Physical Education


At Abbey Hey Primary Academy, we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and promote key attributes such as determination, hard work, teamwork and responsibility by putting the Framework for Excellence principle of Education with Character at the heart of its sports provision, so that pupils’ flourish in a range of different physical activities. 

The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance;
  • Have and maintain high levels of physical fitness;
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle which is achieved by eating sensibly, being aware of the dangers of drugs, smoking and alcohol and exercising regularly;
  •  Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being;
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others;
  • Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography;
  • Are able to improve their own and others’ performance
  • Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport;
  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water

At Abbey Hey Primary Academy, we have developed an all-inclusive range of sporting opportunities, in school and in extra-curricular activities such as dance, football, badminton and multi-sports, that offer pupils a wide- variety of opportunities to access sports that they may not have access to outside of school time. The P.E curriculum at Abbey Hey Primary Academy provides children with a relevant, coherent, progressive knowledge of the fundamental movement, skills and further links to health and well-being. 

These are explored through our teaching of:

  • Dance
  • Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)
  • Outdoor games (football/ hockey/ basketball)
  • Body management 
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA)
  • Swimming



As part of the planning process, teachers plan the following:

  • A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth;
  • The use of regular formative and summative assessments are used to support learners’ ability to block learning and increase space in the working memory;
  • Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner;
  • Opportunities to work with experts in the field and learn from their work ethic and demonstrations of good practice.



Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. Within lessons, there are opportunities for formative assessment that is ongoing throughout each lesson. It judges progress and enables the teacher to make flexible adaptations to their planned teaching. Through ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities and adult support, thus providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for pupils.

In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  •  A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
  • A celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates progression across the school;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning;
  •  The annual tracking of standards across the curriculum.
  • Assessments of pupils' achievements against the National Curriculum.


Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium

Long Term Plan

Physical Education Progression Map

Summer 1 After School Clubs

PE Gallery


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