Physical Education at Chesterton Primary School


Curriculum Intent

We aim that all Chesterton Primary pupils will be happy, healthy and caring, with a positive and resilient attitude to learning and life. This is achieved by delivering High quality Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA)



With the support of a broad and balance curriculum we aim to inspire and enable every child to lead a physically active life, be confident physically and emotionally and understand the benefits of competition.

Our PESSPA offer will provide a positive experience for every child to participate in physical activity and sport in order to develop life-long love of sports, competition and being active.  Each child will have a growing understanding of the importance of their positive mental health and the impact it can have on their lives.

We aim to develop a whole child approach to PESSPA looking at all areas of a child’s development, including physical, social, emotional and psychological.

At Chesterton Primary we understand the benefits that competing in sport and other activities has. It builds character and helps to embed values including fairness, respect, independence, knowledge, resilience, life skills, team work and healthy lifestyles. These values incorporate many of the schools learning powers.

The staff work alongside our children and their families to encourage the understanding and importance of living a health life.  They demonstrate how making healthy choices can improve the children and their family’s well-being


National Curriculum for PE

 At Chesterton we follow the National Curriculum for PE and our delivery of PE is supported by Get Set PE.


Core areas of PE Implementation

  1. Acquiring and developing skills: Children acquire and develop skills using their bodies and sports equipment to allow them to take part in the different areas of PE and school sport.
  2. Selecting and applying: Children select and apply rules, strategies, skills, tactics, and compositional ideas across the different sports, strands of PE and activities which they complete.
  3. Evaluating and improving performance: Children learn how to evaluate their performance in the different sports and activities so they can be the best they can be.
  4. Lifestyle including knowledge and understanding of fitness and health: Children  develop an understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle including why staying physically active is important to health and learn about eating healthily (cross curricular with PSHE and Science).
  5. Broad range of physical activities:  children take part in a broad range of physical activities including dance, gymnastics, athletics, games, net/wall sports such as tennis and badminton, OAA and swimming (in selected year groups).  This allows them to apply all the other pillars and give them an opportunity to start their journey into competitive sports.


PE Long Term Plan

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PE Concepts

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PE Progression Document

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PE SEND Adaptations

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PE Vocabulary

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