Aiming High Learning for Life



At Putnoe Primary School, through PE, we aim to inspire all children and for each child to fulfil their potential. We want the children’s experience of PE to be positive and motivating. PE, at Putnoe Primary, enables pupils to become physically confident. This supports their health, wellbeing and fitness and provides the foundations for lifelong activity. At Putnoe Primary, we want them to succeed and excel in competitive sport and physical activities. We offer all children chances to compete in sport and other activities. This helps them build character and learn values such as fairness and respect.  Through PE, at Putnoe Primary, we develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. They build confidence and competence in a range of physical activities.

Throughout their time, at Putnoe Primary School, each child receives 2 hours of PE a week with class teachers and, on occasions, specialist coaches. The long-term plans ensure we cover a broad and full range of skills and activities, which are part of a concept curriculum.


Children in Year 5 will learn to swim 25 metres competently and confidently in a range of strokes. Children also have the chance to be active in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, many of these sports based with links to local tournaments and encouraging the more able.

At Putnoe Primary, teachers will teach in a way that children:

  • have fun and experience success in a wide range of sports
  • can join in at their own level of development
  • build and secure a range of skills from EYFS and develop into Year 6
  • develop good sporting attitudes, linking to our schools’ values
  • understand basic rules
  • experience positive competition and be rewarded for participation
  • learn in a safe environment

Our curriculum, at Putnoe Primary School, aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop their fundamental movement skills
  • improve their agility, balance and coordination
  • lead and join in PE games with growing confidence, developing their speaking and listening skills
  • learn useful PE vocabulary and knowledge to help them at KS3 and beyond
  • enjoy fitness and understand the importance of a good diet and exercise


At Putnoe Primary School, the impact of quality first teaching in PE fosters a love and enthusiasm for the subject.  Pupil voice provides evidence that pupils are able to talk with confidence and enthusiasm about what they have enjoyed in PE. Pupil voice also demonstrates that many pupils have participated in wider sporting activities and/or competed in local competitions. Pupils are able to recall their experiences over time.

Furthermore, our plan is to ensure:

  • pupils will become enthused and excited by sport
  • increased awareness and participation in healthy life-style choices
  • pupils will become increasingly aware of new sports and extra-curricular activities
  • ttey will also have an understanding of how PE is inclusive for all
  • pupils will develop enquiry skills to pursue their own talents