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Summerlea Community Primary School

Physical Education


At the end of their time at Summerlea School, our vision is for children to:

  • Have a secure understanding of the ABCs (agility, balance and co-ordination) and how these are fundamental within sport and physical activity.
  • Leave our school with a broad sporting knowledge, which they have obtained in curriculum lessons and extra-curricular settings. This will also include the specific skills required to be able to play sports.
  • Have the tools to begin to understand how engaging in Physical Education and Sport (PES) can benefit their mental and physical health as they develop throughout their lives.
  • Support pupils to develop resilience, confidence and independence and lead a healthy and active lifestyle, helping them to know how to keep physically and mentally healthy.

The rationale behind the intent follows a review of previous subject delivery, in line with the National Curriculum, providing us the platform to offer a deeper and varied/tailor made curriculum for our pupils. We have made it specific to our environment and have begun to incorporate our intra/inter school competitions, so that during our PES development we continue to achieve targets, which are reflected in the School Games Mark and Quality Start Award respectively.



Key Stage 1 Pupils should develop Fundamental Movement Skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and cooperative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Key Stage 2 Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Teachers create an environment that allows pupils to focus on learning. The teaching materials teachers select – in a way that does not create unnecessary workload for staff – reflect the school’s ambitious intentions for the course of study and clearly support the intent of a coherently planned curriculum, sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.

Through the embedding of knowledge and understanding around healthy living and lifestyles, children become equipped with skills and strategies to support their own mental health and well-being.



Children have a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle whilst being taught a range of skills across the curriculum to reach age-related expectations.

Children experience a range of sports through their PE lessons, developing confidence to compete against their peers, discussing the emotions related to winning or losing and how to behave in each situation.

Children also gain the social skills needed to work as a team and are able to self-critique their own performance using the correct vocabulary.

Pupils have increased opportunities to be physically active, through a wide range of physical and leadership opportunities.


To view our physical education curriculum, click here.