Intent:  At Capel Primary School we aim to inspire all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Through Physical Education we aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities.  Physical Education will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities will be offered to all children to build character and help to embed values such as fairness, respect, and sportsmanship. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential. We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.

Implementation:  PE at Capel Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; ball skills, invasion games, striking and field games, gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, multi-skills, swimming and outdoor adventurous activities.  The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.  Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. One session is delivered by a qualified outside agency coach who also delivers CPD to our teachers, the other is delivered by the class teacher. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities.

Children can attend lunch time and after school sports clubs such as; gymnastics, fitness, netball, tag rugby, football, cricket and rounders, depending on the time of year. Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.  Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 have swimming lessons which they attend weekly for two terms each. They learn how to swim, how to become stronger swimmers, and water safety. During the school day, children will take part in the daily mile and regular movement breaks e.g. Jump Start Jonny which energise them and help them to focus on their learning.

The children take part in intra school events organised by our trained sports leaders, and Sports Day where they apply skills learned in PE lessons.  They take pride in earning points for their house team.

Impact: The impact of our Physical Education Curriculum and Physical Activity is measured using the Assessment tools provided by the Leigh Academy School Sports Partnership. Assessment will take place at the end of each term or once a sequence of learning has been completed. The success criteria embedded within the sequences of learning is aligned to the National Curriculum enabling teachers to make informed assessments of pupil progress. Pupil voice (surveys, questionnaires, interviews) will also inform on how children have developed fundamental skills in sport and physical activity by developing a life-long passion for sport.

We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, and enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE. We link our physical health with our mental health and use this to encourage growth mind set and well-being.  

Our aim is that children will:

  •  Achieve age related expectations in PE.
  •  Enjoy sport and seek additional extra-curricular activities both in school and externally.
  •  Show a good understanding of healthy eating and will use fitness and sports to improve their physical and mental health
  •  All participate in PE lessons  



Common theme or thread

How does it develop?


Across the curriculum, children will acquire skills which give them control over the movements of their joints and body in order to solve a motor skill problem and achieve a task. These will include: rolling, balancing, sliding, jogging, running, leaping, jumping, hopping, dodging, galloping and skipping, bouncing, throwing, catching, kicking and striking. The acquisition of motor skills allows for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities. These skills will be acquired through a range of sports and activities to a point where they will become second nature and transferable. The acquisition of skills will lead to more physical activity which in turn strengthens children's bones, muscles, hearts and lungs and improves children's coordination, balance, posture and flexibility which helps children stay at a healthy weight. Children will also acquire social skills, communication skills and the skills of analysis and evaluation.


Acquired skills will be repeated for improvement and performance and a higher level of challenge added as the children progress through the key stages. For example, playing a ball to the same place, time after time, until accuracy and muscle memory has been created. Children will develop consistent and effective use of skills. Feedback will be given so that children can correct and improve the techniques they are using. Developed skills can then be transferred to a game that focuses on that particular skill. Teachers will know the abilities of the children and challenge them appropriately to develop skills at their own level.


Mastery is achieved by progression through a range of skills. The movement patterns children learn are stored in the brain, along with the cognitive learning of how to be successful with each attempt at the skill in an isolated manner and within modified game situations. Children will be able to demonstrate a skill effectively and apply it within a range of situations.  They will utilise appropriate equipment in order to get the best out of their performance. They will be able to clearly articulate what is effective or not effective about their attempt at a skill, and discuss their peers’ attempts. Children will understand that physical activity provides enjoyment, challenge and social interaction at all ages.



Year 5 Hockey Team

Year 3 & 4 Boys - Football Tournament

Girls' Football



Colour Dash

Let's Dance - Cheerleading Club

Tri Golf

Sports Day 2023

KS1 Healthy Eating Roadshow