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St. David's C of E Primary School

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PE provides pupils with the opportunity to be creative, competitive and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils learn how to think in different ways and make decisions in response to creative, competitive and challenging activities. They learn how to reflect on their performance, plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve the quality of their work.

PE helps pupils develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, officiating and coaching.

Through high quality PE pupils discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences and make informed choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.


‘REAL PE’ Scheme of Work is used at St David’s with a view to including, engaging, challenging and supporting every child. The scheme develops key abilities children need to be successful within PE and Sport, across the wider Curriculum and for later life.  Each year children return to 6 cogs:

  • Creative
  • Cognitive
  • Health and Fitness
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Personal

Each cog is  structured and sequenced in order to engage pupils in purposeful personalised learning by building on prior knowledge and helping connect knowledge, understanding and skills year-on-year.

Planning and Resources


  • School follows REAL PE planning.  (One unit per year will be replaced with a ‘Gym’ unit with the same learning behaviours applied)
  • Each PE lesson follows a clear pathway– see ‘Lesson Design’ section below.
  • Resources are readily available for use during sessions and some available during lunch/break for skills practice


Learning Environment

  • Children should encourage one another to make progress
  • Children should be encouraged to take risks in order to develop resilience
  • Children display acts of healthy competition when in a game situation
  • Children should be able to refer to video resources on the “Jasmine” platform before skills practice
  • Learning environment should be well thought out and therefore safe for all learners


Lesson Design


  • EYFS- Lower KS2: Warm-up; Skill; Skill Application; Review
  • Upper KS2: Warm- up; Game; Skill; Skill Application-Game; Review and Assess




  • Pupils are given opportunities to self-assess against identified learning objectives.
  • Teachers make a summative judgement about the standard of each child’s Physical Education in the annual report to parents.
  • Teachers give appropriate formative assessment during sessions
  • Children peer mentor when appropriate
  • Children will be assessed against the criteria in each unit in the 1st and 6th sessions


Meeting the Needs of all Learners


  • All learners are presented with challenge through FUNS activities
  • Activities can be adapted for those with specific needs/disabilities using inclusion packs on the “Real PE” Website
  • All children should assess their own progress
  • All children will be presented with opportunities to participate in competitive sport both in and out of school
  • Skills can be practised during play-times and at home

Sport and PE funding for 2021/22


Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. This funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.


We use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer;

  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

    There are 5 key indicators that we should expect to see improvement across:

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sport clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
  • adopting an active mile initiative
  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2. Every child should leave primary school able to swim. 


As part of the funding criteria we are required to publish details of how we plan to spend the monies and a review of the impact on pupil outcomes. 


Swimming lessons

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 take part in swimming lessons at some point during the academic year. This constitutes one of the PE lessons for that week and children will have the opportunity to attend 10 swimming sessions.