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Somersham Primary School


Primary School

Physical Education


Being Active


Our aim is to challenge and support children of all ages and abilities to develop into individuals who are enthused to live a healthy and active lifestyle.


Teachers plan and deliver a broad and balanced programme of study that challenges and supports children of all ages and abilities to develop into individuals who are enthused to live a healthy and active lifestyle. We follow the ‘Real PE Curriculum’ which is fully aligned with the National Curriculum PE requirements and develops the key abilities children need to be successful within PE and Sport and across the curriculum. Learning is organised into six units with one unit based on each of the six Real PE cogs.



Links are made with other subject areas when appropriate and provisions made to inject further opportunities for physical activity throughout the school day through the use of the Daily Mile and / or interactive resources in the classroom. Throughout their journey, the children will experience a range of activities and sports such as:

  • Orienteering
  • Football
  • Tag rugby
  • Cricket
  • Netball


  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Swimming


The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are motivated and resilient to develop skills to the best of their ability in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams;
  • Have and maintain high levels physical fitness while leading a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly;
  • Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of knowing the importance this has on promoting long-term health and well-being;
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performance;
  • Can work independently for extended periods of time without the need for guidance or support;
  • Demonstrate sportsmanship at all times during the school day – not only during PE lessons but also during clubs, break times and when representing the school at sporting events
  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson with resilience and focus
  • Can swim at least 25 metres and know how to remain safe in and around water.


Key questions for pupils in PE:

Games:  Invasion, Net and wall and Striking and fielding - Can I play competitive, team games? Can I use and apply skills?

Dance - Can I perform dances using a range of movement patterns?

Gymnastics - Can I acquire and develop key skills in gymnastics?

Athletics - Can I acquire and develop key skills in athletics?

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - Can I take part in outdoor challenges both on my own and in a team?

Swimming - Can I confidently swim 25 metres? Can I self-rescue?

Health and Fitness - Do I know how to keep myself fit and healthy?

Forest schools Can I develop new skills and knowledge by learning in the natural environment?