Trinity St Mary's CE Primary School

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Physical Education: is an integral part of our curriculum as we endeavour to provide an environment that encourages children to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Teachers are supported by Wandsworth games and the Val Sabin planning. We believe that the subject challenges all pupils to achieve in physically demanding activities. Additionally, it helps them to become confident and supports their health and fitness throughout their lives. We encourage children to be active every day, whether through PE lessons, active breaks, extra curriculum activities, active playtimes or competitive sport.




Through physical education, our aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, fundamental skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities, net and wall, striking and fielding. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action, involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, promoting positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle, and enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.



Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of Sport and we do this through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual/group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for other children, and we encourage children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of other children.  Each topic focuses on a different sport where the children build upon previous skills and develop new ones in a game based setting. Within lessons, we give children the opportunity both to collaborate and to compete with each other, and they have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources.

All teachers assess children’s learning in PE as they observe them during lessons. They record the progress made by children against the learning objectives and key skills provided in the PE overview. Teachers also take pictures of selected, focused activities as evidence to show attainment and progress. At the end of a unit of work, teachers make a judgement as to whether the child has met, exceeded or is working towards the expectations of each individual unit. Instant assessment is provided during lessons in the form of verbal feedback and questioning to develop the children’s learning and understanding during game time. 

All children at Trinity St Mary’s get an hour of sports education a week, we aim to add an extra-hour of physical activity throughout the week through short sessions of daily physical activity; this includes our daily mile and active playtimes.




At TSM, all staff follow a school-wide vision for PE. If you walk in to a PE lessons, you would see children being challenged to the best of their abilities and supported so that they are successful in every lesson.

All lessons are structured around learning key sport skills. At the start of each lesson, children are asked to recap what they have learnt so far and are introduced to the new skill being learnt in the lesson. During the lesson, children are challenged or supported using the STEP process to develop and use the key skills in game based settings. At the end of the lesson, children reflect on how they have applied the key skills to their learning and say how they saw other people using these skills.


Each team sport ends with an intra-class tournament where children play in a team against the rest of the class. During the summer term, all children compete in Sport’s Day where they are able to display their athletic skills.

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