"A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect." National Curriculum Physical Education, 2014
At Eastbury Community School Primary, we aim to develop the knowledge and skills of our pupils that are necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing. To ensure our children lead a healthier lifestyle, we emphasise the importance of physical fitness along with qualities such as resilience and determination.
We are devoted to promoting PE and Sport amongst our pupils, parents and staff. This applies to the whole school day, with consideration to playtime and lunch time with extra-curricular opportunities.
All pupils should bring their PE kit to class. We believe that this uniform for physical activity encourages our children to have a sense of belonging to a community and promotes a feeling of pride and equality.
Please have a look at the Kit Policy below to see the expectation of our ECS PE Kit.
Intent, Implementation, Impact
Eastbury Community School Primary believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim in Upper Key Stage 2. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Eastbury Community School Primary, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. We endeavour to support each child's mental and physical wellbeing and ensure children are meeting all their developmental milestones through participation in physical activities.
PE at Eastbury Community School Primary provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week (indoor and outdoor session) covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities.
Children in Year 5 swim once a week for 6 weeks during the Autumn Term.
We also launched the “Daily Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
"The adventure of life is to learn."
Long Term Planning
Medium Term Planning
PE Skills Progression
Examples of Good Practice