Normanton-on-SoarPrimary School

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                                           Physical Education Intent                 

At Normanton-on-Soar Primary School the intent within our Physical Education curriculum is to inspire all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities whilst developing a love of new exciting sporting opportunities to enrich their learning.

Physical Education will provide opportunities to become physically confident in a way which supports health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities will be offered to all children in order to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Through Physical Education we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities.

We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential.

We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.


Each child receives 2 hours of PE on a weekly basis which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities.

In addition, we aim to have at least a termly visit from high-level sporting coaches to allow enrichment and to raise awareness of new and trending sports. Children also have the chance to access a daily mile at least 3 times per week as scheduled into the KS1 and KS2 timetable.

Sessions are delivered by specialist coaches or class teachers during PE lessons. Children in UKS2 attend swimming lessons (from Sept 2023) at East Leake every Monday afternoon, where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m using a range of strokes.

 In addition to PE in curriculum time, we also strive to provide opportunities for children to access extracurricular physical activity through a range of clubs and enrichment days. 

We teach lessons so that children:

• Have fun and experience success in sport

• Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development

• Secure and build on a range of skills

• Develop good sporting attitudes

• Understand basic rules

• Experience positive competition

• Learn in a safe environment


Teachers plan PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge using the Get Set 4 Education scheme of work.

The children have the opportunity to take part in competitions where possible throughout the school year. Successes in sports are celebrated weekly during our Soaring High assemblies for children’s achievements in and also outside of school.

Small supported groups of children are targeted to match specific needs and development of fitness. The children are individually challenged and enjoy taking responsibility for their own development over the course of a school term or school year.

Progression and Assessment

KS1 and KS2 Formative assessments of pupils' learning are made and assessed through observations and shared as evidence on Seesaw. These assessments contribute to a summative judgement at the end of each term in discussions with external coaches and staff.