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The intent of Brookmans Park Primary’s Physical Education curriculum is to inspire and encourage all children to succeed and excel in sport and other physical activities, both competitively and for personal enjoyment. Physical Education at Brookmans Park will provide the opportunity for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health, fitness and mental wellbeing. Opportunities to take part in sport, both competitive and non-competitive, will be offered to all children in order to build character and embed values such as teamwork, fairness, respect and understanding.


Through Physical Education, we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. We aim to promote active participation and a lifelong love for physical activity as well as a clear understanding of the importance of physical activity on their health and wellbeing.

Our intention is to ensure all children are given the opportunity to sample a wide and varied range of sports and activities aimed to raise their enjoyment and enthusiasm for physical activity. 


We aim to ensure that the children’s experience of PE is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in the curriculum.  This is implemented by:


  • Each child receiving 2 hours of curriculum PE on a weekly basis, planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. These sessions are delivered between Specialist PE coaches and class teachers.
  • Children in Year 3, 4 and 6 attending swimming sessions at Hatfield Swim Centre, where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently to meet expected government standards for primary age, by our swimming teacher and SSCO.
  •  Provision of opportunities for the children to access extra-curricular physical activity through a wide range of sporting clubs and activities outside the allotted curriculum teaching time. A full and varied range of after school sports clubs are available for children in Reception to Year 6. 
  • Provision of a lunchtime timetable of sporting activity for each class weekly and the opportunity to use the playground apparatus on a regular basis.
  • The inclusion of additional physical activities to our school day such as ‘The Daily Mile’ and Skipping Challenges.


We aim to teach lessons and provide activities that ensure children:


  • have fun and experience success in sport
  • have the opportunity to participate in PE at their own level of development
  • secure and build on a range of skills
  • develop good sporting attitudes  and learn teamwork
  • understand basic rules and tactics of a variety of sports by Year 6
  • experience positive feedback and give feedback to others
  • experience positive competition
  • learn in a safe environment
  • gain a positive experience to help develop a healthy attitude to physical activity in all aspects of their lives


Our curriculum and extra-curricular PE aims to ensure all pupils:


  • develop their fundamental movement skills
  • improve their agility, balance and coordination
  • participate in PE games with increasing confidence, developing their own speaking and listening skills through peer assessment
  • acquire useful PE vocabulary and knowledge that will assist in future PE activities at KS3 and beyond
  • develop an enthusiasm for fitness and understand the importance of good diet and exercise
  • access a broad and balanced PE curriculum regardless of age or ability. and be able to access all areas of the subject on offer as well as all extra-curricular opportunities. 
  • All take part in competitive House Competitions varied throughout the year.


Children also have the opportunity to supplement their physical activity at school by:


  • Mile a day
  • Focus sessions on mindfulness and wellbeing
  • Fitness sessions



In EYFS children begin to improve their fundamental movement skills and teachers begin to consider the development of agility, balance and coordination for each child. For more details, please refer to the EYFS page.


Pupils in KS1 children are given opportunities to develop their fundamental movement skills and extend agility, balance and coordination. They engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities through games, dance and gymnastics.


Pupils in KS2 continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching. These skills are incorporated into competitive games, performance using movement pattern and evaluations of their own and others work. Pupils communicate and collaborate with each other and develop an understanding of how to improve in physical activities. There are many opportunities across the year for the children to take part in inter and intra school competitions where their successes in sports are celebrated.


PE Curriculum Progression Documents