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Physical Education

Curriculum Intent and Implementation 

Physical Education


The national curriculum for modern physical education (PE) aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.


All children at Welland Primary School receive two hours of PE lessons a week.  Teachers design their own lessons by appropriating lesson plans and resources from the Rising Stars Champions Scheme.  The children experience swimming lessons in key stage two as well as a variety of one day and residential outdoor and adventure opportunities.  All PE lessons and experiences are complemented by a wide range of after school sports opportunities including: netball, football, gymnastics, rounders and cricket.


Our lesson give children the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE. The children develop the willingness to practise skills in a wide 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. Teachers aspire for their pupils to reach high levels of physical fitness and teach the key tenets of a healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly. Children are given the opportunity to develop their ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being. All children work to develop the ability to 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. The teachers encourage exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.  All staff model and inspire a keen interest in PE and a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson. The children increasingly show highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.  Welland Primary School are committed to teach all children the ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.


Our threshold concept for PE is:

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle: This concept involves learning a range of physical movements and sporting techniques.


In PE lessons


You will see:

Children engaged and excited by physical education

Children collaborating to improve their performance

Children enjoying a range of activities.

Children being challenged and making progress

Children using their growing skills to notice their improvements, make strategic decisions or beat their personal bests.


You will hear:

Children supporting and encouraging each other

Children testing and evaluating strategies, movements and tactical approaches

Children out of breath, tested and stretched


You will feel:

A climate where mistakes are valued and part of the deepening our understanding

That children are growing in confidence when trying out new activities or ideas

That children are proud to represent their group, class and school in various sporting activities

The Structure of Rising Stars Champions