PE at The Holy Family Catholic Primary School


At The Holy Family Catholic Primary School we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education. PE should provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way which also supports their health and fitness. Children should acquire not only physical skills, knowledge and understanding, but also the awareness and importance of leading healthy, active lives as well as the values of sportsmanship, fairness and respect through the sports and activities they undertake. This policy reflects our School’s values and philosophy in relation to the teaching and learning of PE. It sets out a framework within which teaching and non-teaching staff can work, and gives guidance on planning, teaching and assessment. It has been developed through a process of consultation with school staff and governors. PE is rarely cancelled. We understand the importance of the subject contributing to all aspects of health. In the event of weather conditions making it unsuitable to complete the activity planned, alternative arrangements are made. These include class based activities around the activity (e.g. evaluating and improving work based on watching video clips from previous weeks learning) or rescheduling the activity for another day. If the indoor space is available, the activity is taught inside with modification or adaptation still allowing the learning intentions to be achieved.

Curriculum aims for PE

At The Holy Family Catholic Primary School we follow the National Curriculum Programmes of study for Physical Education through our Getset4PE scheme of work, and it is our aim that our pupils:-

  • To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency.
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body, and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising.
  • To develop the ability to work as a team player, taking the lead and learning to work collaboratively with others.
  • To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being.
  • To improve observation skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance. 

Early Years

Physical development within the EYFS framework is one of three prime areas for learning.

The related early learning goal is:

Gross Motor Skills 

Children at the expected level of development will: - 

  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others;
  • Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing; 
  • Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing. 

Children access a range of daily activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills and have access to a dedicated outside area. In addition to this, they also have a weekly PE lesson.

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