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Physical Education



Ditton Junior School recognises the importance of Physical Education (P.E) and we follow the aims of the national curriculum as a minimum to ensure that all children can:

  • develop skill and understanding to achieve in a broad range of physical activities
  • be physically active for sustained periods of time in some vigorous exercise
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • understand how to lead healthy, active lives

Children will have the opportunity to reflect upon their performances and give feedback to others. PE and school sport will also be used to further embed the schools core values. 


P.E. is taught as a stand‐alone lesson for two lessons per week to each class. Cross‐curricular links have been established to also encourage further active lessons. The use of Sports Leaders are also implemented to increase opportunity to participate in competitive activities that develop skills.  

We teach lessons so that children:

  • Have fun and experience success in sport
  • Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development using differentiation
  • Secure and build on a range of skills both across year groups and termly within year groups       Develop good sporting attitudes that are also upheld in the school’s core values
  • Understand basic rules
  • Experience competition 
  • Participate in some demanding physical activity to enhance fitness levels
  • Learn in a safe environment
  • Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active and bearing the knowledge of how to maintain an active lifestyle

Structuring our learning around the Quigley curriculum helps children to: 

  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in‐depth understanding of PE.
  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long‐term health and well‐being. 
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others. 
  • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra‐curricular sport.
  • The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.


At Halling Primary School, we follow the Chris Quigley ‘Essentials’ Curriculum which sets out essential coverage, learning objectives, standards, and progress measures that are required for all subjects.

Across the curriculum for Years 1-6, learning will be grouped into three Milestones:

  • Throughout Y1 and Y2, children will be assessed on the concepts contained in Milestone 1.
  • During Y3 and Y4, all children will be assessed on the concepts contained in Milestone 2.
  • Finally, in Y5 and Y6 all children will be assessed on Milestone 3. 

During each term, we will continuously assess the depth of children’s understanding within that term’s Milestone 

SEND Information

PE lessons are adapted for SEND and more able pupils are challenged and given opportunities to lead and demonstrate. Lessons follow our TWEAK IT differentiation to enable learners to achieve.

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