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At The Holt Primary School, we aim to develop children's experiences and enable them to achieve personal successes, develop the fundamental skills and knowledge and develop the confidence to partake in all sports with increasing skill and sportsmanship. We focus on providing varied opportunities to develop a  love of sport and the values that are attached to personal improvement, collaboration and teamwork. Alongside this, we strive to develop an understanding of the part physical activity can play in both mental and physical health, promoting a physically active lifestyle both in and out of school.

'Work hard and success will follow.' Tom Daley




Each class has at least two regular, timetable PE lessons each week. PE will be delivered by specialist coaches and class teachers; lessons will take place both indoors and outdoors. Reception and Key Stage 1 lessons will focus on mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. Pupils are encouraged to participate in team games and to develop simple tactics for being an effective team member. Key Stage 2 pupils will also complete lessons inside and outside and may also visit other facilities including the local swimming pool. Swimming is introduced to the timetable from Key Stage 2. We ensure wider participation in the community by involvement in interschool sports, netball tournaments and other local competitions. We also offer a range of afterschool sporting clubs eg. hockey, football, netball, cricket and dance. We encourage active play and provide sporting resources at lunchtime to support children’s physical health.

To further enhance our sports provision, our Specialist Coaches deliver other unique sporting opportunities such as golf, fencing and archery.

National curriculum in England: PE programmes of study - GOV.UK (

In all PE lessons we will reinforce our school’s characteristics of good learning:

 Respect. Reflective. Responsible. Resourceful. Resilient. Reasoning.



Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. By the end of the primary journey, we aim for all our pupils to have the skills and knowledge they need to choose to remain physically active. The children will have developed a range of skills that will allow them to take part in a range of sports and improve and celebrate their own success as well as demonstrate teamwork and sportsmanship towards other competitors.


If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
  • A celebration of learning at the end of a unit
  • Pupil discussions about their learning

The impact of our PE curriculum will be measured by assessment procedures which allow us to measure outcomes against statements outlines within our progression documents.


Assessment procedures

Teachers will use ongoing assessment for learning techniques to support the development of vocabulary and the acquisition of new knowledge.  A range of information gathering activities such as learning flashbacks and progress pauses will be used to ascertain how well children are learning within this subject and what they need next to support their understanding.