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PE & Sport


Physical education develops pupils' physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities.  It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action.  Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams.  It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.  Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities.  They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness.  Through this process pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.


The evaluation of learning takes place in a number of ways:

  • Assessment takes place throughout each lesson, using formative strategies such as asking challenging, in-depth questions; feedback through discussion; opportunities for children to evaluate and respond to performances and improve their work; and self-assessment and peer assessment.
  • Teachers frequently check children’s learning and use the ‘Depth of Learning wheel’ to annotate on so they can track progression through units of work.


After much research, we chose to use ‘Primary PE Planning’, which we felt was best placed to support the delivery of our Intent, and also provided high quality professional development for teachers.  As a school we also use part of our School Sports Funding to pay for access to the Purbeck Sports Hub, which provides weekly inter-school sports competitions for all ages and abilities and CPD training for staff.

  • All pupils are entitled to a progressive and comprehensive physical education programme which covers National Curriculum requirements and which takes account of individual interests and needs.
  • Pupils will have experience at least five components of the National Curriculum programmes of study, (athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, outdoor education and swimming) so that they have every opportunity to meet and exceed expected levels.
  • No pupils will be excluded from any physical education programme. Lessons will provide good quality experiences that are suitably challenging for all pupils.  Pupils will undertake different activities, but all pupils will be given the same opportunity to achieve the aims through an appropriate range of activities. 
  • Teachers will refer to the PPP schemes of work and to plan units of work around each core task to include assessment and development tasks. In addition, pupils regularly do a Daily Physical Activity (DPA) through our Stormbreak Mental Health for around 10 minutes a session.
  • Lessons will include warming-up exercises and stretches before the main tasks, and cooling down activities at the end when appropriate.
  • Swimming lessons will take place for Years 3/4 pupils and Year 6 top-up sessions.  This will be once a week for either a term or half-term for these pupils. 
  • Full use will be made of the field when conditions allow. Otherwise the playground, MUGA and new gym equipment will be utilised.