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Physical Education (PE)

‘Physical Education is the most effective means of providing all children and youth with the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding for lifelong participation in society’

UNESCO Sports Ministers


At Henbury View First School, we aim to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We listen to our children wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave our school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at middle school and beyond. We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. We have strong links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure the children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.

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At Henbury View First School, the PE lessons that are delivered encourage children to compete against themselves and others whilst being challenged to improve their social and emotional skills. Due to our adoption of the Getset4PE scheme, the objectives that are taught align with the National Curriculum with the aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives
  • Have the opportunity to cover each area of the PE curriculum (in their Key Stage)
  • By the end of KS2, are ready for the next stage of their PE learning in KS3
  • Learn values such as fairness and respect
  • Build confidence and resilience
  • Have access to PE lessons

As stated above, it is our intent at Henbury View to teach children the knowledge and skills, which they will require to lead successful, healthy and active lives. In order to achieve this, we aim See the source imageto deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities within PE. This scheme allows our children to access a clear progression of knowledge and skills as they progress through school. In EYFS, KS1 and KS2, the children have at least two high-quality PE lessons a week, which follow the prescribed Getset4PE scheme of work and subsequent lesson plans. We also have a wide range of high-quality external agencies (e.g. AFC Bournemouth) who support in the teaching of the curriculum.

In a PE lesson you will see:

  • A consistent approach of an introduction to the lesson, a warm-up, new knowledge introduced, skill development/application of knowledge and a plenary
  • An opportunity for collaboration and partner/team discussion
  • Opportunities for the children to work independently and collaboratively
  • Opportunities for the children to perform their acquired skills and knowledge
  • Opportunities for feedback from other children and the teacher
  • Sport/activity specific vocabulary that builds on the children’s previous learning
  • A clear progression in knowledge and skills from one-year group to the next

The school Sports Ambassadors assist in shaping PE and have helped plan school competitions such as Sports Day and Wake and Shake. Teachers and coaching staff use their professional judgement to observe children over the period of each half term. They use assessment strands, which include demonstrating fundamental movements in isolation and also applying to sports and physical activities, to make a judgement based within age-related expectations, above or below at the end of each half-term. By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. 

Key Threads

At Henbury View, we have key threads that run through and across year groups. These will continually be revisited and explored across the academic journey of a child at Henbury. Each thread is underpinned by key vocabulary and knowledge that will be explicitly taught in PE. The key threads are:


Fundamental Movement Skills


Body Management

Outdoor Adventurous Activity

Physical, Social, Emotional, Thinking

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Sports Mark

We are also proud to announce we have been awarded the Gold Sports Mark for 2022/23!