PE Vision

Our vision is for all children at Gilbert Scott Primary School to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation.  Our PE curriculum lays foundation skills, knowledge, and aspirations to become professional sportsman and women, sports scientists, coaches, PE teachers, diet to fitness instructors. 

PE Intent

At Gilbert Scott, we will deliver a PE curriculum which is accessible to all and one which will maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement in the area of PE. This will enable them to know more about physical activity and keeping healthy, remember more about the physical activity they participate in and learn about and understand how to use and apply this knowledge to impact upon their own physical activity, participation and healthy lifestyle.


Aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel individual’s abilities in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities.

Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses.

Knowledge / Understanding

We encourage children to be inquisitive learners and ask questions, offering them the opportunity to consolidate and revisit previous learning in order to deepen understanding and create life -long learners.

PE is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult.


The areas covered in the PE curriculum for EYFS and Key Stage 1 focus on the development of fundamental movements through multi-skill lessons. Throughout the lessons the children are set individual and group tasks in order to develop additional skills such as team work, communication and leadership.

These skills are then developed in more specific topics throughout Key Stage 2. Here the children have the chance to revisit and build on the knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in the previous key stage and use them across a large variety of sports. Children are also challenged to think, create and solve problems whilst working as a team and individually within competitive and non-competitive environments. This enables children to develop and experience different roles within a team and recognise the importance of each role. Whilst developing their physical ability children are progressively introduced to theoretical information such as key muscles, bones and the effects of exercise and activities.


Our children will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.


We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.