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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. 


At Welland primary School we aim to deliver a high-quality PE curriculum that develops children’s skills in sport and promotes the health and wellbeing of all of our children. 

All children at Welland Primary School receive two hours of active time a week.  Teachers access lesson plans and resources from the ‘Get set 4 PE’ 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 gives 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 practice 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. 


Alongside our PE curriculum, our school aim is to increase children’s daily physical activity. This is achieved through our school ‘Play leaders’ who offer activities and challenges for the children to take part in at play times.