Curriculum Intent

At Victoria Primary Academy, we aim to create a learning experience that inspire children to be active and lead a lifelong healthy lifestyle through fun, inclusive and competitive PE. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident, promote curiosity and express their creativity. We deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire and enrich all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills, both in the curriculum and as part of extracurricular provision. Our children will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build skills such as resilience, communication and initiative to help embed our Victoria Values. We recognise the importance of teaching children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to instil these life-long values. 

Victoria Primary Academy understands and values the benefits of PE: we will support our children to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for social, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, now and for their future, to truly create ‘Learners Without Limits’. 

Curriculum Aims

Children at Victoria Primary Academy participate in weekly PE and sporting activities. To ensure high standards of PE teaching across the school, we ensure that the objectives of the National Curriculum are met and that we implement a curriculum which is progressive, inclusive and engaging. 

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • 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 
  • lead healthy, active lives.

We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. To further promote leading a healthy, active lifestyle, we participate in the daily mile. We incorporate the importance of good nutrition and maintaining a healthy diet into Connected Curriculum topics.

Children are taught skills to keep them safe, such as being able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.

Subject Leader

For more information, please contact the PE Subject Leader:

Mr J Tyson

Useful Documents

PE Curriculum Map 2020-21