Mary Elton Primary School

Mary Elton Primary School

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Physical Education (PE)

At Mary Elton, our aim is to provide an enriched PE curriculum that encourages our children to flourish in a variety of physical activities and sports which is essential in their physical, social and mental development. All children will benefit whether enhancing existing skills, learning new skill or being introduced to new sports, clubs, teams and organisations.

At Mary Elton our children will have opportunity to compete in competitive sports and activities in our inter- house sports competitions; as well as competitions with other schools that build character and help embed our school values of Ready, Respectful and Safe and the 5 C’s. Our children will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of physical activities and sports through sporting day trips and sporting experts coming in to share their knowledge and teach lessons. Our intent is to ensure our children understand the importance of having a healthy lifestyle and the need for good nutrition; this is taught through our cross- curriculum of Science, PSHE and our Healthy Eating Trail.

By the time a pupil leaves Mary Elton Primary School in Year 6, they will have had opportunities to have:  

  • Experienced a wide variety of Physical Education and sports through our PE curriculum and sporting days.
  • Built character to help them embed values such as fairness and respect.
  • Be physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness
  • Taken part in inter – house competitions and competitions with other schools
  • Completed Bikeability Level 1 and 2
  • Swimming lessons and be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres, perform safe self-rescued in different situations and use a range of stroke
  • Attended sporting activity day trips
  • Knowledge of the importance of healthy lifestyle and importance of nutrition.
  • Completed the Healthy Eating Trail
  • Learn from sporting experts coming in, sharing their knowledge, experiences and taking lessons
  • Had options to attend a wide range of after-school clubs
  • Knowledge of the importance of living active lives.

For more information, please see the PE Yearly Curriculum Plan (Pdf).