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Physically educated persons are those who have learned to arrange their lives in such a way that the habitual physical activities they freely engage in make a distinctive contribution to their wider flourishing' (James MacAllister).


“Physical Literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.” (Whitehead, 2016).

Physical Education at Wintringham Primary Academy


PE develops the pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities for sustained periods of time. We provide the broad and balanced programme of physical education we believe every child should have; with activities designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. Pupils need to be given the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and activities and understand the importance of teamwork. Through providing positive experiences, a lifelong interest in physical activity is encouraged, as well as promoting positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.


At Wintringham, we aim 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.



For Key Stage 1, pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Teachers should aim for pupils to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities and/or sports.
  • participate in team games, developing basic tactics for attacking and defending.
  • be taught how to perform dances using simple movement patterns.


For Key Stage 2, pupils 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 begin to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. Pupils should be exposed to a variety of sports such as:

  • Invasion games: football, tag rugby, hockey and netball
  • Net/wall games: tennis and badminton
  • Striking and fielding: cricket and rounders


Pupil Assessment

Assessment of pupil progress is on-going by the class teacher/PE specialist and is part of formative assessment. For each lesson, the teacher will have a marking sheet. This will involve:

  • Lesson objective
  • Module (e.g. Games/Gymnastics)
  • Children who need praise/Good work
  • Children who need support
  • Any misconceptions/next level progressions
  • Values taught and children who displayed these values (e.g. respect)
  • Additional information


This will inform the teacher of what needs to be taught next lesson. This also allows teachers, who have had a PE specialist teach their lesson, to see how well their children have done and who they need to focus on in the next PE lesson.

Teachers are required to carry out summative assessments at the end of each term, where they will assess children’s physical development alongside the PE objectives and update this information onto Arbor.

Physical Education National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2

Physical Education Long Term Plan 2021/2022