PE Statement of Intent 

At Wickhambrook Primary School, we believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities. We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well-being. This, we believe, includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation and the development of expertise. P.E. is also recognised as having links to many other areas of learning that allow children to develop skills across the curriculum, such as PSHE, Mathematics and Problem Solving, English and Science.​​

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.​​

  • The national curriculum for physical education 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​​

In KS1 pupils will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and have access  to 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.​​

In KS2 pupils will 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.​​

Progression of skills across a range of sports is evident as the children move through their years at Wickhambrook. Where possible children will have their curriculum enriched with specialist sports, such as golf, fencing and archery and have access to opportunities whereby they can use the skills they have learnt in their curriculum lessons against others teams from outside the school environment.​​





Individual activities that provide opportunities for self reflection, awareness and challenge.

Following the rules of games.

Exploring the notion of fair play.

Exploring how cultures from all over the world come together through sport.

Exploring the sports and traditions of cultures around the world.

Activities involving cooperation, teamwork, competition, rules, self-discipline and fair play.