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Physical Education

We strive to ensure that pupils develop a range of skills through a variety of activities. They are encouraged to participate in physical activity and to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The curriculum aims to provide pupils with the opportunities to:

The above opportunities are developed within six main areas: social, physical, cognitive, creative, personal, health and fitness.


PE Leader Responsibilities


  • registers
  • data monitoring and analysis
  • intervention
  • schemes of work
  • standardisation
  • rewards and sanctions
  • equipment and lesson set up
  • AGT programme



  • multi-skills
  • health related fitness
  • swimming
  • cross country
  • netball
  • football
  • tag rugby
  • hockey
  • gymnastics
  • dance
  • OAA / forest school
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • rounders
  • cricket
  • athletics
  • dodgeball

National School Sports Week

  • Sports Day
  • Inter – house competitions
  • Sports / forest school tasters / whole school events


Sports Achievements and Information


  • PE noticeboard
  • achieving the School Games Mark award (currently Silver)
  • information onto school website
  • community links information
  • information via social media
  • photo / video evidence


  • PE kit
  • Budget
  • Interhouse events
  • Playground play & equipment at break and lunchtimes
  • Sports Leadership opportunities


SSCo cluster and School Games programme

  • competition programme (tournaments and festivals)
  • cluster relations (Amesbury Archer, Christ the King, Shrewton, Woodford Valley, Newton Tony and Kings Gate from Sept ’19))
  • up to date Schools Games information, competitions and initiatives


Overview of sports and activities covered in PE



They are the foundation movements or patterns to the more specialised, complex skills used in games, sports, dance and all physical recreation activities. These are taught to EFYS & KS1.

  • Fundamental movement - agility, balance and coordination
  • Fundamental skills - kicking, throwing, jumping, running, catching, striking, etc.

Areas which will be developed:

  • body management - balance and coordination
  • locomotor skills - movement patterns, running techniques
  • object control skills - limb and eye coordination, hand and eye coordination



Invasion Games are team games which are played on a pitch or a court. They include netball, basketball, football, tag rugby, hockey.

Skills which will be developed:

  • passing and receiving
  • timing and decision making
  • ball control
  • rules / tactics


Striking / Fielding Games are played in teams on a pitch. They include rounders and cricket.

Skills which will be developed:

  • throwing and catching
  • ground fielding
  • rules / tactics


Net / Wall Games are played in pairs or as a team and are played on a court. They include tennis, volleyball and badminton.

Skills which will be developed:

  • forehand strokes
  • backhand strokes
  • volley / drop shots
  • rules / tactics



These lessons allow pupils to work with a partner or as part as a group to develop their movement vocabulary. They will choreograph a final routine that will be performed in front of an audience (their class). They will have an opportunity to discover and experiment with a range of dance styles and forms.

Skills which will be developed:

  • 6 actions within dance
  • body shapes
  • general space
  • levels /space
  • pairs / group work



These lessons allow pupils to work on control and coordination of movement and balance. Pupils will have the opportunity to link movements together and into sequences or routines, on the floor and on apparatus.

Skills which will be developed:

  • sequence work



In track and field lessons they will experience running over short, middle and long distances, jumping and throwing. They will have the opportunity to work alongside an award scheme.

Skills which will be developed:

  • middle distance
  • safety and rules



As with national guidance for all schools, the aim is for all pupils to swim 25m by the time they leave primary school. Where possible pupils will be offered swimming lessons which will take place at Durrington Leisure Centre.

Skills which will be developed:

  • front crawl
  • back crawl
  • personal survival & life saving