BerkswichCE Primary School

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Our PE Curriculum Intention

The intent of the physical education curriculum

Our physical education curriculum is shaped by our whole school vision and curriculum intent. Our school values are seen throughout our physical education curriculum. At Berkswich CE children work inclusively within their physical education lessons, enabling all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish and excel - to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. All children will develop a life-long delight and involvement in physical activity and develop healthy lifestyles. Children demonstrate perseverance when learning a wide variety of sports and physical skills. When learning a new sport or skill they are responsible, resourceful and seek strategies to overcome barriers and challenges, relishing these on the way to success as part of the learning process. Children learn how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team; understand fairness and equality of play. Children take part in both intra-school and inter-school competitions throughout the year, demonstrating high levels of respect and compassion for themselves and their competitors.


At Berkswich CE Primary, we value physical education because we know the importance of giving the children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. Physical education develops the children’s practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle. Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a wide breadth of learning and have, by the end of each key stage, long-term memory of an ambitious body of fundamental movement knowledge and the semantic knowledge of tactics and strategy, leadership, personal and social and vocabulary.


Our curriculum has wide breadth and clear progression of interconnected knowledge and skills. It is ambitious for all groups, including SEND. Greater depth opportunities are available for every learner to reflect our high expectations, provide them with competition and encourage them to participate in sport at a higher level. It is designed to increase each child’s self-confidence and aspirations, recognising the way in which physical activity can play an important role in the personal development of each child. Learning at Berkswich CE aims to inspire and motivate children to continue with a life-long delight and involvement in physical activity and develop healthy lifestyles.


As children progress, our intent is that the curriculum provides all children with opportunities to become physically confident and resilient in ways which supports their health and fitness. We provide an engaging, strenuous, challenging and diverse physical education for all children. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices. We strive to deliver a high quality physical curriculum that inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.


We aim to develop pupil’s physical literacy whilst enhancing their enjoyment and knowledge of the subject, alongside teaching children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understand fairness and equality of play to embed life-long values.


This policy outlines what pupils will be taught during PE lessons and how they are expected to behave, as well as the measures taken in order to ensure the health and safety of pupils, including role-specific responsibilities.