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Physical Education

Welcome to PE at Palmarsh! 



'Physical Education develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence and their ability to use these to perform in a range of activities. It promotes skillfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical Education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, cooperative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles.

Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.'

(National Curriculum for England and Wales; Physical Education.)



AIM: Through PE, we aim to improve children’s physical, mental and social development across a variety of different sports and physical activities.


“Work the body, work the mind”


At Palmarsh we aim to, through a range of sports, completions and activities run by teachers and PE specialists;

  • To promote a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle that ensures pupils become active for life by developing a positive attitude and interest in a range of physical activities provided through a varied, lively and engaging PE curriculum.
  • To contribute to the physical development of every child developing ‘physical literacy’ through skill based activities.
  • To develop the self-esteem and confidence of all pupils and support the development of collaborative work and leadership skills.
  • To promote cognitive development and thinking skills.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to be competitive with themselves and their peers.
  • To be aware of the benefits of physical activity within a healthy lifestyle.
  • To identify, support and develop talent.
  • Teaching and Learning in Physical Education
  • PE is taught in line with the Scheme of work usually by the class teacher.
  • Teachers plan lessons using a variety of resources to meet the requirements of the Curriculum 2014.
  • Teachers use a range of teaching styles to meet the needs of pupils and ensure pupils are active, engaged and making progress.
  • Pupils may work independently, in pairs or groups during lessons.
  • Lessons are inclusive and planned to ensure all pupils can access the learning. Activities differentiated using STEP (Space, Time, Equipment, People)
  • Culture of personal best is developed throughout to allow pupils the challenge of competing against themselves as well as opportunities to compete with peers.
  • Activities are planned to ensure maximum involvement.
  • Progress in PE will be assessed through observation and reference made in the annual report to parents.
  • Teachers track and monitor PE progression in line with the national curriculum.
  • Assemblies at the beginning of each term to promote new sport and key skills that will be promoted from this sport.
  • Provide year based language/key words for new sport.


Year 5