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Ferrars Junior School

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PE & Games Intent, Implementation & Impact



At Ferrars we provide a range of sporting activities with the aim to inspire all children to reach their potential. Physical Education (PE) supports children’s health, wellbeing, confidence and physical fitness. Ensuring PE is enjoyable and motivating, we promote lifelong physical activity. We offer all children the opportunity to compete in sport and other physical activities. This helps to build character and develop lifelong values such as respect, teamwork and resilience. All of our PE, including swimming, is taught by specialist teachers and aims to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that by the end of year 6 they are well prepared for the challenges they will face in the next stage of their education.



All children receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum of two hours timetabled lessons per week with access to the key areas of the subject. PE is planned with a clear progression of skills and knowledge. This ensures that all children access it at an age-appropriate level. We also hold daily opportunities for physical activity through the daily mile and playground games at play and lunchtimes. Together we plan sessions to cover a broad range of skills and activities. Alongside this children will attend swimming lessons in the local pool and learn to swim 25 metres competently and confidently. In addition to this children have the opportunity to be active in a range of clubs.

Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop their fundamental movement skills
  • Improve their coordination, balance and agility
  • Manage, lead and join in games, further developing their teamwork, speaking and listening skills
  • Learn important PE vocabulary
  • Enjoy being active and understanding the importance of a healthy diet



  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills and develop and in depth understanding of PE
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly and exercising regularly
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, whilst motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
  • 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 extra-curricular activities
  • The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water


We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. During all lessons the children regularly assess their performance and understanding, this may be in the form of self-assessment, peer assessment or formative assessment. After every unit the children complete their PE assessment portfolio which allows them to self-assess each unit of study. These portfolios remain with the children throughout their time at Ferrars, allowing them to see their progression as well as areas to improve. Children at Ferrars make good progress in PE and are eager to attend after school clubs and sports events.


Our PE & Games Curriculum Overview



Since 1994, swimming and water safety has been a statutory element of the national curriculum for physical education in England.

This means that every 11-year old child should leave primary school with the skills to keep themselves safe while enjoying swimming with friends and family.


Swimming is the only sport to be included within the national curriculum physical education programme of study. All primary schools must provide swimming and water safety lessons in either Key Stage 1 or 2.

Each pupil is required to be able to do the following:

  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations
    Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.

At Ferrars, we believe that swimming is a very important life skill and one of the most important reasons that pupils should learn to swim is for safety. It is also a great form of physical activity which involves the entire body, strengthening both heart and lungs. Swimming is a fantastic social activity that allows pupils to have fun and interact with their peers. Different year groups attend swimming lessons, weekly, at Lewsey swimming pool for a term in years 3,4 & 5.