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Physical Education

The new National curriculum for Physical Education states:

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.

Our subject leader for Physical Education is Mr Griffin.

Our essential learning objectives for Physical Education at Belvedere Junior school are to enable children:

  • To experience and enjoy a wide range of experiences within physical education and sport.
  • To develop enthusiasm, positive attitudes and practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

During our physical education lessons children will follow personal learning journeys based on a FUNdamental skills, and multi-ability approach to teaching and learning.  This curriculum equips children with the essential abilities to maximize potential, and enjoy long-term participation in physical activity and sport.  Teaching and learning focuses on three main building blocks for every sporting action, these are known as ‘FUNdamental’ skills: Agility, Balance and Coordination.

The curriculum encourages creativity, collaboration and self-challenge, through six themed units per year, known as ‘multi-abilities’ which include: personal skills, social skills, cognitive skills, creative skills, physical skills and health related fitness. 


Year 5  have swimming lessons for 12 weeks.  These will focus on teaching children to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke].
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

PE Sports Premium:

Thanks to PE Sports Premium funding we are able to offer a large number and wide variety of after school clubs across both key stages. Outside providers run some of these clubs and Belvedere Junior staff. We have used some of our Sports Premium money to invest in specialist coaches that work across year group. These sessions are designed to boost the children’s confidence and enjoyment of PE, and work alongside the teachers in order to up skill their knowledge and give them further ideas of activities they can continue to use.