Physical Education (PE) Curriculum - Intent

At Carclaze Community Primary school we recognise the importance of physical education in all aspects of daily life. We explicitly teach the national curriculum to ensure that all children are provided with high quality PE and sport provision. In following the National Curriculum we ensure all children:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

In order to ensure both development and application of skills in sports, we follow the REAL PE programme of study. These skills are built on throughout each year, giving the children clear progression through 6 sport related cogs (Personal, Social, Cognitive, Creative, Physical and Health and Fitness).


Physical Education (PE) Curriculum - Implementation

P.E. is taught as an area of learning in its own right as well as integrated where possible with other curriculum areas. It is taught for two sessions per week, with one lesson having an explicit REAL PE focus and the other focusing on the application of these skills to sports and games through Arena planning. The different topics and sports are taught throughout different key stages with a focus on the progress of skills and application when taught in consecutive year groups.

In order to facilitate these lessons, we have a wide range of sporting equipment, including bats, balls, rackets, bibs, quoits and cones. We are very fortunate to have two large outdoor spaces for PE lessons (a large, marked playground with netball posts and a large, grassed playing field with football goals), as well as a sports hall.

Swimming is currently taught in years, 4, 5 and 6 over a course of 5 hourly sessions each year. All aspects of swimming, water safety and assessment are delivered and monitored by external swimming coaches.

Where possible, children take part in additional physical activity outside of the PE lesson with an aim of increasing their daily activity.

We teach lessons so that children:

  • Have fun and experience success in sport
  • Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development
  • Secure and build on a range of skills
  • Develop good sporting attitudes
  • Understand basic rules
  • Experience positive competition
  • Learn in a safe environment
  • Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active

We nurture the children with a talent for and interest in sport through a variety of sporting clubs, including netball, football, basketball, dodgeball, multi-skills club, badminton and many more. Additionally, the school has netball and football teams which take part in local league competitions. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) follows the ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance. PE is taught, shared and assessed through the specific areas of Physical Development (Gross and fine motor ) and Expressive Arts and Design (Being imaginative and Exploring and Using Media and Materials).

Physical Education (PE) Curriculum - Impact

Impact of the curriculum in Physical Education is monitored through:  

  • Learning Conversations – pupils are able to talk confidently about their learning in Physical Education to adults and to each other. 
  • Lesson visits 
  • Additional Assessment opportunities: 
    • self-assessment 
    • peer assessment 
    • group assessment 
    • targeted questioning