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Physical Education

Curriculum Statement - Physical Education at Stamshaw Junior School


Stamshaw Junior School believes that Physical Education (PE) is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health, this should also be experienced in a safe and supportive environment. 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 implement our school values of ‘Respect, Resilience, Resourceful, Reliable and Reflective’ into PE and blend the sporting skills and underpinning values and disciplines of PE with our school values.  Our curriculum aims to achieve this and also improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Stamshaw Junior.


PE at Stamshaw Junior 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.

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, covering two sporting disciplines every half-term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Children can attend after school sport clubs two evenings per week. Children will be 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 the school values and leadership skills in a different environment and are very much enjoyed by the children.

We are looking to develop our children’s reliability and leadership by integrating a ‘Sports leader’ aspect into the role of our Year 6 prefects. In the role, children will be able to assist in the management and maintenance of PE equipment.

Children in Year 5 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Spring Term.  We repeat the 10-week course later in school for any children that are still unable to swim.


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. We will assess these knowledge and skills during the learning time by asking children to demonstrate what they have learnt and encourage children to become reviewers of their learning and question to help or improve themselves.

 Curriculum Overviews

Lower Key Stage Physical Education Overviews


Upper Key Stage Physical Education Overviews