Physical Education forms an important part of a child’s education. PE is about pupils’ learning about themselves, their capabilities, their potential and their limitations. It goes beyond the individual and understanding themselves- it’s learning how to work with and to respect others. Physical Education is, by nature, a very practical activity where pupils learn through first-hand experience. In view of this, pupils should be physically active for a substantial amount of all their PE lessons. Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. This is why we feel PE is an important subject for all pupils to access through a broad and balanced curriculum and promote a sustainable lifelong interest in sport and physical activity.

It is the ethos of this school that pupils are encouraged for their achievements and that all feedback is as positive as possible.


  • To build enthusiasm and self-esteem through physical confidence.
  • To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency.
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
  • To improve observation skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work and to use such judgements to improve performance.
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising.
  • To encourage the pupils to enjoy, seek and sustain additional sporting activities beyond the normal school day to support healthy life choices.
  • To contribute to physical education being offered in a well-managed and safe educational context.
  • To develop physical co-ordination and competence.
  • To develop artistic and aesthetic appreciation within and through movement.
  • To help children develop socially through competition and co-operation between other individuals and groups.
  • To promote positive attitudes towards health and physical fitness.
  • To provide equal opportunity for all pupils to reach their full potential, regardless of their race, gender, cultural background, or physical ability.
  • To develop communication skills through team/group work and be able to confidently share ideas and thoughts to others.

Physical development:

  • To develop physical competence and confidence by acquiring and developing a range of fine and gross motor skills.
  • To be aware of the different shapes and movements that can be made with the body.
  • To develop knowledge, skills and understanding, and the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions with increasing control and accuracy.
  • To promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle by understanding the effects of exercise on the body and the importance of developing strength, endurance and flexibility
  • To appreciate the value of safe exercising.
Social and emotional development:

  • To develop a love of physical exercise.
  • To develop the ability to work independently and communicate with, and respond appropriately towards others using verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • To develop confidence in their own skills and abilities.
  • To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards the safety of themselves and others.
  • To realise that the right exercise for you can be fun and will give you energy for other things in life.
  • To create and plan games and teach them to one another.
  • To develop a sense of fair play.

Cognitive development:

  • To develop decision making and problem solving skills.
  • To develop reasoning skills and the ability to make judgements.
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
  • To develop the ability to communicate non-verbally with the body
  • To improve observational skills, the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others’ work, and to use this knowledge and understanding to improve their own performance.
  • To understand that using the correct technique will improve accuracy and individual performance.
  • To be able to evaluate performance and act upon constructive criticism.

Spiritual, moral and cultural development:

  • To develop a positive attitude to themselves and others.
  • To experience a range of differing activities and realise that physical activity doesn’t have to be about winning a competition - doing your best is as important.
  • To be able to encourage others and give praise for their achievements so that when children perform they do not fear failure.
  • To treat your team, the opposition and the referee with respect.
  • To raise self-esteem through opportunities to celebrate sporting success.

All children will be given equal opportunity to experience a large range of sports and games during the school year. Gaining the chance to experience as many sports as possible is important as it creates positive memories which may lead to life-long involvement in sports/physical activity).