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Physical Education

P.E Coordinator Team

Miss Thompson, Mrs Cowie and our crew in the photo above.

The PE curriculum


At FMPS our school motto is ‘forever making pupils shine’ and this statement pervades all areas of school life and the curriculum.  In P.E at FMPS we aim to deliver an engaging, varied and high-quality P.E curriculum that supports pupils physical and mental development and well-being.  We aim to instil the foundations of a healthy lifestyle, a love of sport and physical activity. Through partnership with Durham and Chester – le Street SSP we actively encourage involvement in wide variety of sports and competitions outside of school.

What we intend our children to know

Our curriculum encourages pupils to be active and supports them in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively in Physical Education. We intend our curriculum to develop pupil’s physical literacy as well as their physical skills. Our curriculum includes a broad range of sporting disciplines that can be accessed by all pupils, regardless of ability, age, physical development and confidence. We instil the values of fair play and sportsmanship throughout the curriculum whilst also promoting the enjoyment and fun elements of PE.

Our PE curriculum is inclusive to ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities on offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. Regular participation in sport and physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle; pupils are given the knowledge they need to encourage them to make positive choices about their health and wellbeing.

How we will ensure pupils learn the knowledge that we have identified

At FMPS teachers and coaches create a positive attitude towards Physical Education and promote the values and attitudes that are essential for a lifelong love of sport. Teachers and coaches deliver sessions that encourage pupils to learn, practise, develop and secure a range of skills and tactics. Our curriculum is progressive and allows pupils to revisit core skills as they progress through our school and then apply them within safe environment. Sessions are appropriately differentiated following the STEP principle (Space, Task, Equipment and Players) which promotes equal opportunities and challenge to all children.


Assessment in PE is an ongoing process and teachers use formative assessment to make judgements about pupil progress. At the end of each unit of work, teachers will assess pupils against age related expectations. Through collaboration with the SSP we ensure children have the opportunity to compete in a competitive or non-competitive format outside of school. Once pupils reach the end of our PE curriculum in Year 6, they should have acquired the skills needed to further progress their learning, within Physical Education at their next school.

You can view our Progression in Skills documents below:

You can view photographs of our PE Lessons by clicking the link below:

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