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.​

PE at Wickhambrook is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy lifestyles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may once have felt too difficult. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.

 It is also important that our children 'learn to lead' and therefore we offer all of our children the opportunity to lead activities in their school life. Leadership gives children the understanding of what it is like to have responsibility, to show respect for rules and brings the added challenge of organisation, communication and teamwork.

We hope that all these opportunities will help our children to develop into well-rounded and balanced individuals all set for life's challenges.

PE at Wickhambrook:

PE at Wickhambrook is taught by a combination of class teachers, PE specialists and qualified sports coaches. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise throughout the day during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events.

At Wickhambrook the PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of sports experiences during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports. Through our provision children can aim to flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for.

Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation.

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.

Children gain experience of a variety of fundamental skills. This has a focus on agility, balance, co-ordination and fitness.

Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age. During KS2 children will have a series of structured swimming sessions.





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.