At English Martyrs, we aim to inspire pupils and develop their confidence to engage with many types of sport and to develop a love for physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. Our intention is for our children to understand how sport has a positive impact on their physical health and mental wellbeing. We aim to provide opportunities that enable the children to develop their ability, recognise and nurture their talents and interests. We listen to our children's wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want 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. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices.

Our P.E. curriculum enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets outlined in the National Curriculum (2014).


Our objectives in the teaching of P.E. align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure all pupils: 

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities 

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time 

  • Engage in competitive sports and activities 

  • Lead healthy, active lives

Lessons are sequential, allowing students to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to a range of activities. Our coherent and progressive P.E. curriculum ensures that the children practise and repeat skills so that they can develop mastery of these skills and improve over time. Get Set for P.E. is a published scheme that we have chosen to adapt and implement to ensure consistency and accuracy through our teaching. Within lessons the learning is sequenced so that children can explore and develop a skill and then apply it to a game, sequence or choreography. Knowledge organisers will be shared with children so that they are developing their understanding of Key Skills for both physical movement and STEP (Space, Task, Equipment, People).


The PE curriculum is designed in such a way that children are involved in the evaluation and dialogue about the activities they complete during their P.E lessons. A Pupil Voice questionnaire enables teachers and coordinator to review Curriculum Maps to ensure that we are meeting the needs and interests of our children. By taking part in regular discussions children will not only know facts and key information about P.E, but they will be able to talk confidently about their learning journey.

The effectiveness of our scheme can be constantly monitored through both formative and summative assessment opportunities. Guidance is provided (via Get Set 4 P.E) for each lesson to support teachers in assessing pupils against the learning objectives.  

The expected impact of our curriculum is that children will:

  • Explore space and how their body can move to express an idea, mood, character or feeling

  • Proficient when tracking a ball which will enable them to play a variety of sports e.g tennis, hockey, rugby, netball, rounders

  • Be competent at working as an individual, with a partner and when working as part of a team

We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education enables all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being and therefore enable them to have active lifestyles through childhood and beyond.

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