Physical Education

Subject Leader: Miss Clorley


We aim for all children at English Martyrs to be physically active and have a good understanding of healthy lifestyles. Physical Education (PE) at English Martyrs is age appropriate and children are challenged to develop their skill acquisition in a range of sporting activities. At each stage of learning, children should be able to demonstrate a high level of fitness, activity and knowledge of healthy lifestyles.

We intend to do this by:

  • Ensuring a high-quality PE curriculum
  • Support the curriculum with the Sports Premium Grant
  • Offer children a range of extra-curricular activities
  • Develop a positive culture of sport and recognise this with the School Games Mark
  • Develop the whole child – physically, mentally, socially, and creatively


Long, medium and short-term planning that challenges pupils to develop physically in a wide range of sports and activities. In Year 5, children will develop their water confidence and water safety in a year-long swimming programme.

All teachers:

  •  Will participate in CPD to develop their understanding of the PE Pro APP scheme to support the teaching of PE
  • Use the SMART principle to develop PE activities and ensure differentiation takes place within a lesson
  • Have high expectations of pupils within the lessons
  • Work with Elite Coaches to deliver high-quality PE lessons and conduct assessment of pupils’ ability


  • Accurate records of assessment, including swimming data and Golden Mile fitness data, showing the level of participation
  • Recorded data shows the increase in activity/fitness as pupils progress through the school and children should be accessing a range of sporting opportunities
  • With the opportunities provided to the pupils through curriculum and extra-curricular planning, pupils will speak openly about the positive experiences they have had within primary school
  • Staff will feel confident in delivering high quality PE, which is differentiated and challenges all abilities
  • Develop physical skills, habits and interests that promote healthy lifestyles
  • Develop positive attitudes to physical endeavours including perseverance, fair play and sporting behaviour, and the ability to cope with success and failure
  • Learn how physical exercise affects the body
  • Understand the need for safe practice in physical activities and know how to achieve this.

Wider opportunities are provided for our children

In addition to discrete teaching in this subject, opportunities for PE through additional enrichment and links with other subject areas, ensure that elements of the PE curriculum are accessed by children throughout the year. Our children participate in competitions against other schools within the BKCAT trust throughout the year. They experience a range of different sport and physical activities through the use of specialist coaches in school and are able to participate in after school enrichment activities to promote sportsmanship and their wellbeing.
In addition to this, in the Autumn term, children in Year 6 will have the opportunity to participate in Bikeability Cycle Training. This course seeks to give children the skills and confidence to cycle safely on the road.

PE curriculum overview 2023-24

After school sports clubs

Forest Schools

Children in reception, KS1 and KS2 in school have the opportunity to experience Forest School, throughout the Autumn term.
Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth. It is a program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

Forest School Activities

PE Policy 2023-24

PE One Page Profile

Knowledge and Understanding Progression

Progression of Skills – Invasion Games

Progression of Skills – Gymnastics

Progression of Skills – Fundamental Movement Skills

Progression of Skills – Dance

PE Impact Statement 22-23

Useful Links

Click Here for Wakefield SSP YouTube channel

Click Here  for Aspire

Click Here  for Change 4 Life

Click Here  for Yoga Story Sessions

Click Here  for Free fun daily activities for parents to keep children happy, healthy and focused

Click Here  for Primary Stars Website – inspiring school children in everything from Maths and English, PSHE and Sport. Please register for FREE now!

Click Here  for Supermovers

Click Here  for Gonoodle

Click Here  for Elite Kids Coaching

Click Here  for Physical Education – BBC Bitesize

Click Here  National Curriculum (PE)