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Physical Education Intent Statement

Physical Education Subject Leader: Miss Hugill


Durham Lane Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim.  We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Durham Lane Primary School, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.


• PE at Durham Lane Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. At Durham Lane Primary School we use Complete PE which is an interactive Physical Educational resource which is designed to support the implementation of a high quality Physical Education curriculum. The curriculum has been designed in partnership with Youth Sport Trust.

• 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, one with Mr Sheahan (a PE specialist teacher) and one with their class teacher. Each year group will also have a term of Dance lessons, from Mrs Barnes.

•As part of our commitment to improving children’s mental health and well-being, all children have the opportunity to take part in ‘Relax Kids with Karen’. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities.

• 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.

• Each year, children participate in an active week which allows children to experience new sports and activities such as climbing, and Judo. this is an opportunity for children to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.

• Children Key Stage 2 attend swimming lessons.  The objective is that each child can confidently swim 25 meters or more by the time they leave our school. 


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, many of whom also 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.

Physical Education in Early Years Foundation Stage

Physical Education in Key Stage One

Physical Education in Key Stage Two

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