Physical Education (P.E)

What is PE?

Primary school PE consists of a diverse range of activities that physically move the body and hence incorporate exercise and often team playing. It also helps children develop new physical skills, motivation and growth in self-esteem.


What is our approach to PE at Holyport? (INTENT)

Holyport CE Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health.

We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. All children participate in competitive sport which can be against self and/ or others.

 We encourage children to transfer the school values and promises to sporting and physical activity, ensuring that they aim to be the very best that they can be whilst demonstrating the school vision of ‘Love Learning Love life … in all its fullness’ John 10:10. We aim for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and to be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives.

Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Holyport, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes and the opportunity to compete alongside peers, pupils locally and where possible across Berkshire or National should to the opportunity arise. We aspire for children to adopt a positive ‘Growth Mindset’ and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience

Whilst retaining its unique contribution to a pupil’s movement education, physical education also has considerable potential to contribute to much wider areas of learning. We believe it is important that physical education is integrated into the whole school’s planning for the development of pupils’ communication, numeracy, PSHE and computing skills.


PE Curriculum Aims

  • To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency (acquiring and developing).
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas (selecting and applying).
  • To improve observation skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance (improving and evaluating).
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body, and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising (knowledge and understanding of fitness and health).
  • To develop the ability to work independently, and communicate with and respond positively towards others (working alone and with others).
  • To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being (applying safety principles).


Curriculum Leader: Steven Deverall 

Welcome to Holyport Primary School. We currently have Pre-Reception places available for September 2024. Please contact the school office to arrange a viewing of our setting.