Physical Education or PE holds high value in our school as part of acquiring positive attitudes and traits and in developing skills and competence.

Through the range of experiences (lessons, clubs and competitive opportunities) that our PE curriculum offers, our aim is for children to:

  • develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully;
  • think about what they are doing,  analyse the situation and make decisions when they are performing;
  • reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve upon them;
  • develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles;
  • make informed choices about lifelong physical activity through discovering what they like to, what their aptitudes are at school;
  • develop personally and socially by working in PE as individuals, in groups and in teams;
  • take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating;
  • learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.

Our aims are to:

  • encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for all children;
  • nurture sportpersonship in all aspects of competition;
  • widen each child’s sporting experience and enjoyment;
  • create a passion for active recreation and sport;
  • assist children in reaching their physical potential in a variety of sporting environments.


We are fortunate to have purpose built facilities of a large sports hall and extensive grounds, including a MUGA and a 4G pitch. PE is taught as a discrete subject, in line with the expectations of the National Curriculum 2014.

We use The PE Hub planning to support our delivery of high quality PE sessions. Teachers and specialist Sports Coaches deliver our PE curriculum.

This covers the National Curriculum expectations in the following way:

1/ Physically competent, physically active

  • A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in
    competitive sport…
  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
    Pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time

2/ Tactics & strategies, decision maker, creative and competitive

  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Become physically confident
  • Know, apply and understand …. matters, skills and processes

3/ I can, I want to, I will

  • Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed
    values such as fairness and respect
  • Lead healthy, active lives

We have a curriculum overview:

GPVPA PE Curriculum Overview v2

Here are examples of our leader led school level key knowledge and vocabulary overviews for units from Year 1 Spring 2 term:

Subject- Key Knowledge and Vocabulary per unit Y1 PE Spring 2 ADS Unit 1

Subject- Key Knowledge and Vocabulary per unit Y1 PE Spring 2 G Unit 2

We use linked PE hub knowledge organisers- available in school due to copyright. 

Wider sports provision:

We work with a local sports company to deliver lunchtime and after school sports provision.

More about The PE Hub:

Staff use The PE Hub which is a complete PE resource packed with lesson plans, videos, music, printable resources, and assessment tools that staff use to meet Ofsted requirements and make PE more fun and rewarding for pupils.

The PE Hub supports us to deliver high-quality lessons by harnessing pupils’ natural enthusiasm for PE. We provide challenge and have high expectations with clear success criteria that help keep pupils on track.

The PE Hub has a huge range of progressive content for our teachers to use to design their curriculum. Building on a foundation of physical literacy in Reception, at KS1 children learn fundamental movement skills that prepares them for modified games at KS2. In addition to games activities, each year group has access to outdoor and adventurous activities and two units of gymnastics and dance; ensuring children’s learning is broad and balanced.

Example Unit:

Example lesson plan: