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Icknield Primary


In P.E. we want our pupils to learn skills and knowledge for life that can then support them in their own pursuit of physical activity, sport and well-being.

Our P.E. curriculum aims to nurture and develop confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best, learn skills that will impact their long-term memory, support well-being and develop a love of physical activity and sport.

We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mind-set to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond. This is achieved through the clear progression that has been planned for in the P.E. curriculum.

This starts in EYFS with an emphasis on fundamental skills and is then built upon throughout KS1 with increasing opportunities to use these fundamentals in game situations. The KS2 curriculum enables pupils to progress and develop these skills further and deepen their understanding of key components such as tactics, movement, teamwork, etc.

A core component is the chance for pupils to constantly recap and revisit key skills to ensure progression and enabling students to know/remember/understand. The sequence ensures there is a broad and rich learning experience for all pupils. Our curriculum is designed to reflect the school’s social context and address gaps in knowledge and skills, i.e. importance of an active, healthy lifestyle and develop individual fitness and core skills. 

The PE curriculum also embeds Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development by focusing on whole child development, i.e. to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes, supporting and encouraging their peers, perseverance and honesty. Planning has been developed to enable teachers to respond to and adapt tasks with clear differentiation to both support and challenge.

Coherent planning and organisation is developed to aid and not add to teacher’s workload. Pupil’s experiences are further enriched through the opportunity to attend extra-curricular clubs and to represent the school in a variety of inter-school competitions and festivals.