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Physical Education


Woodston Primary School

Vision and Aims for PE, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA)

Here at Woodston Primary School our Vision is to provide the highest quality, healthy PESSPA for all of our children of all abilities. 



We aim to ensure the following outcomes for our children:

  • Children who are physically active for sustained periods of time and who understand that PE, Sport and Physical Activity are an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Children who develop confidence and a love of movement through physical literacy and fundamental movement skills
  • Children who develop skills, knowledge and understanding of all aspects of National Curriculum PE 
  • Children who develop personal qualities and social and thinking skills through healthy, physical activity
  • Children who develop leadership and team-building skills and a sense of fair play and sportsmanship through healthy competition



Our PE Curriculum


At Woodston Primary School we have a strong focus on providing children of all abilities with a broad, balanced, ambitious Physical Education curriculum and as such have developed a co-herent curriculum Map with related Schemes of Work. 

In line with the National Curriculum for PE, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Our curriculum also provides all children with opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which builds character and helps to embed values such as fairness and respect.



P.E. is timetabled twice a week for every class within school giving children the chance to keep healthy and enjoy physical activity and sport. Staff have engaged with professional development and new resources to enhance teaching and learning in the delivery of our planned curriculum.

We also offer swimming on site and at the regional pool. This gives children of all abilities the great opportunity to experience swimming, with additional Top-Up sessions, and helps us to achieve the national Year 6 Swimming and Water-Safety Targets. 



We regularly monitor and assess the impact of our PE Curriculum in terms of national End of Year Age-Related Expectations for all four key aspects of National Curriculum PE. To do this our staff have had training on, and use, the PE MAPs (PE Measures of Attainment & Progress) Assessment Resource from Allison Consultancy.




At Woodston Primary School we have introduced and developed a wide range of additional, inclusive competitive sports opportunities for children of all abilities both within and beyond the PE curriculum. These include:


  • The Inclusive PE Curriculum Inter-House Competition Programme
  • Young Leader (YL) led ‘OWN Inter-Academy Competition Days’
  • Inter-Academy Competitions
  • Mini-League Football



The PE and Sport Premium

The Government is providing schools and academies with children of primary age annual funding to enhance the quality of PESSPA provision.

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

·       the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school

·       the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

·       increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

·       broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

·       increased participation in competitive sport

We will use our PE and Sport Premium funding strategically to not only see improvements across the above key indicators, but to also support us to achieve our Vision and Aims. We will also ensure that our funding is used to make additional and sustainable improvements to our PESSPA provision for all of our children.