Physical Education

Our Vision: To inspire all pupils to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.

At Madginford Primary School, we consider PE to be a hugely important part of the curriculum and we pride ourselves on offering children many opportunities to take part in sport, both during and after school.

All children have two hours of timetabled PE per week, one indoor session and one outdoor session. During their time at the school, children will experience a wide range of sports, which will develop their key PE skills.

Sports Premium Funding

Last year, Madginford Primary School were allocated £21,560 for the provision and development of PE and School Sport. The breakdown of the impact this is having can be found in the 'Sports Premium' section under the 'School Development' tab.


The new PE curriculum will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident which will support their overall health and fitness. We will develop their understanding and confidence in leading a healthy lifestyle and will ensure pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time. The curriculum encourages opportunities for pupils to engage in competitive sports and other activities that build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.

We teach the children about fitness and health by building on their natural enthusiasm for movement.

We use our grounds and physical resources to help the children explore and learn about their world, and we teach skills in physical development that enable them to work and play with other pupils in pairs and small groups.

By watching, listening and experimenting, they develop their skills in movement and coordination, and enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.

Knowledge, skills and understanding

1. Acquiring and developing skills - Pupils are taught to explore basic skills, actions and ideas with increasing understanding and to remember/repeat simple skills/actions with increasing control and coordination.

2. Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas - Pupils are taught to explore how to choose and apply skills and actions in sequence and in combination as well as vary the way they perform skills by using simple tactics and movement phrases and also to apply rules and conventions for different activities.

3. Evaluating and improving performance - Pupils are taught to describe what they have done, to observe/describe/copy what others have done and to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their work.

4. Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health - Pupils are taught how important it is to be active and to recognise & describe how their bodies feel during different activities.

5. Breadth of study - Pupils will be taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through dance activities, games activities and gymnastic activities.

Respect ● Kindness ● Working together ● Challenge ● Perseverance ● Curiosity ● Independence ● Equality