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Westcliffe Primary School

'Our school is committed to inspirational teaching that develops aspirational young people.'



Our school ethos is to instil a love of learning and equip all our children with the skills they need in later life. Our PE curriculum delivers this by teaching children how to lead healthy lifestyles and providing them with opportunities to develop skills such as communication, teamwork, perseverance and problem solving. Children in our school have many opportunities to take part in a range of physical activities and games throughout the school day, in PE and during break and lunchtimes. We want our pupils to enjoy learning new sports, knowledge and skills through engaging and practical activities that allow them to build up their self-confidence and develop a love of sport. This learning will help encourage the children to stay healthy and active and allow them to understand the importance and benefits of physical activity.  


At Westcliffe Primary School, we are members of the Get Ahead Partnership and we work closely with them to ensure we are delivering the entire national curriculum in informative, yet exciting ways. It also helps to give our pupils access to a varied range of physical activities through memorable experiences and to take part in competition which will develop their confidence and drive them to do their best and improve their performances.


We use our Sports Premium to employ Premier Education to deliver sport activities every Tuesday and Friday during the school day. Throughout the year every child will receive the chance to take part in exciting and inspiring sessions led by the Premier Education coaches. As part of the package, each Tuesday and Friday lunchtime and afterschool, opportunities are available for the children to partake in further sporting activities and clubs.



The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that 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


How the subject is taught:


PE is taught once a week for an hour; however, there are opportunities for classes to deliver PE twice a week – weather and time permitting. Staff follow a scheme developed by the GetSet4Education – GetSet4PE which breaks down the curriculum into activities and skills that can be easily understood and accessed by all.

The subject is taught by:


  • teaching skills through listening, observing, modelling and copying
  • allowing children to test their limits and develop their own skills, sequences and games
  • encouraging and enabling pupils to practice sports with increasing confidence

If you walk into a PE lesson, you will expect to see:

  • excited children who are engaged in active lessons
  • a warm up, main activity and cool down that provide chances to ask and answer questions
  • a range of activities within each session that develop on prior learning
  • children participating in sports or learning skills at a level appropriate to them
  • opportunities for children to develop their own activities using previously taught skills
  • children developing their understanding through learning key terminology and vocabulary
  • children demonstrating their knowledge by orally critiquing and evaluating games and performances
  • children developing social skills, communication and an understanding of the importance of physical activity to the body and to mental well-being


If you have any questions about PE, please contact our subject leaders – Miss Sophie Blades or Mrs Ellise Simpson-Inger.


PE Long Term Plan

PE Vocabulary - GetSet4PE