Physical Education

Long Term Plan


Physical education - Intent, Implementation and Impact 

The benefits of exercise extend far beyond improving strength or fitness.  When we exercise, we also improve our mood, our sleep quality and our attitude.  By encouraging children to invest in their bodies through physical activity, a healthy diet and an awareness of their mental wellbeing, we are laying the foundations which will stand strong and last into a healthy and productive adulthood. 


It is our intent for the Physical Education curriculum to inspire all children to enjoy, succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities, fully embracing our core values of Resilience and Being Proud. We will provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We aim to increase levels of participation in physical education and sport through a variety of innovative lessons, extra-curricular clubs, enrichment opportunities and whole-school sporting events. 

We strive for all children to have a love of sport and every child lives a healthy and active lifestyle. 

In Key Stage 1, the children will become increasingly confident and competent in the fundamental skills of agility, balance, speed and co-ordination, both individually and collaboratively.

In Key Stage 2, the children will have the opportunity to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences in movement.

In addition to this Key stage 2 will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently. Through additional funding for Sports Premium, the school will continue to enter as many events/competitions as possible, including accessibility events for children with physical needs.  


Our PE curriculum is designed to allow all children at Shotley Primary School to achieve their full potential and be fully inclusive, we use Complete PE to offer a broad range of lessons, allowing progression through each year group and key stage. Based upon the interests of the children, world-wide events and feedback from pupil and staff perceptions, the sports learnt may be altered.  


Once a unit has come to an end either our class teachers or sports coach will assess the children against the objectives for the lessons taught in each sport, this data then supports our planning of PE. With the help of sports funding we are able to have a wide range of resources in PE and staff have regular access to CPD provided by the trust to enhance our teaching of the PE curriculum. All of this results in the children having multiple sporting opportunities throughout the year, attending regular competitions and events and being exposed to a wide range of sports each academic year. 

Sports clubs and activities 

We offer a range of extra-curricular sports clubs after school, these sports often rotate and include football, dodgeball, rounders, fencing and more. All of these clubs are taught by our sports coach Miss Hazelton - Please contact the office for more information. 

Each year, all children across the school participate in a School Sports Day. Children take part in a variety of field activities and track races suitable for their age group. The children come together in their 'School Houses' to compete and gain points for their house. Each year, the winning house is awarded with the House Trophy, based the results from the Sports Day.

PE and Sport funding 

This has been allocated to all primary schools in England to improve the provision of PE and sport in school.

The money must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport and encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. For full details of how the PE and Sports Funding is allocated in school, please find this by following the following links.