Petts Hill Primary School

Petts Hill
Primary School

Physical Education

 Our ambition for every learner:

At Petts Hill Primary we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and can flourish in a range of different physical activities.

The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop children who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance;
  • Have and maintain high levels physical fitness;
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly;
  • Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
  • Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography;
  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performance;
  • Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;
  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;
  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 5 and know how to remain safe in and around water.

What we do to achieve these ambitions:   

At Petts Hill, PE is split into three categories:

  • Real PE
  • Real Gym
  • Outdoor Games

The curriculum is planned as part of our bespoke curriculum for our school community. At Petts Hill:

  • Children participate in three high quality PE lessons and sporting activities; providing challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure
  • PE programmes incorporate a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses;
  • We provide opportunities for all children in Key Stage 2 to engage in extra-curricular activities, during and after school, in addition children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed.
  • All classes participate in the “Daily Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day
  • We offer an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
  • When teaching Outdoor Games, we plan suitable, seasonal sports which encourage our children to development their skills, improve their teamwork, communication and gain a sense of achievement from their performances.
  • Both Real PE and Real Gym, the teachers use Create Development’s online program ‘Jasmine’. This provides a learning aid which children can interact and learn with and ensure continuous development and improvement amongst our children. Through this, teachers teach exciting, varying PE lessons whilst focusing on a particular development area they feel the children need. These development areas include:
    • Personal
    • Cognitive
    • Social
    • Health & Fitness
    • Creative
    • Physical

How we measure our success: 

Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: 

  • Regular verbal feedback is given within lessons to praise and ensure children are apply the correct technique;
  • Children monitor the progression of their fundamental movement skills such as: Running, Throwing, Catching, Jumping, Co-Ordination and Balance
  • Activity Challenges completed at the end of each term, which allows teachers to monitor the progression of children and tailor future PE lessons to better suit children’s needs
  • Pupil discussions used at the end of lessons to reflect on learning including successes and areas of improvement.

For more information on the programmes of study for PE click below:

Programmes of Study PE