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All Souls C of E Primary School


Physical Education




At All Souls, the intent of teaching Physical Education is to give children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being.  

We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices.  

PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving.  It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities.  Within dance it will allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity. 



PE, at All Souls, is taught by a combination of class teachers, YMCA fitness specialists and qualified YMCA sports coaches, who run lunchtime and after school sports clubs, and Marylebone Cricket Club coaches, who run half termly sessions for two year groups per term.  

Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment, where effort, as well as success, is recognised.  

Children are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, lunchtime and after school clubs, outdoor learning, lunch fitness sessions and special events e.g. Daily Mile, Active Week, Bikeability and Sports Days. 

At All Souls, the PE curriculum is structured to provide a range of sports experiences, during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports.  

Through our provision, children can aim to flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for.  Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation. 

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression using planning from Moving Matters.  This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. 

Children gain experience of  a variety of fundamental skills.  This has a focus on agility, balance, co-ordination and fitness.

Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE equipment appropriate for their age.

Children in Year 2 and Year 5 have a series of structured swimming sessions, taught by YMCA swimming instructors, which continues when they are in Year 3 and Year 6.



  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance. 
  • High levels of physical fitness, which we asses at the beginning and the end of every year.  Children with exceptional levels of fitness are put forward for our Gifted and Talented lunchtime club.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly, which is also addressed in our PSHE and Science lessons.
  • The ability to remain physically active, for sustained periods of time, and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being. 
  • Year 6 pupils are given the ability to take the initiative and become excellent Young Sports Leaders - organising and officiating Key Stage 1 lunchtime games and play. 
  • Willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, with highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport. 
  • The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water. 

Sports Funding 2020-2021

Year 6 Swimming Data 2020-2021

All Souls Primary School : Year 6 Swimming Data 2020-2021

Number of children in the cohort:


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