Physical Education

“Through the physical activities that we provide at our school, we want to inspire physically confident individuals who uphold values such as fairness and respect and are motivated to lead healthy, active lives.”

Miss Hicks (PE Lead)



St Botolph’s C of E Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching that inspires all children to succeed in physical education. We want to teach children the skills to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team; understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Physical activity not only improves health, enhances concentration, and reduces stress but also promotes correct physical growth and development.  Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and social skills. We strive to create a culture which inspires an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and to enhance their own personal achievements.



At St Botolph’s we offer a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activity to ensure that all children progress physically. We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body to achieve their personal goals. All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and use the medium of sport to increase their self-esteem.

Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra- curricular activities. In Years 2 – 6, children take part in swimming lessons where they learn to swim confidently, competently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using a range of strokes and to perform a self-rescue.

The PE curriculum at St Botolph’s C of E Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. Our coherent and progressive curriculum ensures that children develop their knowledge in a systematic way. The programme of study for each year group builds on previous learning and prepares for subsequent years, with teachers ensuring that lessons cater for individual needs.



At St Botolph’s, we motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, helping them to grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising. The children complete each key stage with a high proficiency and knowledge in each aspect of Physical Education, they are aware of the link between physical activity and good mental health and understand its significance as part of a healthy lifestyle.

We participate in a range of Trust school games and external competitions where children get the chance to compete amongst their peers and other schools. There are a variety of after school clubs providing the children with the opportunity to take part in sports outside of school.