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Our Intent

PE is a vital part of school life and ultimately children’s future well-being.  It is therefore our intent to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced PE curriculum that ensures ALL children will benefit, whether through enhancing existing skills, learning new skills or being introduced to new sports, clubs, teams and organisations. 

It is our intent to ensure children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and to equip them with the tools to do so through health and well-being education. Children must understand how to take care of themselves both physically and mentally in order to be successful as adults. 

Beyond merely a subject, we believe that participation in sporting activity is a key element of developing a school in which pupils are proud of the community in which they belong. Therefore, great emphasis is placed upon additional sporting opportunities beyond the lesson within after-school clubs, inter-house and inter-school competition and festivals as well as directly trying to support the local clubs within the Cheshunt area. We believe this links directly with our school’s values of TEAMWORK and is another way in which we can positively engage with our local community and be active citizens within it.


The curriculum planning in PE is carried out in three phases (long-term, medium-term and short-term).  Our medium-term plans give details of a unit of work for each ½ term. These plans define what we teach and ensure an appropriate balance and distribution of physical activities across each term. Teachers may copy the lesson plans for each unit and each week highlight and adapt plans to fit the needs of the children in their class.


The lesson plans provide a basis and outline of the structure of a PE lesson. The plans provide clear objectives for each lesson however teachers may choose to adapt plans to suit the needs of the children in their class or enhance the PE teaching and learning. Plans give ideas of a warm up, the main teaching activities and finally a cooling down period.


Foundation Stage

In the Foundation Stage, activities are planned following the Get set for PE scheme and this offesr appropriate physical challenges, introducing and allowing the children to explore a range of movement and equipment. We plan to develop children’s stability, object control and locomotion (SOL) enabling children to become competent movers and introducing them to the language of movement. Foundation stage teachers plan to the children’s needs and provide opportunities for our children to achieve the Physical Development Prime Area of Learning Development Matters statements and Early Learning Goals. Fine and gross motor control are developed during adult directed activities and resources are continuously accessible and available to children in our Early Years settings to consolidate and practice skills and movement during child initiated learning both inside and outside.


Key Stage 1 and 2

In Key Stage 1 and 2 we plan to provide a balanced physical education program through using Get Set for PE.


In key stage one and two the skills for Gymnastics, Dance, Games and Athletics are taught, however these skills will be transferable to all areas as they are now referred to as multi skills. In Key Stage two the children engage in outdoor and adventurous activities. Swimming is taught in year 2, year 3 and year 4. There are at least two, one hour, planned PE sessions each week for every class.


Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Pupils should apply and develop a range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.  Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus, we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.



The aims of PE are:

·        To compete in a range of intra school and inter school activities.

·        To develop our physical skills with increased control, co-ordination and safety.

·        To show sportsmanship and develop our character.

·        To recognise and use transferrable skills across all areas of pe.

·        To continuously improve are skills, knowledge and experiences and healthy experiences and choices.

·        To always persevere and try our best at everything we do

School Games Mark 2021-2022

This year we achieved a Bronze School Games Mark Award. 

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible.  We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community.  We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

PE Policy

Please look at our policy for pe where you can read about our intent and implementation throughout our school. 


During our pe lessons we try to continuously develop our vocabulary knowledge. See attached the vocabulary pyramids showing how during each topic we will develop our vocabulary. 

Upcoming events

Ongoing - Football and Netball matches. 

3-2-23 Taster (Archery)

Sports club every Friday - New sports to try

PE and Sport through the School.

We have had a range of opportunities for sport here at St Paul's. Have a look at some of our photos.

Long term plan

Please see the long term plans for each year group for both there indoor and outdoor sessions. We use 'Get Set For PE' as a guide. 

Useful websites

Pe doesn't only have to be done in school! It is important that the children get moving at home as well. 

Below are some links that you may want to use. Remember you can also visit outdoor spaces and clubs =) 







Progression of knowledge and skills and knowledge organisers

This is how our knowledge and skills in pe progresses each year and across each topic. You can also look at our knowledge organisers for the units that we cover. 

WOW Moment Calendar

Here at St Paul's we try to provide the children with lots of WOW moments. These are extra experiences that aren't just part of the curriculum. Here is our calendar for PE. 

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