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Preshute Primary School

Physical Education


The national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils: develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activitiesare physically active for sustained periods of timeengage in competitive sports and activities

Our Physical Education curriculum aims to inspire all children to participate, succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities as well as competitive sport. Physical Education will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to take part in festivals or competitions will be offered embed values such as fairness, respect, teamwork and other sporting attitudes

Through Physical Education 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 highlight the important impact being active has on health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential.

We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.



 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 or class teachers during PE lessons.

We are currently offering ‘catch-up’ swimming sessions at Marlborough Leisure Centre for children in Year 5 and 6, who have missed out on swimming sessions due to Covid-19, where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m. Then we will resume our usual schedule of each KS2 class receiving a block of swimming each academic year.

In addition to PE in curriculum time, we also strive to provide opportunities for children to access extracurricular physical activity through a wide range of sporting and active clubs.
at both KS1 and KS2 but is embedded further throughout the school day, utilising the children’s language development and allowing for further opportunities to develop language skills across the whole curriculum.

As well as our regular PE lessons, we hold daily opportunities for physical activity such as The Daily Mile and playground games at lunchtime, supported by external providers such as Soccer Excellence and The Sports Project.


Each year, we hold a Sports Week offering opportunities for children to try new activities or sports to develop a love of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

We participate in cluster festivals and competitions, some of which are qualifiers for School Games Competitions.

 Curriculum Overview 

Knowledge and skills progressions


 All children receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum regardless of year group or ability. Teachers plan PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge that we have devised as part of our curriculum offer to ensure that all children access it at an age-appropriate level.

We have dedicated Sports Leaders who will also promote physical activity and organise activities on the playground.