Physical Education

Aims and objectives

Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities.

Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

Our Intent

The delivery of inspirational and high quality Physical Education forms a fundamental part of Crowan School’s ethos. We recognise that as a school we are responsible for the development of the entire child, we are committed to developing physical well-being, healthy choices as well as the mind. We endeavour to provide all pupils with the knowledge and skills to enable them to become healthy and active young adults. We will ensure that children are participating regularly in a varied and innovative range of activities. This gives them the opportunity, regardless of ability, to meet physical challenges, develop essential motor skills, appreciate the fun and joy of competition, increase their self-esteem, and at the same time develop strategies for improvement. Our mission in Physical Education is to enable each pupil to reach their full potential for future success in society.


We deliver this intent in different ways:

  • PE lessons are high quality for all abilities with lesson structure planned to enable all children to achieve but also to strengthen and develop both skills and with teams in full game situations.
  • The progression of skills has been planned for all areas of PE in every year group to ensure that the lessons and activities are matched to the child’s age and ability. This ensures progression in all year groups.
  • A new and ever evolving PE Scheme of work is used so that teachers are supported with skill knowledge, activity ideas, ICT links and progression within each lesson. This supports in the delivery of high quality lessons.
  • In lessons a further 6 key areas are taught and developed:
    • Determination
    • Teamwork
    • Self-belief
    • Honesty
    • Passion
    • Respect

Through these key areas the whole child is developed and skills are learned that are used in the wider world as well as sports, competition and physical activity.

  • 60 minutes of daily activity are encouraged and planned for throughout the day. This is done through the active playground, playground leaders running activities and organising resources, daily mile, Improves within the classroom as well as every year group timetabled for 2 hours of Physical Education lessons each week.
  • To help keep the pupils excited and enthused with their physical activity and lessons we have introduced new sports into their rolling programme. Also, the use of the Imoves package works to help teachers keep teaching varied by providing them with a huge variety of short bursts to use within the classroom.
  • Sports and Playground Leaders are trained and developed each year. They learn skills in organisation, motivation, leadership and supporting others to enjoy being active. This teaches them many real life skills and qualities that they will need throughout their whole life. 
  • The Sport Premium funding is used each year to continue to improve the provision of Physical Education,

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