King's Somborne C of E Primary School

Love - Trust - Hope - Joy


Our PE curriculum intent is to ensure that all children enjoy being physically active. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle both now and in the future. We wish to empower children to believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.


Our implementation of a high-quality PE education strives to offer a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activity to ensure that all children are given a wealth of opportunities to progress physically. In October 2020, we adopted the PE Hub scheme to teach PE across the school. This scheme sets children up to enjoy games and athleticism, but also focuses on the achievement of whole-child objectives such as social and cooperation skills, goal setting and self-evaluation.


In Reception, children receive one formal hour of PE teaching each week, which is supported by our PE Lead, Mr Sparrow, as well as the class teacher. Further physical development opportunities are available at all times through Continuous Provision.


In Years 1-6, children have at least 2 hours of quality PE sessions a week following a combination of the PE Hub prescribed plans and lessons tailored by Mr Sparrow. Having a teacher solely focused on Sports and PE, working in tandem with the class teachers, ensures that teacher professional development is ongoing and teaching is of a high standard.


The impact of our PE curriculum is that children show clear progression of skills in PE, as illustrated in our progression of skills document.


Children have the opportunity to take part in a vast range of extra-curricular activities and demonstrate their new skills in sports competitions. All children also have the opportunity to take part in a sports day.


Our new Year 6 PE ambassadors are to receive training in the ‘Bronze Ambassador’ scheme (Spring 2024) and are becoming fantastic leaders and motivators for physical activity across the school. As their role develops, the ambassadors will run their own lunchtime activities and take on more responsibility for the organisation of sports events and competitions. We want to learn with and from our children, to ensure that our provision inspires and enables them to enjoy being physically active


Our curriculum inspires curiosity, enables our children to aspire for more, and supports them in becoming resilient learners.