Physical Education (PE) Curriculum Statement

Physical education gives children the chance to develop a range of physical skills while allowing confidence in their ability to flourish. At Heene Primary School the children are provided well-structured lessons in dance, gymnastics, fitness, athletics and games. These aspects of physical education give children different experiences and challenges so each child is able to find skills they can excel in. Each lesson is supported by our Sports Leader who will help with groups and skills development alongside teachers. Planning is monitored for each year group to ensure there is progression and challenge as a child goes through their learning journey at Heene. In each lesson there are opportunities to challenge more able children and support is there for children who need it.

Physical education at Heene allows children to work alone and in teams while evaluating their own and other’s performance in a respectful manner to help every child improve. Alongside physical skills children at our school develop positive attitudes with regards to the idea of fair play and respect for others which are transferrable when working in other areas of the curriculum.

Swimming lessons are introduced in Year 4 and are led by qualified swimming teachers to make sure the children are given the best chance to succeed with these skills. Any children who do not reach the required level are then offered additional lessons during Year 6 to help them achieve their full potential.


Throughout the year, children are given the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting competitions with other schools in the local area. These competitions give the children a sense of pride as they represent their school and can show their true potential in a sporting activity. In school, classes will compete with each other during curriculum time so that every child is able to experience a competitive atmosphere without the pressures of an outside competition. To ensure each child has at least the required 30 minutes of physical activity required to be fulfilled by schools, games are offered during playtimes and a wide range of afterschool clubs are offered.

All of the above gives children at Heene Primary School the tools and attitudes to lead healthy and active lives while developing respect for all others regardless of ability. Resilience is built throughout their journey at Heene so that they are able to keep trying and keep progressing in any part of their life.