P.E. St Michael & All Angels


Physical Education is a significant part of school life and ultimately, a fundamental component in a children’s physical and mental well-being. Our intent therefore is to provide a broad, inclusive and high-quality PE curriculum in which all children will benefit and succeed, from Early Years to Year 6. We aim to achieve this through developing the children's existing skills, supporting them into acquiring new skills and offering new sports, teams and clubs.

We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, not just as participants, but also team members and spectators. It is important that our children understand the need for fairness and respect to in sports to help embed life-long values.

We aim to ensure that children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and to equip them with the knowledge to do so. We believe it is vital that children know how to maintain a healthy life style and aim to equip them with the knowledge to be able to lead a healthy life as they grow and that they understand the value of positive physical and mental health.

Overall, we aim to ensure that children’s experiences of PE are positive and motivating and that we provide a safe and supportive environment for children’s sporting talents to flourish.


At St Michael & All Angels, we use a curriculum which is broad and balanced and ensure the requirements of the National Curriculum are met. All pupils receive this curriculum by participating in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE, utilising the vast outside space and school hall available to us.

To enhance our curriculum we buy in the services of Active Fusion who deliver one of the children's PE sessions and to deliver an after-school sports club. This ensures that the sessions delivered are of a high quality and can also be used to support the development of teacher knowledge, thus improving the delivery of future sessions. We also have Sports Apprentices in school who work with Active Fusion staff to develop their own skills and then support teachers in the delivery of weekly PE sessions.

The PE curriculum is sequenced to ensure progression of knowledge and skills throughout a child’s primary education. This enables the children to build upon prior experiences and apply these fluently and with growing confidence.

Within this curriculum, children participate in a range of Invasion, Striking and Fielding and Net and Wall Games, encouraging team work and resilience. Gymnastic and Dance units are also planned to develop imagination, creativity and to allow the children to express themselves. Indoor and Outdoor athletics are also developed through this curriculum, preparing the children for Sports Events and Sports Day. Children have the opportunity to develop outdoor and adventurous activity skills through activities such as orienteering and archery which are then put into practice during a residential trip to PGL at the end of KS2.

We aim to enable our children to participate in different sporting activities and competitions throughout the year giving them the opportunity to put the skills they have learnt into practise. In addition to this our Year 4 children also take part in swimming lessons which further develop the range of skills the children have access to to promote healthy living in later life.


Through the PE scheme delivered at St Michael & All Angels, we help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through engaging and fun lessons. We equip our children with the necessary skills to engage in a variety of sporting activity, enabling them to instinctively utilize skills and knowledge acquired during PE lessons. We provide the knowledge for the children to maintain a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally into their adult lives encouraging them to take responsibility for this while developing a love of sports and physical exercise.

Our Primary School Sports Funding will enable us to continue and extend our PE provision through additional resources and equipment, the running of a wide variety of sports club during and after school, enabling our pupils to enter into more sports competitions and the continued collaboration with Active Fusions to train staff to deliver PE sessions to an even higher quality.

We will assess the impact of our curriculum through formative assessments, making judgments regarding the children's skills as well as their attitude towards their physical education.

We will measure the impact of PE through:

  • Pupil attainment data
  • Pupil voice
  • Learning walks
  • Lesson observations

In our science lessons some of the things you will see are:

  • Pupils are engaged quickly at the beginning of the lesson and skills are progressed throughout.
  • Pupils are active and moving throughout the entirety of the lesson.
  • Children have used the skills learnt in the lesson in play.
  • Teachers demonstrate skills and model a good technique.
  • Teachers are providing constant feedback to children regarding skills and techniques.
  • Teamwork and sportsmanship.