Physical Education (PE)

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Our Intent

A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect.

Gaining an understanding that movement is integral to human expression and can contribute to both pleasure and life enhancement. The curriculum also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication. 

Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude and ultimately academic achievement.

PE at SSFS is a culturally diverse, inclusive experience. We ensure the opportunity for children to develop knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the various sporting and fitness opportunities our world has to offer, exploring these from a variety of perspectives and abilities.


At Seaton Sluice First School we want children to:

  • Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives
  • Develop positive attitudes towards physical activity
  • Receive regular exercise
  • Become skilful and intelligent performers
  • Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence
  • Play competitive games including basketball, football, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending where appropriate
  • Complete physical activity for sustained periods of time;
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges
  • Work individually and as part of a team
  • Develop the appreciation of fair play, team play good sportsmanship
  • Develop self-confidence 
  • Develop positive attitudes to perseverance, fair play and co-operation
Our Implementation
Our PE curriculum is inclusive and accessible to all.
All children receive 2 timetabled hours of PE per week. To ensure children receive high quality PE lessons, some of these lessons are delivered by highly skilled outside coaches whilst others are delivered by their class teachers. 
At the beginning of every year, pupils will consolidate and expand their fundamental skills and understanding of physical health and fitness. Throughout each term, children will experience a range of sports and skills within their lessons, building on those skills developed from previous years in school.
To expand pupil views of sport and fitness, we invite individuals in to speak of their own sporting achievements with the children and learn from their experiences, in hope to inspire a new generation with a love of sport and fitness. 
Across the curriculum, we encourage pupils to be active wherever possible. Enrichment opportunities are provided through educational visits, programmes and residential trips. 
Alongside others, Robin Wood provides an amazing opportunity to Year 4 pupils to challenge and develop their skills both mentally and physically, and we currently have the Royal Ballet School working alongside Year 3 children as part of the national Chance To Dance programme.
Our Impact 
Our curriculum results in pupils leaving our school with an inspired and positive view on fitness, sports and both physical and mental health. We encourage pupils to engage in competitive sport both in and out of school, competing in their local teams and leagues. 
"I love PE! I get to be fit and healthy by exercising with my friends. My favourite topic is gymnastics and I practice at home!" 
Kate, Year 3
"I just like the exercise, especially when we play football. We all learn how to play different sports, even if we've never tried it before. Everyone gets a go"
Lennon, Year 4