Rucstall Primary School

A caring, fun loving, learning community

Physical Education

PE - Intention

We strive for a high quality PE curriculum which develops pupil’s curiosity and passions through various team sports and individual activities. We want children to develop deeper skills: Such as being a good team player, dealing with loosing and winning well by managing their emotions and supporting peers. We want children to enjoy participating and learning through a range of activities and lessons, not just through experiences in school, but also with the use of workshops and educational visits. We provide opportunities for consolidation, challenge and variety to ensure interest and progress in the subject. This includes consideration of how the intended curriculum will address social disadvantage by addressing gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills, how leaders have sequenced the curriculum to enable pupils to build their knowledge and skills towards the agreed end points.


PE - Implementation

In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in PE, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum and the Development Matters documents. At Rucstall Primary School, we ensure that PE has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences and a great insight of why it is important to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. For example we visit out of school sporting tournaments, take part in sporting workshops, cycling and swimming lessons.


We realise the importance of revisiting and consolidating skills and building on prior knowledge alongside introducing new skills and challenge. Across EYFS, KS1 and KS2, children have a range of opportunities to experience PE through practical engaging tasks in the classroom, sports hall, school field and out of school tournaments. In order to enable pupils to understand key concepts, information is presented clearly and appropriate discussion is promoted and teachers check pupils’ understanding effectively, identifying and correcting misunderstandings, ensure that pupils embed key concepts in their long-term memory and apply them fluently.