Our Intent, Implementation and Impact statement for Physical Education (P.E.)


Burstow Primary School recognizes and values the importance of Physical Education (P.E). PE at Burstow aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physical activities.
We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:

• develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
• are physically active for sustained periods of time
• engage in competitive sports and activities
• lead healthy, active lives

It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as acceptance, fairness and respect. Through enrichment activities and school competitions, we aim to raise the profile of PE and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with.
The progression of skills has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum. Additionally, an imperative element of the curriculum at Burstow shows a need for healthy lifestyles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.


The PE curriculum is taught through the use of the PE Planning, which is in-line with the National Curriculum, and is used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge and planning of PE. PE Planning promotes a range of areas for the children to develop their motor and teamwork skills and to increase their sporting vocabulary. It builds key skills across year groups, so children gain a range and depth of knowledge and understanding within sports. It also promotes knowledge of how to participate in completive sports, peer coaching and leadership skills.
Each class has access to two hours of high-quality physical activity every week, made up of the quality teaching of PE and swimming lessons in the summer term. Each lesson, children are given the opportunity to practice skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills are recapped throughout and across the years, allowing children to know more and remember more. Children from Years 1 to 6 pupils receive weekly swimming lessons during the summer term with the aim that by the end of Year 5 all children are able to swim a minimum of 25m unassisted. These lessons run throughout the whole term but alternate between classes in each year group, giving the children the opportunity to take part in other sports throughout the year too. We offer a sporting after-school clubs run by both teaching staff and experienced volunteers, which provide children with access to a wide range of sporting activities. Clubs run weekly after school. A range of events run throughout the school year, giving children opportunities to take part in competitive sports.


Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Burstow; not only through the sporting skills taught, but also through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes. Through strong links with PHSE we promote the overall well-being and health of each child through teaching about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. In all classes, children possess a wide range of physical abilities. Whilst recognizing this fact, we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. Children at Burstow make good progress in PE and are eager to attend after school clubs and competitive sports events.