Physical Education 

The teaching of Physical Education  

The teaching of Physical Education (PE) in Stranton Primary School fits in with our rationale and aims for our whole school curriculum:

They include ensuring that the curriculum:

  • Has the needs of the children at the heart of everything we do
  • Is based on a strong foundation of oracy
  • Meets the needs of our local community
  • Is full of exciting, enriching and enjoyable learning experiences
  • Provides opportunities for our children, staff and parents to all learn together.
  • Positively improves academic outcomes
  • Prepares our children to become positive role models in and effective contributors to Society
  • Gives our pupils the chance to become the very best versions of themselves.

Or in short, a curriculum which provides only the very best education, opportunities and experiences for all of our pupils.

Vision for PE

The aim of PE teaching, here at Stranton Primary School is to inspire and engage children’s interests in sport whilst developing a personal interest in physical well-being and healthy lifestyles.  We want our children to run faster, jump higher and be the best they can be in a sport of their choice.

We will ensure as a school we will:

  • 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.
  • Develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
  • Develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body, and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising.
  • Develop the ability to work as a team player, taking the lead and learning to work collaboratively with others.
  • Promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being.

Teaching of PE

PE is taught as part of our ‘Topic based’ foundation Curriculum. Objectives are progressive and sequential; teaching children an array of skills that will help them develop their skills in a range of sporting areas.

Topics are taught termly, with PE objectives fully embedded within each area. The objectives being taught in each year group can be found below.

The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE lessons, including:

  • Whole class sessions delivered by teachers.
  • Whole class sessions delivered by PE ‘specialist’ coaches.
  • Out of school Hours group sessions covering a variety of sports
  • Small group teaching – focused at preparing children for competitive / non-competitive sporting fixtures and events.

We recognise the fact that we have children of differing ability in all our classes, and so we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. We achieve this through a range of strategies, which are differentiated by task, expected outcome and/or support from peers or adults.

Recording of PE

Where the curriculum allows (, end pieces of work will be showcased in whole school exhibitions to fellow pupils and parents.

Assessment of PE

Our school uses ‘Progress in PE’, which is a complete PE planning and assessment programme. Assessment sheets are completed by teachers or TAs observing lessons and are collected by the PE lead. Data can then be produced regarding the competency of children in PE in each class and compared to Age Related Expectations.

Monitoring of PE

Monitoring takes place regularly through sampling children’s work, lesson observations and through talking to the children – ensuring they enjoy each subject and can recall key knowledge of what they have been taught.

PE Objectives by Year Group