Ladypool Primary School

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Physical Education


At Ladypool we recognise the importance PE plays in the curriculum and are fully committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in Physical Education. The aim of our PE programme is to develop children's basic physical competencies, build confidence in their ability and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. PE lessons encourage children to compete against themselves and others whilst being challenged to improve their physical, social, emotional and thinking skills.
These skills are embedded in the heart of our planning. Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure all pupils: 

  • develop the competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • and lead healthy, active lives.


At Ladypool, we have recently adopted the Get Set 4 PE scheme (January, 2023) to teach our PE across the school. This scheme ensures that children are given a wealth of opportunities to develop their physical movement skills as well as achieving whole child objectives.
Nursery and Reception children begin to develop the foundations of movement through accessing the Physical Development strand of Development Matters. This is taught discretely throughout the day and through PE sessions delivered using the Get Set 4 PE scheme. 
In KS1 and KS2 children have  2 lessons of PE a week following the prescribed Get Set 4 PE plans. Swimming takes place in Year 3 for half a year for each class. 
In a PE session you will see:
Consistency in routines including a introduction and warm up, skill development and plenary
Collaboration and opportunity for partner discussion
Opportunities for children to work independently and together
Opportunity for children to perform and feedback
Subject specific vocabulary that builds on previous learning/year groups


Our curriculum is designed so that children are taught a variety of activities throughout each key stage and there is a progression journey through
all of these. Each area of PE also has a progression ladder which shows progression from EYFS to Year 6.
Children also deepen their understanding of PE, year on year, by being introduced to specific vocabulary which is also mapped on a vocabulary pyramid for each area.
Children have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities through out of hours learning and demonstrate their new skills in intra and inter sports competitions. All children also have the opportunity in the summer term to take part in a sports day.
Children will become confident within the different strands of PE and show resilience when tackling new skills.

 Ladypool whole school physical education curriculum map