Butleigh C of E Primary School

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Butleigh C of E Primary School

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Physical Education



At Butleigh C of E Primary we intent for all children to enjoy learning different sports and skills, and have the opportunity to compete against other teams, both in school and outside. To offer extended opportunities for those pupils who wish to continue the activities through specialist coach-led after school clubs such as hockey, netball, multi skills and gymnastics.


We aim for Butleigh children to be physically active pupils who:

  • Can acquire new knowledge and an in depth understanding of PE.
  • Are willing to practise skills in groups, teams or alone to achieve high levels of performance.
  • A healthy lifestyle achieved by eating healthily, avoiding drugs and alcohol to promote long term well-being.
  • Have an ability to stay active for long periods of time.
  • Have initiative to become young leaders to instill sporting attitudes in others.
  • Have positive attitudes and interest in PE.
  • Ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of year 6.
  • Where possible, children experience new sports to try such as skiing, fencing and cricket.



PE is taught discretely by a specialist PE coach. The whole school swims weekly too at the local pool. The children doing daily running of the golden mile which is recorded by daily mile monitors. The classes compete and enjoy the exercise and raising the heart beat every day. Sport is celebrated in a sports day once a year, where parents are invited to observe the children racing.

We follow the National Curriculum to complete planning for PE lessons


Children enjoying PE and able to apply the skills they have learnt to opportunities outside of school. KS1 and KS2 children are given the opportunity to take part in events, competing against other schools in the area.   Children are physically active and learn the importance of this for their future well being.


Recording  Lessons do not require written notes. Ongoing teacher assessment will take place. The children are assessed on their increasing knowledge and skills. Work will also be documented through photos on the school website. 


Reporting  On our annual reports, which are given to parents at the end of the year, a judgement will be made regarding their child’s attainment in PE relating to the national curriculum for their year group.



The curriculum leader works alongside their curriculum partner to collate evidence including analysing how planning matches the activities done in lessons, learning walks, speaking to pupils about their learning and discussing with colleagues what has gone well as well as any lessons learnt.

Butleigh Church of England Primary School - "pupils enjoy learning at this school"