Goosnargh Oliverson's Primary School

Goosnargh Oliverson's Church of England Primary School

Physical Education

The National Curriculum states that: 

'A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.'



At Oliverson’s, we believe that PE develops a child’s skills, understanding and knowledge so they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities both physically and mentally.  The PE curriculum fosters fun and high-quality activities which inspire all children to succeed and excel their individual abilities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Through physical education, our children will have the opportunity to develop positive character values such as fairness, respect, communication and resilience. These values are transferable into all aspects of life. 


 Each week, all children will participate in two quality PE lessons which will cover two separate PE skills which they will build on until they master it.  Teachers will use the PE Progression of Skills to break down each key skill to make all lessons meaningful and relevant to the year group. Each lesson has a specific characteristic which will help children become better team players and become more resilient. This in turn will improve their mental well-being as well as their physical well-being. At the end of each lesson, the children will have the opportunity to discuss their learning and talk about what they can do in the following session to develop and improve their skills even further. 

As a school, we provide children with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities that are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s physical activity in order to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Children have the opportunity to represent the school at competitive levels in the local area. This is an inclusive approach which aims to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are enjoyed by the children.

Following the New National Curriculum 2014, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to achieve highly 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

The children are taught that we eat for energy and then need to use this energy by being active. Primary School years are crucial to tackling obesity and physical inactivity. Regular physical activity is proven to reduce the risk of many chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.

Through sport, physical activity and PE we aim to enthuse, inspire and motivate all children to learn new skills whilst having lots of fun.

Lancashire PE Passport:

The school follows the Lancashire Scheme of work for PE using PE Passport, covering a wide range of activities, games and competitive sport. PE lessons are delivered consistently and children benefit from working with highly skilled and experienced staff. Teachers adapt the scheme as and when to suite the needs of the pupils. End of Unit assessments are completed using assessment tool on PE Passport. 

Lessons include:

  • Fundamental Skills in EYFS and KS1
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Games (Net / wall games, striking / fielding games, invasion games)
  • Athletics
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Swimming

Our PE curriculum is diverse, providing children with the opportunities to try new activities. Children are given opportunities to develop leadership roles, as well as coaching and officiating skills within the PE curriculum. 

Curriculum Provision (2 hours of PE lessons per week)

Please click here to view our PE Scheme Overview.