Physical Education

'Physical Education makes every child stronger and every life longer'

We believe that Physical Education is the perfect vehicle through which to develop the crucial skills and attributes required for the modern world.  Our aim is for children to successfully develop physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety; and to develop their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Our curriculum is designed so that children become more expert as they progress through the school.  As they do this, they accumulate and connect both substantive and disciplinary PE knowledge.

In our school, we have chosen to build children's substantive subject knowledge and explicit vocabulary through games, athletics, dance, gymnastics, outdoor adventurous and swimming.

Hands, Head and Heart: We have adopted three conceptually distinctive but functionally connected pillars of progression (identified by the Association for Physical Education) that develop competence to participate, that PE can be realistically accountable for to meet the aims of the National Curriculum.  These are:

  • Hands: Motor competence
  • Head: Rules, strategies and tactics
  • Heart: Healthy participation

Our PE curriculum is based on Complete PE, schemes of work developed with Tigers Trust and School Games.

Children are taught regularly by PE coaches (Tigers Trust) and staff members from foundation to year 6. The curriculum is further enhanced by participation in numerous sporting tournaments with other schools in the academy trust and with Tigers Trust. Our PE lessons provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of different sporting activities and is supplemented with a range of extra-curricular clubs including girls and boys football and netball.

As an Active School, we aim to ensure that children participate in active lessons outside of PE as much as possible, this involves incorporating moments within lessons where the children can be active. As well as regular PE lessons we also incorporate the daily mile either in a morning or afternoon to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.

Maybury Primary Physical Education Curriculum 2023-24