Physical Education (PE) curriculum statement

Our school vision
The Lord says, ‘I will instruct you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye
on you.’ Psalm 32:8

We live our vision with three dynamics at the heart: Living, Learning & Flourishing together.
We live as role models and advocate good choices
We learn in all we do with a loving eye upon us
We flourish in the way we go, within school and into the world beyond
Our five Core Values are: Kindness – Koinonia – Compassion – Responsibility – Forgiveness
Through a positive, caring environment, we provide the opportunity for every child to reach
their full potential. We embrace Christian values and ensure all children are ready for their
next steps. This statement sets out how we do this in PE.
At Great Massingham and Harpley Primary Schools Federation, we believe the intent of the
Physical Education (PE) curriculum is to inspire all children to succeed and excel in competitive
sport and other physically-demanding activities. PE will provide opportunities for pupils to
become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to
compete in sport and other activities will be offered to all children in order to build character
and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. Through PE we aim to develop the
children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing
confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. We aim to ensure that the
children’s experience of PE is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy
lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.

We aim to ensure that all pupils LEARN to:
 develop their fundamental movement skills
 improve their agility, balance and coordination
 participate in PE games with increasing confidence
 developing their own speaking and listening skills
 acquire useful PE vocabulary and knowledge that will assist in future PE activities at KS3
and beyond
 develop an enthusiasm for fitness and understand the importance of good diet and
We are dedicated to ensure that children LIVE and embrace these concepts in an optimistic
way. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning,
and for each child to fulfil their potential.
It is of paramount importance that we seek to engage all of our children in the learning of PE
and that we support our children to FLOURISH in the next stages of their learning and future
lifestyle choices.
Each child receives 2 hours of curriculum time PE on a weekly basis which is carefully planned
and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. These sessions are
either delivered by specialist coaches (ICS Coaching) or class teachers during PE lessons. All
children attend swimming lessons at the Oasis Swimming Pool in Hunstanton for half a term
each year, where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently using a
range of strokes. All children attend Gymnastics lessons at Lynn Sport for half a term each
year. Wherever possible, meaningful links are made to other areas of the curriculum in terms
of children’s physical and mental wellbeing. The PE curriculum is enriched in a variety of ways,
including: focus on wellbeing and mindfulness, including the introduction of Yoga lessons and
breathing exercises. In addition to PE in curriculum time, we also strive to provide
opportunities for children to access extracurricular physical activity through clubs E.g.
Lunchtime PE Club, Football Club after school and Yoga Club.
We teach and offer lessons so that children:
 Have fun and experience success in sport
 Participate in PE 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

We will know our PE Curriculum is having the desired impact on our children when pupils:
 can talk enthusiastically about their PE lessons
 articulate the key vocabulary and use it appropriately in the PE context
 apply rules to games
 explain the benefits of exercise
 improve and develop their fundamental movement skills and extend their agility, balance
and coordination
 engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities through sports, games, dance
and gymnastics.
 apply a broader range of skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching.
 incorporate skills in competitive games, performances using movement and patterns
 evaluate their own and others’ work or skills.
 communicate and collaborate with each other and develop understanding of how to
improve physical activities
 celebrate own successes and that of others
Summative and formative assessment in PE is carried out by class teachers and the ICS coach
informally during the course of teaching through observation. All children receive a broad and
balanced PE curriculum regardless of year group or ability. Every child will access all of the key
areas of the subject on offer at our school. PE is planned with a clear progression of skills and
knowledge. This ensures that all children access it at an age-appropriate level.
As well as our regular PE lessons, we hold daily opportunities for physical activity such as The
Daily Mile and playground games at lunchtimes. In Summer we celebrate PE with parents during
Sports Day. Children in Y4, Y5 and Y6 sometimes have the opportunity to take part in Sporting
events and competitions throughout the school year hosted by Wisbech Grammar School.