Physical Education

Learning Intention

“Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) - the unsung heroes, teaching lessons beyond textbooks. They're the heartbeat of a school for many, instilling passion, teamwork, and the pursuit of personal bests; they're about igniting the spirit, cultivating resilience, and sculpting character. Beyond the fields and pitches in school, they carve pathways to holistic growth, fostering resilient minds, healthy bodies, and friendships that withstand the test of time.” 

Vision and Aims

Our vision is to inspire EVERY child to be passionate about Physical Education and Sport, while bringing PE and Sports to the heart of our school. 


  • To equip EVERY child with the key physical and social skills that can be facilitated through PE and sport.

  • To enable EVERY child to progress with confidence and competence in PE and sport - throughout their school journey and beyond.

  • To maintain EVERY child's passion and motivation in PESSPA through the Foundation 5 streamed PE groups and whole school streamed Sports Day Events.
  • To embed key sporting values that can be applied positively in everyday life.

  • To inspire children to live a healthy and active lifestyle into adulthood

  • To inspire our children to highlight pathways into sport in the local community and beyond.

  • To develop the physical and mental wellbeing of every child and ensure it is central to their physical education journey

We aim to develop our pupils’ key fundamental movement skills ensuring they are motor competent in Physical Education. Children of all abilities will have access to Quality First Teaching of PE in order to achieve their full potential and become physically confident. Our lessons aim to be inclusive for all, in a fun and safe environment. We aim to give the children a lifelong love and passion for Physical Activity and Sport. 

Our curriculum map parallels the opportunities available in the local and surrounding communities - further preparing them to feel competent and confident enough to continue their learning and physical activity outside school and into adulthood. Our Foundation 5 P.E lessons are coordinated in a way to keep all learners engaged and motivated in addition to enabling the high achievers to further develop their skills


The National Curriculum:

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 co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Pupils should be taught to:

• master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

• participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

• perform dances using simple movement patterns.

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.
Pupils should be taught to:

• use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

• play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

• develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]

• perform dances using a range of movement patterns

• take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

• compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

To support the delivery of the Physical Education  National Curriculum requirements at Adswood Primary School we use a subject specific app to support our planning called Primary PE Planning which enables teachers to deliver a comprehensive range of lessons which provide active, challenging and progressive content.

At Adswood Primary we have recently introduced PE E-Books which supports our staff in evidencing the progression of skills being learny by our children, capturing video and picture evidence and also enabling children to share pupil voice about what they have enjoyed, how things can be further improved and to share the skills they have progressed through on their PESSPA journey.

For the children the app supports the delivery of a broad, balanced and high quality curriculum. This should lead to more children becoming genuinely physically literate with transferable skills to support their future development. 

Adswood Primary also provide expert coaches that support in the delivery of PE and after school sporting clubs. This year Ben and Adam have delivered outstanding experiences for the children which have seen excellent progress in the specific sports/activities. 



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Home Learning - Useful Apps/Wesbites

Youtube is a fantastic free resource for lots of home workouts/exercises/challenges, here are some other apps/websites you can use.

J & J Official 7 Minute Workout (Available on iOS and Android)

GoNoodle Kids  (Available on iOS and Android)
Daily Workouts  (Available on iOS and Android)
Down Dog  (Available on iOS and Android)

Files to Download

Ofsted Good Provider
Stonewall School Champions Logo
Healthy Schools Logo