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Physical Education Curriculum at Abbotts Ann CofE Primary School




At Abbotts Ann CofE Primary, we aim to develop a love of sport and physical activity in all children and inspire them to become lifelong active people when they leave our school. We want all children to develop and improve the fundamental skills needed to improve their physical activity: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.

Our PE curriculum is designed to provide every pupil with high quality PE and sport provision so that all children succeed and achieve their full potential.

We think it is a fundamental part of their Physical Education, to partake in healthy competition against either themselves (personal best) or other children. We also want children to learn the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle and the role that physical activity plays in achieving this through developing life skills such as team work, independence and resilience. We hope our core values of courage and compassion are demonstrated at times in their PE lessons. We ensure children have the opportunity to be courageous in their abilities and challenge themselves when finding something difficult. We also aim to promote a positive attitude towards competition; one that challenges pupils, whilst promoting sportsmanship and enabling opportunities for children to demonstrate their compassion when their peers may be finding something challenging.


“PE is amazing! I enjoy the contact sports” Jack- year 4




At Abbotts Ann CofE Primary School our children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities arranged through teaching by skilled teachers and quality specialist coaches who attend school to deliver coaching sessions to both our children and our staff. Children in Key Stage 2 also access swimming lessons to ensure they meet the minimum requirement at the end of KS2.


Our curriculum is further enriched through children taking part in PE events and competitions, which take place in a host of different locations around our area, against rural and town schools with differing sizes.


Children’s skills, abilities and talents are enriched by providing opportunities to showcase the talents of those who are Gifted and Talented, and build up the skills of our disadvantaged pupils, who may otherwise not have such opportunities.

Children have access to after school sports clubs which are led by specialist coaches. We also promote competitive sport and have a number of teams who compete locally throughout the year which gives the children an opportunity to develop their communication and team working skills.

During our Summer Term each year, we hold a Sports Day where families and carers are invited to share and celebrate the success of our children and their talents in sport. Children complete a range of activities both competitively and non-competitively.

Furthermore, every other year we take a group of Upper Key Stage 2 children on a week-long residential. The aim of this week is to encourage an active, outdoor lifestyle and provide experiences that otherwise children may not have the opportunity to do. In doing this, we encourage independence and allow children to recognise and flourish in areas outside of the classroom, ensuring children develop the independence they will need as they transition into KS3.

“I love PE with Mr Dean as he makes it fun.” Year 3



By the end of KS2 children will have:

  • A love of sport and physical activity both in and out of school, which will continue into later life
  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE. 
  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance. 
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, evaluating what needs to be done to improve, motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others. 
  • High levels of physical fitness. 
  • A healthy lifestyle and know how this is achieved
  • Life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, self-motivation, resilience and independence.


“Calshot was the best trip ever! I loved everything!”