Physical Education (PE)


Our Curriculum Intent

For children to:

  • enjoy taking part in a wide range of sports, including ones that they may not have played before. They should grow in confidence while playing sports, not being worried about making mistakes.
  • take part in competitive sporting events, both intra- and inter- school. They should know how to be respectful to opponents, teammates and referees in games and be good winners and losers.
  • improve their sporting performances year-on-year.
  • be physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • understand the importance of physical activity in order to lead healthy, active lives.


The PE curriculum is taught through the use of Get Set 4 PE, which is in line with the National Curriculum and used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge and planning of PE. Teachers are able to adjust and change lessons to suit the needs of their classes, but the scheme provides a strong basis of year group expectations. Each class has access to 2 sessions of high-quality physical activity every week. These are either taught by the class teacher or a specialist teacher. Each lesson children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon previous learning. Core skills are built upon progressively. In line with national expectations, we strive to have all Year 6 children leave the school with the ability to swim a minimum of 25m unassisted, promoting a positive and healthy activity that may be undertaken independently, out of school hours. We offer a wide range of sporting after school clubs run by both staff and outside agencies. A range of events run throughout the school year, giving children opportunities to take part in competitive sports.


Our curriculum aims to improve the health, wellbeing and fitness of all children at Alexandra Junior School, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines 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, children need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Children at Alexandra Junior School make good progress in PE and are eager to attend after school clubs and competitive sports events.

PE Progression Overview