Physical Education


PE develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality PE curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

Our intent at Beverley School is to help pupils develop both personally and socially.  Pupils will work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They will take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.


—To develop an ability to remember, adapt and apply knowledge, practical skills and concepts in a variety of movement based activities. (Improvement in body management through apparatus work)

—To promote positive attitudes towards health, hygiene and fitness.

—To develop psycho-motor skills through a range of relevant movement based activities. (Improvement in all aspects of physical fitness).

—To develop a sense of; fair play, sportsmanship and begin to design and apply simple rules. (Improvement in the ability to understand and carry out instructions).

—To develop communication skills, encouraging the use of correct terminology, to promote effective co-operation.

—To enable students where possible to work towards independence and to communicate positively towards others. (Working as part of a group/partner.)

—Develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.


At Beverley School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise.  We plan effective and engaging lessons so that children enjoy PE. This will then develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life outside of school. All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson. Through CPD, staff voices, learning walks and observations, staff will be up skilled and educated on the holistic benefits of PE thus overall improving their teaching of PE. Lastly, children’s social skills will increase from participating in PE, this is implemented by rewarding children not on how fast or far they can run but focusing on the different values that they show in lessons. These rewards are then celebrated and communicated to parents regularly.

Click here for PE long term plan – Fundamental Movement Skills

Click here for PE long term plan – Primary

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