Purpose and aims

Purpose To educate pupils in the knowledge of the body and physical activities; the skill to use their body efficiently and effectively; the understanding of how their body moves and the importance of a healthy and fit lifestyle. To promote a positive attitude towards health and fitness.To provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Aims To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities To provide opportunities for children to be physically active for sustained periods of time To engage in competitive sports and activitiesTo encourage children to lead healthy, active lives.To swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres


Our curriculum is categorised in two ways: Breadth – which gives pupils experiences to explore a range of physical activities and sports.Depth- opportunities to develop what they have learnt into competitive sport and other activities. Whilst coverage is our goal for the breadth elements, repetition and increasing understanding is our goal for the ‘depth’ elements.  Our curriculum drivers – reflection, initiative, diversity – shape our teaching of PE so that every opportunity is taken to relate PE to the needs of our pupils.  PE is studied throughout the academic year and across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 so that pupils gain a growing development understanding of the overarching skills in the PE curriculum, developing the right character and values along the way.    A number of sports clubs will be run throughout the year.

Progression and Assessment

Our curriculum follows a progression of skills, which mirror the aims of the subject.  We set out our expectations around each skill relating to Basic skills, Mastery of skills and applying skills at greater depth.  It is expected the vast majority of pupils will have a secure understanding of the processes in PE and be working at a Mastery level.  Some children will have a deeper understanding and will be working at Greater Depth. Assessment We assess pupils’ depth of understanding every 2 terms (Term 2, 4 & 6) and use this as a judgement as to whether pupils are on track to meet our curriculum expectations.

Monitoring, evaluation and improvement

The role of the leader in monitoring pupil outcomes is to audit teachers’ judgements.  This is done collectively in staff meetings and then collated by the leader.  The leader then works collectively with teachers to examine the strengths and limitations in provision to diagnose why the outcomes are as they are.  The leader then creates action plans to improve achievement.  The leader keeps track of the improvements they have secured over time to understand how effective he or she is as a leader. 

PE Progression of Knowledge and Skills Document Download