Physical Education

At Vine Tree Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that enables pupils to succeed and excel in a variety of sporting activities. Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. We intend to encourage pupils to take part in competitive sports and to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Our key values of fairness, resilience and respect are embedded within our P.E. lessons and physical activities. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies, and will continue to support our children’s well-being.

In line with the national curriculum, we aim 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.

Our main intention is that our children leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and maintain active, healthy lifestyles in secondary school and beyond.


In Early Years children will work towards the Physical Development ELG during continuous provision activities.  This will focus on:

  • Negotiating space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others
  • Demonstrating strength, balance and coordination when playing
  • Moving energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping, and climbing

Teachers may use units from the Get Set 4 PE Scheme of Workr discrete PE sessions.

  • Introduction to PE
  • Fundamentals
  • Gym
  • Dance
  • Ball skills
  • Introduction to athletics

KS1 and KS2 pupils at Vine Tree Primary School participate in a minimum of two PE sessions a week. Our PE programme is supported by the Get Set 4 PE Scheme of work which incorporates a variety of physical skills which underpin the fundamentals of sport and are designed to develop children’s physical literacy. These skills are applied across a range of sport and activities including Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, OAA and Games. This scheme of work also provides children with the opportunity to develop key abilities to be successful not only in PE but across the whole school curriculum focusing on Social, Emotional and Thinking skills.

In KS1 the focus of PE sessions is on developing the fundamental skills needed to participate in more widely recognised and played individual and team sports.  These are covered in units such as 'Ball Skills and Striking & Fielding'  with children applying their skills in units such as 'Invasion games.'  In KS2 the children are introduced to more widely played sports such as Rugby, Netball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basketball. 


PE is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where pupils in our school have access to a wide range of sports and activities. This promotes a healthy active lifestyle and enables pupils to become physically confident and excel in competitive sport across a wide range of sports and activities.

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