repeating patterns (dance)
  • Scoring, time keeping, time signatures in dance and working out numerical advantages
  • Calculations with historical data

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Teachers set high expectations for every pupil. They plan challenging work to enable all pupils to make good progress regardless of their academic ability or background. We expect all children to make good progress albeit from different starting points. Where necessary sports are adapted to take into account children’s physical needs so that everybody can access lessons and succeed.

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