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At the Whitchurch Church of England Federation through our PE curriculum, physical activity and sport provision our children will: 

  • Become competent in a range of physical skills and activities

  • Be given the opportunity to engage in physical activity that will continue to challenge their fitness levels.

  • Have the opportunity to participate in competitive sports and a range of activities both during lessons and in extra-curricular events.

  • Be actively encouraged to make healthy choices to establish healthy, active lifestyles that will take them into adulthood.

We further aim to equip all children with:

  • Knowledge of how to be physically active and what skills they need in order to be able to participate in a range of sports and physical activity.

  • Social, Emotional and Thinking skills needed to support healthy participation in sport.






As part of the indoor and outdoor continuous provision, children are physically active throughout their day in the Foundation Stage. In addition, children all access an age-appropriate PE curriculum that is taught explicitly and enables them to make progress in fundamental movement skills (balancing, running, jumping, making movements), ball skills, early games, gymnastics and dance.














Key Stage 1

Children’s progress continues to develop throughout Key Stage 1 with a skill                                                          and knowledge based PE curriculum that builds on what children have                                                             begun to learn in EYFS. Further challenge in fundamental movement skills is                                                           the beginning of this process for each year group as it is crucial to children’s                                                  success in PE and Sport. Children are also taught ball skills, sending and                                                    receiving, target games, invasion games, net and wall skills and striking and                                                   fielding all with a skills and knowledge focus. This prepares children for the                                                          wide range of sports available to them in the community.


                                                   Key Stage 2

                                                                 Children in Key Stage 2 continue to make progress in the skills and                                                                              knowledge they have learnt in Key Stage 1 and begin to apply them into a                                                                  range of sporting opportunities. Children extend their skills alongside                                                                          learning new, more complex and challenging physical skills. They are                                                                          exposed to new sports during their time in Key Stage 2 including Tag                                                                          Rugby, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Orienteering in addition to Football,                                                                        Cricket, Athletics, Dance and Gymnastics. Children will be challenged to                                                                    use their social, emotional and thinking skills to develop positive team                                                                          relationships, the ability to assess individual and peer progress and to be                                                                    able to develop strategies to use in competition.

                                                                 During their time in KS2 our children will have swimming lessons, taught by                                                                  qualified swimming instructors, so that they make progress up to and                                                                          exceeding the requirement to swim 25 metres by the end of Year 6.




 Cultural Capital is the collection of skills and experiences which children                                                             need to help them thrive in the wider world. 

 All children in our school have the opportunity to participate in a wide                                                                range of after school clubs that varies throughout the year, dependent on                                                               the time of year and also based on feedback from the children.

 Competition for children at the Whitchurch Church of England happens in                                                          these ways: personal best, school competitions and also inter-school                                                     competitions.


  • Children are encouraged to improve on their own individual progress                                                   throughout their PE lessons

  • Children from across a wide variety of year groups have the                                                                  opportunity to be selected to represent our school in competitions in                                                                the local area.

  • Children have access to school events including sports days





The skills and knowledge the children use in PE complement those in the rest of the curriculum. These are just some of the ways that PE links to other areas of their study:


We offer a range of fiction and non-fiction texts based on sport, physical activity and healthy eating. These are available to borrow to share with family at home.


Children in Key Stage 2 will be given the opportunity to become Sports Reporters, writing input for the Blog and Newsletters.



Children develop their skills in timekeeping, measuring and also strategic thinking and problem solving during PE lessons.



Throughout the Science curriculum, children are taught a number of Biology units based on how the body stays healthy, which links in directly with the PE Curriculum and in particular the Fitness units.



The Being Healthy unit supports children to make healthy choices for their physical and mental wellbeing and also encourages a growth mindset, which are important skills for a physically active lifestyle.


Children have the opportunity to design and make healthy food choices during their Design and Technology lessons.


Children use iPads to record themselves and their peers during PE lessons to watch and provide feedback. Videos are used to focus on strategy and to improve performance in key skills.





All primary schools receive an additional yearly PE Premium grant from the Government. This extra funding is intended to heighten the effectiveness of PE provision in schools, and it is at the school’s discretion as to how the additional funding is spent.

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