Physical Education (PE)

Athletics are great.  But physical education is for everyone, to help them learn about themselves, learn about their bodies, learn ways to become physically active, but not necessarily to compete.    George Graham



We aim to inspire all children through PE and for each child to reach their full potential. We want to ensure that through encouragement and motivation, every child’s experience of PE is a positive one. Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. We aim to ensure all children understand that PE helps to support their health, well-being and fitness. We aim to offer all children the chance to compete in sport and other physical activities, and support them to exceed and excel. Through PE, we aim to teach the children the values of respect, good sportsmanship, fairness, teamwork, honesty, and determination.

 We aim to:

  • Enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination;
  • Encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
  • Develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities:
  • Increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;
  • Teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
  • Develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
  • Develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.


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PE key objectives

PE skills progression map