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Physical Education Intent


At Shrivenham CE Primary school, we recognise the importance of physical education and the key role it plays in promoting long term healthy lifestyles. The intent of our Physical Education curriculum is to provide all children with high quality physical and sporting opportunities. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their full potential as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our learners through dynamic PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. 


Our PE approach, in partnership with TA Sport Stars, strives to deliver the National Curriculum objectives for PE through lessons that are engaging, fresh and always dedicated to actively progressing our children’s physical, social and creative skills. At Shrivenham CE Primary School, we focus on 12-13 different sports which are revisited every other year to ensure that the children have the opportunity to develop the national curriculum objectives by becoming more-able and understanding of the different sports that they’re regularly exposed to. We plan for children to speak about the different sports with correct terminology and to approach their movements in the correct manner to maximise their progression while ensuring their own and others safety in the process.

Our planning breaks down each lesson’s focus into three, manageable skills (success criteria) which provides children with a clear road map for every PE lessons that they take part in. Children are then expected to be able to verbalise what they’re doing, while their doing it, to structure their approach to a sport and to support them in progressing through an activity in a way that helps but also challenges them. All lessons expect the children to warm-up and stretch correctly before they start the first of two main activities that link directly to their focus sport. While a key goal is to ensure maximum buy in and participation, we also understand the need for healthy competition and such competition always features in every lesson. It goes without saying that all of the fundamental movement expectations from the National Curriculum are at the bedrock of all that we do in our PE lessons.