Curriculum Intent Statement for Physical Education (PE) and Physical Activity


We aim to inspire all children and for each child to fulfil their potential. We want the children’s experience of PE to be positive and motivating. PE enables pupils to become physically confident. This supports their health, wellbeing and fitness and provides the foundations for lifelong activity.

We want them to succeed and excel in competitive sport and physical activities. We offer all children chances to compete in sport and other activities. This helps them build character and learn values such as fairness and respect.

Through PE, we develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. They build confidence and competence in a range of activities.


Each child receives 2 hours of PE a week with specialist coaches or class teachers. At Carrington we use the realPE scheme to teach the fundamental skills of agility, balance and coordination in an inclusive environment – see document below realPE progression of skills. We plan their sessions to cover a broad and full range of skills and activities. Swimming and water safety for Years 3, 4 & 5 is taught by a designated qualified swimming teacher. We endeavour to support the National standard for swimming achievement (to be able to swim 25m) by providing booster swimming sessions for Year 6 Children.

Children also have the chance to be active in after school clubs.

We teach in a way that children:

  • have fun and experience success in sport
  • can join in at their own level of development
  • build and secure a range of skills
  • develop good sporting attitudes
  • understand basic rules
  • experience positive competition
  • learn in a safe environment


Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop their fundamental movement skills
  • improve their agility, balance and coordination
  • lead and join in PE games with growing confidence, developing their speaking and listening skills
  • learn useful PE vocabulary and knowledge to help them at KS3 and beyond
  • enjoy fitness and understand the importance of good diet and exercise


All children receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum. Every child will access the all the key areas of the subject. Teachers use the realPE scheme to plan PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge. This ensures that all children access it at an age-appropriate level.

Coverage and progression details can be found in these documents:


PE-Progression-at-Carrington 2022

real PE Intent, Implementation, Impact