PE Curriculum Statement


Here at Wigmore Primary School we fully adhere to the aims of the National Curriculum and are committed to providing a high-quality physical education curriculum for all our pupils. Our PE curriculum aim is to nurture excellence and to encourage pupils to strive for their best and enjoy learning. It inspires our pupils to succeed and excel in a variety of ways, from improving knowledge in PE, to representing the school in competitive sport and sport festivals, while also helping them to embed the school values of resilience, Independence, empathy, curiosity, challenge and pride. They have the opportunity to develop their skills and enjoyment to become physically confident in a way which supports both their physical health and their well-being. This will help equip and encourage them to make healthy lifestyle choices beyond their primary education.


At Wigmore PE is delivered with the pupils’ development and enjoyment at its core.
We adopt a knowledge and skills approach to the delivery of our PE curriculum.
In Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils receive 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons every week. Experienced practitioners and class teachers deliver these sessions to ensure all pupils acquire the knowledge and skills needed for them to progress their learning. This enables our pupils to develop a sense of achievement, enjoyment and passion for PE, sport, health and fitness.

In Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) the pupils in Reception are provided with an unlimited opportunity for outdoor play experiences and 90 minutes of directed PE respectively.

Our PE curriculum map outlines the focuses for each year group that will be covered each term. These are shown on the PE curriculum journey maps. We create weekly lesson plans that detail the knowledge and skills to be taught during each session. These plans reflect age related expectations, the progression within a session and across the unit. This ensures that the appropriate skills are covered and developed throughout the year and across the key stages.
In a typical PE lesson our pupils are provided with time to:
• review and consolidate previous knowledge
• discuss objectives, key vocabulary and success criteria
• identify and develop (build on) their PE knowledge and key skills
• take part in independent and collaborative activities and performances
• self-evaluate and review their learning and that of others

Pupils in Years 4 and 5 attend swimming lessons for alternative terms of the year so they can develop and build on their prior learning in this area.

Throughout the school year the whole school takes part in a Healthy Eating, Fitness Week & Healthy travel competitions where our pupils have the opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities, take part in healthy eating workshops and link their learning in a variety of ways in other subjects, e.g. Science and PSHE.

Our pupils are also provided with many off-site and out of school opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and cultural capital. This is done through:
• Annual Sports Day
• Intra School competitions
• Inter school competitions
• Sports festivals
• Sportshall competitions
• Multi-skills competitions
• Nutritional talks and workshops
• Early morning and after school sports clubs
• Sporting Trips to local and national professional sporting events


PE is taught to promote a basis for lifelong learning, our curriculum will help children to succeed, which will lead them to lead an active healthy lifestyle. A high-quality and broad physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed or excel in sport and other physically-demanding activities. Children make secure links across the skills to help them learn more, know more and remember more. At Wigmore Primary School, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities in our PESSPA overview will lead to building character and help to embed school values such as determination, resilience and courage.

During PE lessons pupils are observed and assessed by the PE instructor and the Class Teacher to track how they are accessing the learning to ensure all pupils make progress. This helps to inform next steps for individual pupils and the planning of subsequent lessons.

All sports fixtures and competition winners and entrants, including those during the school’s annual sports day, are celebrated during whole school assemblies, school website and schools twitter feed. We also promote sporting excellence through end of year governor award ceremony, with a Female and Male sporting personality award. This helps all pupils recognise achievement and success.

WPS PE & Sports Premium with Impact

Swimming & Water Safety


All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. Here at Wigmore pupils attend swimming in yr.4 and yr.5.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

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

Wigmore Primary school Figures 22/23 (86 Pupils)

  • Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety – 66.3% (57 Pupils)
  • What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres? – 52.3% (45 pupils)
  • What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for
    example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]? – 34.9% (30 Pupils)

PE Curriculum Map 2023/24

Long Term Planning Whole School

Progression of skills

Summer 1 Topics 
Knowledge Organisers (Summer 1)
Year 1 –
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