Statement of Intent

At Corngreaves Academy, we strive to create a culture both around school and the wider community that aims to inspire an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. As a school, we provide a safe and supportive environment for children to attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We have implemented a high-quality, inclusive curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel across all areas of physical education, competitive sport, and other physically demanding activities. It is rich, varied, imaginative and ambitious and meets the needs of individual learners but can easily be adapted for pupils with additional needs. GetSet4PE offers high quality lesson plans to support and develop staff to ensure high quality teaching.

At Corngreaves Academy, we have developed an all-inclusive range of sporting opportunities, in school and in extra-curricular groups such as: football, athletics and multi-skills, that offer the children a wide-variety of opportunities to access sports that they may not have access to outside of school time. The PE curriculum at Corngreaves Primary School provides children with a relevant, coherent, progressive knowledge of the fundamental movements, skills and the further links to health and well-being. We aim to give our pupils the opportunities to think and behave like a sports person through our deepening concepts which are to develop an understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle, to master practical skills, to connect and apply skills, to compete and perform.


Children are taught following a specific lesson structure to ensure lessons are consistent across the whole school.

  • Review and Connect
  • Recall and Retrieval
  • Vocabulary
  • Explain, Example, Attempt
  • Apply – support and challenge
  • Self-regulation/Metacognition
  • Review
  • Recall and Retrieval

GetSet4PE provides planning and guidance to support staff with the delivery of PE lessons to ensure staff are confident with the skills they are delivering. The curriculum is further enhanced by the dedication to after school clubs and the idea of creating links and further implementation of sporting tournaments with other schools in the cluster. The Curriculum Lead and Teachers will be giving the Year 6’s the opportunity to become play leader supervisors, where they will deliver sports activities at lunchtime, to the younger children of the school. We follow the guidelines set by the national curriculum to ensure we offer a range of PE activities that allow each child to feel challenged and offer opportunities to progress further. 


Year groups in Key Stage 2 will attend swimming lessons during the spring term, usually Year 4.

As a school, we follow Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction and Cognitive Load Theory to provide lessons that are engaging and manageable and the ensure that knowledge is achievable and sticks. Teachers implement these strategies in every lesson and this consistent approach supports the teaching of PE at each stage and in all year groups.

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At our school, we believe all our pupils have the potential to succeed. Our Physical Education Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. Teachers have the opportunity to assess the children following a holistic approach to physical literacy. Through ongoing monitoring of lessons, the Curriculum Lead will be able to see the impact it is having on the children and their skills over time. The Curriculum Lead through conversations with staff has already seen an impact in the confidence for specific skill delivery within lessons.

Aims of the PE Curriculum

At Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) the national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all:

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

 Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

  • Formal elements

At Key stage 2 (Years 3-6) the national curriculum aims for pupils are that:

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.



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