At Atkinson Road, we recognise the vital contribution of Physical Education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development.

14We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. This can be achieved by enabling all children to access a range of learning experiences that promote the development of confident and competent movers. By enhancing creative, social and thinking skills, we allow them to apply a broad range of skills in different contexts. Children are given an understanding of how being physically active can provide them with positive benefits.

Through a balance of individual, paired and group activities, we aim to cater for the different strengths, needs and preferences of each child, using differentiated activities where appropriate. We believe that through the variety of opportunities that PE offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries. We plan a range of activities that provide children with a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding, which they can refine and expand throughout their school years.

Fencing ImageBy equipping every child to lead healthy active lifestyles, we create participating pathways inclusive of all children. This helps children develop their social and leadership skills through the opportunities of Intra- and Inter-school sport which may then transition into the participation of accredited sports clubs.

All children are encouraged to join clubs and extend their interest and involvement in sport. Children are taught to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand those factors which affect health and fitness. Children are taught the importance of the movement foundation and multi-skills by providing year-round activities that focus on personal challenges. By modifying and adapting competitive sport, we ensure inclusivity for all children and allow children with SEN or disabilities to achieve their personal bests.

All children in Year 3 have the opportunity to swim, with weekly sessions for a term and a half throughout the year. Children in later years, where gaps within their swimming skills become evident, are provided with the support they need.


Subject Documents Date  
PE Curriculum Overview 11th Mar 2022 Download
National Curriculum Physical Education 11th Mar 2022 Download