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Physical education

"the sky has no limits. neither should you." Usain bolt

our vision

We aim to provide the children with a fun, high quality PE curriculum in a safe, supportive environment, to inspire them to have a lifelong love of an active lifestyle. PE will also help to key life skills and qualities such as teamwork, self reflection, resilience, independence, fairness and tolerance.


At Westbury Park School, we recognise that physical activity and sport are essential parts of a child’s everyday life and are a key factor in their future well-being.

We want every child to find enjoyment in physical activity and aim to provide them with a wide range of opportunities so that they can discover the right kind of activity for themselves and experience the benefits that an active lifestyle can provide.

The aims of Physical Education (PE) at our school are that all children:

  • adopt an active lifestyle and understand the benefits it provides

  • develop a range of sporting skills across the national curriculum, including swimming

  • are physically active for sustained periods of time

  • engage in a range of competitive sports and activities

  • lead healthy, active lives

  • understand the importance and effect of exercise and being healthy

  • develop a sense of fair play and a sporting attitude

  • enjoy sporting activities and have fun, developing resilience and perseverance


PE at Westbury Park Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; Invasion Games, Net & Wall Games, Strike and Field Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Outdoor & Adventure Activities and Swimming

The PE curriculum is supported through the use of the ‘Champions’ scheme of learning which reflects the key aims of the National Curriculum. The scheme provides adaptable fun and innovative PE plans that are fully inclusive whilst enabling staff to feel supported in their professional development.

Every child has access to two hours of high quality physical activity every week. These are either taught by the class teacher or by specialist sports coaches.

The school uses the Sports premium grant to access high quality sporting venues and sports coaches within its local community. These include hiring facilities at Shine Playing Fields, Redland Tennis Club, Kellaway Playing Fields, Horfield leisure centre and Coombe Dingle Sports Complex.

In each lesson, children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways with each lesson building on prior learning, allowing it to stick so they can be applied in a  different context. Different skills are recapped throughout, and across, the years, each time they are being built upon; allowing children to know more and remember more.

Children learn to swim during Years 3 and 4. If children are not meeting national curriculum expectations we sign post parents to further lessons and provide a top up opportunity in school during Year 6.


As a result of our high quality PE provision, we have a community of active learners who choose to lead active lifestyles outside of school. Within school, they apply fundamental movement skills across a range of sports and show a clear enjoyment of all activity, benefiting their physical and mental health.

Children will demonstrate:

  • The willingness to acquire new knowledge and skills which they can adapt to different contexts

  • The values of fair play, team work, empathy, encouragement and resilience

  • High levels of physical fitness.

  • An understanding of what a healthy lifestyle entails

  • The desire and ability to be physically active for sustained periods of time

  • Originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography,

  • Ability to reflect on their own and others’ performance to improve outcomes

  • 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.

By the time children have left Westbury Park Primary School, they will understand the many benefits of an active lifestyle and be motivated to continue with this in their future lives.

curriculum coverage

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our core enrichment offer

As part of our core offer we aim to ensure that every child has had the chance to experience the following during their time at Westbury Park Primary School:

  • Access to high quality sporting venues

  • Opportunities to take part in Sports Festivals with other schools

  • To take part in a inter school competition/sporting event

  • To take part in a House tournament

  • To take part in a  school sports day

  • To have access to a variety of extra curricular clubs

  • To take part in outdoors and adventurous activities outside of school grounds

  • To be a sports leader, peer mentor or wellbeing champion

Through the local sports partnership, children have the opportunity to take part in a broad range of competitive events during the school year with other schools, including cricket, football, cross-country and sports hall athletics. These opportunities enable children to work as part of a team, learn about winning and losing and develop motivation and resilience.

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