PE at Wittersham CEP School

Teaching & Learning

At Wittersham School, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We believe that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed our Christian values of love, respect, kindness, self-worth and perseverance and forgiveness. We strive to ensure that Physical Education is enjoyable, exciting and meets the needs of all our children.

The principal aims of physical education at Wittersham are to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

The PE programme adheres to National Curriculum guidelines, and will ensure breadth and balance between the following six aspects: Games, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Swimming and Outdoor and Adventurous activities. Please see the PE curriculum map for further details.

Pupils in both KS1 and KS2 will engage in lessons of high quality PE each week. In KS1 the curriculum focuses on fundamental movement skills to develop agility, balance and co-ordination. Curriculum content includes ball skills and team games, gymnastic and dance activities. At KS2 pupils will continue to apply and develop a range of skills and units of work which include a range of invasion, net/wall, and fielding and striking games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and swimming. Children’s experiences will also be enriched through opportunities for outdoor and adventurous activities. A range of resources will be used to support progression across the curriculum including specialist coaching sessions for different sport


Teachers assess children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in Physical Education by making observations of the children participating during lessons. As part of our assessment for learning process, children will receive verbal feedback in order to aid progress in the subject. Children are also encouraged to be critical of their own performance, highlighting their own next steps. Once a year, Target Tracker statements are assessed by class teachers, showing children’s attainment in the following three areas: Physical, Cognitive and Social & Emotional. The PE Leader then analyses this data and provides feedback to the class teachers in order to inform and improve future practice.

Click the link below to view our Progression of Knowledge & Skills Document

Progression of Knowledge & skills document for PE