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Our PE subject Leader is Mr Benson

Curriculum Statement of Intent for PE

Hendal Primary School believes that all pupils, regardless of their cultural, physical or academic differences should be given the opportunity to develop to their full potential through an enjoyable, balanced, high quality and progressive series of activities. With our positive attitude to healthy and active lifestyles, we provide opportunities for pupils to grow in confidence. We nurture their creativity and enable them to face up to different challenges and encourage pupils to take part in a wide range of competitive sports both in school and outside of school. Growing in competence, pupils learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. Eventually through these processes, we hope the children will discover aptitudes, abilities and preferences and make choices about how to get involved in physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.


The aim of the PE team builds on the whole school ethos by enabling students to:

Belong as part of a team

Aspire to reach their potential

Achieve the best they can be

PE offers opportunities for children to:

  • become skilful and intelligent performers;
  • acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts;
  • learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking;
  • develop their ideas in a creative way;
  • set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members;
  • understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success;
  • respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments;
  • take the initiative, lead activities and focus on improving aspects of their own performance;
  • discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities;
  • make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives;
  • develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.


We acknowledge the need for purposeful lessons so we should also recognise the need to plan our PE with several principles in mind:

  • Within a lesson there should be maximum activity for everyone.
  • Attainable objectives suitable to the age and ability.
  • Opportunities to experience and develop a variety of skills.
  • Opportunities to invent games and rules.
  • To respond to pupils’ diverse learning needs
  • To overcome potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.

Please click the link to view the Progression of skills in PE


Curriculum drivers PE