Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Physical Education


The 2014 National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all children: 

  • 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. 

At Whitefriars Primary Academy, it is our intent that the PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities, whilst supporting their confidence with health and fitness and embedding values such as fairness and respect. 

Throughout the programme of study, we encourage children at KS1 to develop their fundamental movement skills, become competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination. The PE curriculum enables our pupils to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of challenging situations underpinned by real PE. 

Our goal is to ensure that by the end of KS2 the children can apply and develop a broader range of skills practiced in KS1, varying their use to enable them to make actions and more complex sequences of movement. We ensure that children have had the opportunities to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other across a number of different physical activities and sports, as well as understanding how to improve and evaluate their own success. Throughout the year, the children will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance. 

We encourage children to challenge and develop their swimming ability so that each child has the opportunity to swim competently and confidently over a minimum distance of 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively. 

PE Programmes of Study:  



Vocabulary Pyramids All Sports

PE Curriculum Map - Whole School - Get Set 4 PE

Long Term Progression Maps

Sport Progression Documents

Sports Assessment Criteria

PE Vocabulary 2022

PE and Sport Premium Funding

Please see below a breakdown of ours schools PE and Sport Premium funding explaining how we spend our funding and the proposed impact and overall effect it has on pupils' PE and sport participation and attainment.

PE Spending 2023-24

PE Gallery

PE Gallery