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At Aston-By-Sutton Primary School we recognise the importance Physical Education (PE) plays in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in PE.

PE should provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way which also supports their health and fitness. Our curriculum is inclusive for all pupils to ensure children are physically active. Children should acquire not only physical skills, knowledge and understanding, but also the awareness and importance of leading healthy, active lives as well as the values of sportsmanship, fairness and respect through the sports and activities they undertake.

When children leave Aston-By-Sutton, we aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education has been positive and that representing the school has been a source of great pride. We want children to have the knowledge and motivation needed to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.


We use the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure 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 and lead healthy, active lives

PE at Aston-By-Sutton is taught by a combination of class teachers and qualified sports coaches. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, after school clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events.

Every year during National School Sports Week (held in June) the children take part in a range of activities each day, these are provided by outside professional coaches (examples have been wheelchair rugby, Olympic festival days, inflatable obstacle courses) We hold a sports afternoon annually and encourage children to compete against other school in our cluster FAVSP in many events throughout the year.

Children gain experience of a variety of fundamental skills. This has a focus on agility, balance, co-ordination and fitness. Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age. During KS2 children will have a series of structured swimming sessions.


Our children are encouraged to be active and healthy and to start to take some responsibility for their own fitness and well-being. Opportunities to compete in sport build character and help to embed importance values such as fairness and respect.

The impact of our Physical Education curriculum: -

  • 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.

  • The ability to lead others in sporting activities

  • 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.

  • 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


Respect – Inspire – Achieve

Through PE, all of our learners have the opportunity to reflect our Values of Respect – Inspire – Achieve by

Respect - We respectfully listen to peers, teachers and sports coaches, we respectfully wait our turn, we respectfully support other people's ideas. We respect that there are rules or directions to follow. We respect that learning is a journey and we won't always get it right first time.

Inspire - We are inspired by our teamwork, we inspire others by sharing our methods and ideas with them, we take on challenges and are positive about our learning. We inspire curiosity which develops passion and talent.

Achieve - We push ourselves to achieve the very best that we can, we strive to develop ourselves physically, personally and socially. We achieve by working as individuals, in groups and in teams. We achieve by supporting better health and well-being.


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